The 2019 Trench Safety Stand Down

June 17, 2019 - June 22, 2019

Location: Across the U.S.


The United Rentals Trench Safety Training Program has trained 56,968 workers in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Excavation standard 1926, Subpart P since the inaugural Trench Safety Stand Down week in 2016. The program is designed to help contractors comply with OSHA requirements for excavation and trenching operations to promote safe work practices that can protect workers from cave-ins and other hazards.

United Rentals Trench Safety has trained more than 90,000 workers across North America in trench safety operations from 2016 to 2019. Other training delivered includes safety training for confined space, traffic control flagger, and OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour construction training.

United Rentals is organizing Stand Down events across the U.S. from tailgate talks at job sites and lunch-and-learns to forums featuring independent trench safety authorities, OSHA officials and United Rentals experts. 

For more information on the United Rental's United Academy head here. More information on the company's trench protective systems may be found here.