Nationwide Trench Security Stand Down coming in June

A whole bunch of jobsites across the nation will participate within the annual Trench Security Stand Down week to be held June 15-19.

Sponsored by the Nationwide Utility Contractors Affiliation, this 12 months’s occasion marks the primary time it is going to be a part of the inaugural Trench Security Month.

“Making this June Trench Security Month emphasizes the dear coaching and experiences our members’ workers are gaining by way of the Trench Security Stand Down week held yearly in June all through our business,” says Doug Carlson, NUCA CEO.

NUCA says its stand down occasions have helped remind tens of 1000’s of staff of the hazards of trenching and excavation and the significance of following correct security practices. (For extra on the enterprise and human prices of trench-collapse fatalities, see Gear World’s particular report Dying by Trench.)

The stand down week consists of a sequence of organized occasions held by NUCA and member and nonmember business professionals. Trade security professionals maintain security coaching, instructional seminars, dwell demonstrations of trench rescues and different actions associated to trench security, NUCA says.

This 12 months, the affiliation is devoting the complete month of June to getting the message out to the general public and non-NUCA business firms. NUCA experiences that in 2019, greater than 47,000 business workers and first responders at over 4,500 jobsites, from 324 organizations, took half within the stand down. It cites statistics from the U.S. Occupational Security and Well being Administration that 17 business workers died in trench accidents in 2018.

For extra particulars on the stand down, take a look at NUCA’s social media channels on Twitter (@NUCA_National), Fb (NUCA1964), LinkedIn (NUCA Nationwide), Instagram (NUCA_National), and its YouTube channel (NUCA Nationwide). The social media hashtag is #TrenchSafetyMonth.