OSHA Area Director Karena Lorek spoke on trenching hazards and solutions at the Damage Prevention and Excavation Safety Summit held recently in Springfield, Missouri. The summit, hosted by the Missouri Common Ground Alliance, was attended by 1,200 participants that included employers, workers, and representatives of trade schools, local unions, fire departments, and other organizations from more than 20 states. Lorek shared OSHA’s requirements for trenching and excavation, associated hazards, and ways to prevent injuries and fatalities. For more information, visit OSHA’s trenching and excavation webpage.
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