May 2019 Enforcement

Tennessee Cites Company for Exposing Workers to Trenching Hazards


Tennessee OSHA issued four citations and $89,500 in penalties to Prince Erachem, LLC, for exposing workers to trenching and walking surface hazards. Inspectors found that the company failed to keep walking surfaces free from debris and provide adequate protective systems, shoring, and safeguards to prevent a spoil pile at the edge of the trench from falling on workers. The company was previously cited for these violations in 2014 and 2015.


For scenarios like this, document toolbox talks, and track training using our Safety Training AppNo more printing safety topics to paper and manually scanning or tracking attendance rosters.  Let the Safety Training App improve your company’s safety program by utilizing the best “free” training app available!

No more sending safety talks to your crews and hoping that they complete them and turn in documentation.  The Safety Training App helps automate the process by scheduling and tracking your Toolbox Talk sessions!

Training confirmation is simple when your safety talks are completed electronically.  Just hit “send” and your training documents, complete with signatures, is delivered via email.

Some of our preloaded toolbox talks include trenching/excavation, lockout/tagout, marine safety, ladders and stair ways, and more!

Document toolbox talks and track training using our mobile training management system.

the Safety Reports Suite