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June 17-21, 2024

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 a webinar hosted by our team of experts

Trench Safety Events

TSSD Webinar: Understanding Trench Safety Essentials

This webinar addresses commonly misunderstood aspects of trench safety. We will cover the 20' rule, limitations of protective systems, trench shield usage, and more. Equip yourself with essential knowledge to ensure safe excavation practices and enhance safety during Trench Safety Stand Down Week.

Session Date and Times: 

  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM ET Register 
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET Register 




Trench Safety Stand Down Webinars on Demand

Understanding the Essentials of Trench Safety

The webinar is about understanding trends safety essentials and aims to help people work more safely in the industry.

The session will cover commonly misunderstood aspects of trench safety and highlight the importance of proper use of protective systems.

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Toolbox Talk: Staying Safe in Confined Spaces

A confined space toolbox talk can save lives. Here’s why and what to cover.



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

Contact Information

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The United Rentals Guide to Trench Safety

The United Rentals Guide to Trench Safety eBook provides tips, best practices and real-world examples of how to help create a strong trench and excavation safety culture.


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