Engineer’s Corner: National Trench Safety’s Load Measuring Telemetric Pin

April 6, 2017

National Trench Safety recently previewed its newly developed telemetric pin at the CONEXPO/CON-AGG construction equipment show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The telemetric pin was installed within the leg of a hydraulic excavation brace supporting an in-ground slide rail pit. As part of the demonstration, hydraulic loads were applied to the ...

Steel Sheeting Guide Frame Used During Poured in Place Lift Station Project

April 6, 2017

The contractor had been tasked with pouring in place a 17-ft square, 17-ft tall lift station for a Northern Virginia power station. The contractor had classified the soil as a Type C-60 soil that would need to be excavated to provide for a 30-ft square excavation with a depth of ...

NTS Introduces New Products and Technologies During CONEXPO

April 6, 2017

 National Trench Safety was once again fortunate to exhibit at the CONEXPO/CON-AGG trade show. The CONEXPO show is held every 3 years in Las Vegas, Nevada and is the premier North American construction equipment trade show.  NTS showcased its emerging products and technologies during the show.  Among those products present ...

National Trench Safety Releases Mobile App for the Excavation Industry

February 6, 2017

HOUSTON, T.X.—National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, trench and traffic safety engineering, and OSHA-compliant training classes, officially announced the release of the NTS Mobile App designed specifically for anyone working with Trench and Traffic Safety equipment. ...

National Trench Safety Announces Opening of New Boston, Massachusetts Operation

January 16, 2017

HOUSTON, T.X.—National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, trench and traffic safety engineering, and OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today the opening of a new branch operation in Boston, Massachusetts. “We’re extremely pleased to be able to announce ...

Steel Sheeting Guides Used For Storm Water Project

January 10, 2017

A Midwest contractor was installing a 12-ft storm water overflow line under an existing parking lot. The contractor had determined the job would require an excavation depth of 20-ft with a linear run of 70-ft followed by a 90-degree turn and then another 70-ft linear run.  The contractor’s Competent Person ...

Trench Shields Used for Wastewater Improvement in Parking Lot

January 10, 2017

  A contractor was tasked with replacing an existing terracotta sewer pipe with ductile iron in a high volume shopping center in North Carolina. The project would require two separate excavations of 16-ft length and 6-ft width to depths of 12-ft and 16-ft.  One of the pits would be used ...

National Trench Safety Announces Opening of New Cleveland, Ohio Operation

January 6, 2017

HOUSTON, T.X.—National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, trench and traffic safety engineering, and OSHA-compliant training classes, announced today the opening of a new branch operation in Cleveland, Ohio. “We are very excited to be expanding our ...

Engineer’s Corner: History and Reflections on the OSHA 2-Ft “Off the Bottom” Rule

November 18, 2016

There are many requirements within OSHA Subpart P that may not be entirely clear. One requirement that I continually get questions on is what we call the” 2-ft rule”.   The 2-ft rule provides that a protective system, such as shoring shields and hydraulic shores, cannot be held more than 2-ft ...

Ground Mats Supplied for Grounds Protection During Las Vegas Presidential Debate

November 18, 2016

A Nevada university hosted a presidential debate in October and needed to protect its grounds from the set-up and traffic associated with hosting a presidential debate. The  representative charged with the project had contacted NTS to discuss potential options with NTS’s ground mats the perfect solution for this application. The ...