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 ...

Slide Rail System Utilized For Petroleum Line Addition Beside Railroad

November 18, 2016

 A contractor needed to add to an existing petroleum line at a location that was approximately 16-ft from a set of railroad tracks. The project required an excavation of 16-ft x 12-ft and 16-ft deep in what the contractor had classified as a Type C-60 soil consisting of sand and ...

Engineer’s Corner: Innovation in the Shoring Industry

October 17, 2016

It starts with what’s perceived as a great idea to accomplish things better, faster and or safer. It always seems like a no brainer to adopt great ideas and improve how things are done in hindsight. Inventors and entrepreneurs invest huge sums of time and money into developing and refining ...

Site Specific Pit System Utilized with NTS Work Zone Safety System

October 17, 2016

The contractor was upgrading the storm water infrastructure for a Northern Virginia city. The contractor would be blasting the site to help prepare an excavation for a bore pit of approximately in a 40-ft long by 16-wide to a depth of 18-ft.  Due to the blasting, the site’s shale rocky ...