National Trench Safety Announces Opening of New Fort Worth, Texas Operation

June 12, 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 Fort Worth, Texas. “We’re excited to be strengthening our presence ...

Engineer’s Corner: Excavation Shoring Equipment Job Hazard Analysis

June 7, 2017

On June 19th through 24th, the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) will be sponsoring a Trench Safety  Stand-Down to raise awareness and prevent accidents in excavation work.  One of the major ideas behind a safety stand-down is to increase awareness and focus on safety by encouraging participatns to stop, think ...

Slide Rail System with Tie Back Provides Necessary Soil Support for Large Precast Tank Installation

June 7, 2017

A Southwest contractor would be installing a concrete cooling tank that was used in the project owner’s business manufacturing process. The concrete cooling tank would be precast and would need to be installed in three sections, with each section weighing about 90,000 pounds.  The components would require an excavation of approximately ...

Hydraulic Excavation Brace Saves Contractor Time and Money

June 7, 2017

A Central Florida contractor was performing one portion of a water expansion project that would require a bore beneath existing rail tracks. The contractor estimated the excavation would need to be about 40-ft long, 16-ft wide and about 19-ft deep to provide the necessary room to operate the boring machine ...

National Trench Safety Announces Plans to Expand to United Kingdom

May 17, 2017

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 its plan to expand its branch network to the United Kingdom. “We are extremely excited to be announcing our ...

NUCA Promoting Second Annual Stand Down for Trench Safety

May 4, 2017

The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) is promoting a National Trench and Excavation Stand Down to raise awareness of the dangers in excavation work to prevent injuries and death related to these hazards.  As a proud NUCA partner we are participating in this outreach program as well as to support ...

National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Announced by OSHA

May 4, 2017

OSHA has announced a National Safety Stand-Down from May 8th to 12th with the goal of preventing falls in construction.  Falls continue to be a leading cause of fatalities within the construction industry and the goal of the Stand-Down is to raise awareness in hopes of preventing future incidents. OSHA ...

Hydraulic Excavation Brace Used As Tie Back Support for Slide Rail System

May 4, 2017

A contractor had been tasked with installing four 22-ft concrete vaults for tank insulation   on a Southwestern US military base. The project would require an excavation of approximately 40-ft wide, 60-ft long and 20-ft deep.  The contractor’s competent person had classified the clay soil as a Type B soil. The ...

Lite Guard Aluminum Shield Meets Contractor’s Need for Lightweight, High Strength Trench Shield

May 4, 2017

A contractor was installing 42-in storm water and sewer pipe as part of new development to support the growth of a Southwest US city. The project called for the excavation to be approximately 8-ft to 10-ft deep with widths running 4-ft to 5-ft.  The contractor had classified the soil as ...

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 ...