OSHA’s New Enforcement to Prevent Trench-Related Fatalities

There have been a minimum of 7 more fatalities due to hazardous trenching and excavation work than in 2021 altogether. Due to the many avoidable accidents this past year, OSHA has been enforcing the rules, evaluating the penalties for incidents, and what actions need to take place to hold employers and others accountable for any negligence.  

Click here to read about how OSHA is ensuring compliance with the rules. Contact your local OSHA or state plan office, or call 800-321-OSHA, if your employer requires working in or beside trenches that are not sloped, shored, or shielded and are five or more feet in depth.  

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