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Document ID (ISN)78856
CIS number 02-599
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Title Safety during excavation work
Original title Seguridad en trabajos de excavación [in Spanish]
Bibliographic information Instituto Nacional de Seguros, Departamento de gestión empresarial en salud ocupacional, San José, Costa Rica, no date. 15p. Illus.
Abstract In the construction sector, excavation work is particularly dangerous, with a high risk of collapse in the absence of safety precautions. This booklet outlines some of the safety measures applicable to open excavation work. Contents: stabilization of trench walls; main hazards; types of soil; preventive measures (design of trench dimensions, shoring, reinforcement structures, slope angles); check list for hazard evaluation.
Descriptors (primary) trenching and excavating; Costa Rica; mechanical hazards; construction industry; collapse
Descriptors (secondary) soil stability; hazard evaluation; shoring and bracing; check lists; safety guides; safe working methods
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceCosta Rica
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Trenching and excavating
Construction industry and civil engineering