The importance of trench safety cannot be underestimated for utility workers in water and wastewater. Failed safety takes several lives each year. Blake Smith, sales and marketing director for United Rentals Trench Safety, explains how to develop a culture and some simple steps to take for safety in the trenches.
- Visit OSHA’s trench and excavation safety page: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/trench_excavation_fs.html
- Read some trench safety tips: https://www.wwdmag.com/safety-security/osha-trench-safety-toolbox-talk-promotes-safe-work-practices
- Hear from the 2019 WWD Industry Icon about why trench safety is so important: https://www.wwdmag.com/how-0
- Learn more about 2019 WWD Industry Icon Doug Riseden: https://wwdmag.com/industry-icon-award/trench-teacher