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June 19-23, 2023

Annual Trench Safety Stand Down Week

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About Trench Safety Stand Down Week

A safety stand down is an opportunity to pause and focus solely on the topic of safety. Trench Safety Stand Down Week is a nationwide initiative to reinforce the importance of working safely in and around trenches and excavations. TSSD started with NUCA (National Utility Contractors Association), and United Rentals has been a critical partner for several years, leveraging our team of trench safety experts for in-person and online learning sessions across the country. 

Teams are encouraged to participate in the sessions or host their own toolbox talks to bring shared successes, best practices and a universal focus to safe trench work.

Contact a United Rentals Trench Safety expert to learn more, or explore our upcoming Trench Safety Stand Down Week events below.


Trench Safety Stand Down Events

Join us for webinars hosted by our team of experts throughout the week

Trench Safety Events

TSSD Webinar: Rethinking Trench Safety

Join this webinar as our Trench Safety experts discuss how inaccuracies regarding trench safety have come to be, and what we can do to correct them. Pulling knowledge from your more experienced staff is a good idea, under the condition that what is passed along is correct. Over time, some bits of information may become distorted. Correcting any distortions becomes more challenging when these errors are echoed by those that should know better. Where might the mistaken beliefs have come from? And, what are the facts?  

Two sessions available: 

  • Tuesday, June 20, 2023 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM ET Register 
  • Tuesday, June 20, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET Register


TSSD Webinar: A safe approach to underground utility obstructions

Join this webinar for an overview of regulations and approaches when digging near existing utilities. As we further consider the protection of workers and underground installations, we will explore favorable protective systems to maintain productivity and safety when exposing, protecting, and working around utilities in an excavation.

Two sessions available: 

  • Thursday, June 22, 2023 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM ET (Register
  • Thursday, June 22, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET (Register

Contact us below for any questions about Trench Safety Stand Down Week

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