|Document ID (ISN)||107815|
|Convention or series no.
||OSHA 2226 2002 (Revised)
||Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210, USA, 2002. iv, 37p. Illus.
||http://www.osha.gov/Publications/osha2226.pdf [in English]
||Trenching and excavation work presents serious hazards to all workers involved. Cave-ins pose the greatest risk and are much more likely than other excavation-related accidents to result in worker fatalities. Other potential hazards include falls, falling loads, hazardous atmospheres and incidents involving mobile equipment. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) excavation and trenching safety standard specifies requirements for excavation and trenching operations. This booklet highlights key elements of the standard, shows ways to protect employees against cave-ins and describes safe work practices for employees. Contents: OSHA's excavation and trenching standard; preplanning; protective systems; additional hazards and protections; OSHA's assistance, services and programmes.
||trenching and excavating; plant safety organization; construction industry; USA
||falls of persons; dangerous substances; public OSH institutions; collapse; earthmoving equipment; safe working methods; falling objects; comment on standard; safety guides; breathing atmosphere
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Mechanical hazards, transport
||Trenching and excavating
Construction industry and civil engineering