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Toolbox talk: trench safety.

Authors
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training
Source
Silver Spring, MD: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 2014 Mar; :1-2
NIOSHTIC No.
20044228
Abstract
Cave-ins are a serious risk and are much more likely to kill workers than other excavation-related incidents. Other trench hazards include falls, falling loads, dangerous gases and incidents involving mobile equipment. Workers should think of an unprotected trench as an early grave. About 1,000 injuries occur each year. Of these, about 140 result in permanent disability and 75 in death.
Keywords
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Construction-equipment; Safety-education; Safety-programs; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Work-environment; Worker-health; Training; Education; Safety-measures; Mortality-data; Traumatic-injuries; Work-areas; Safety-monitoring; Environmental-factors; Environmental-control; Environmental-control-equipment; Control-equipment; Excavation-equipment; Fall-protection; Gases; Poison-gases; Ground-control; Ground-stability
Contact
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Publication Date
20140313
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Construction; Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2014
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-009762; M052014
Priority Area
Construction
Source Name
Toolbox talk: trench safety
State
MD
Performing Organization
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland
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