Trench Safety Veteran Gary Martin Passes

June 14, 2018

Beaumont, T.X. — Gary Martin, part of the co-founding team of National Trench Safety, passed away on the morning of May 24th, 2018. Mr. Martin was one of the co-founders that formed National Trench Safety in 2004. Gary led the opening of the Beaumont, Texas branch in 2004, which was ...

Slide Rail System Used for Soil Remediation Project

June 11, 2018

Recently a South Carolina contractor was tasked with performing a soil remediation project on a former manufacturing plant. The project would require a length of 16-ft with a width of 16-ft and a depth of 24-ft. The competent person on site classified the sandy soil as sandy Type-C-60. The project ...

Construction of a new Pump Station Secured by a Slide Rail System

June 11, 2018

A South Carolina contractor was awarded the construction of a new pump station. The project would require a length of 20-ft with a width of 20-ft and a depth of 20-ft. The competent person on site classified the sandy soil as sandy clay Type-C-60. The project site was located on ...

NAXSA and NUCA Promoting Third Annual Stand Down for Trench Safety

May 15, 2018

The North American Excavation Shoring Association (NAXSA) and the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) are 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 proud partners of the NAXSA and NUCA associations, ...

Engineers Corner: Use of Arch Spreaders on Shoring Shields

May 7, 2018

Arch spreaders are used on shields for the specific purpose of raising the clearance from the underside of the shield spreader to the bottom of the excavation. Most often this is used for large diameter pipe and box culvert installations. Typically clearances can be raised from 5-ft to 8-ft with ...

Steel Plates Protect Indoor Arena Foundations

May 7, 2018

A sign company was awarded the installation of new scoreboards for a women’s basketball team on a large 12,000 seat indoor arena. The stadium had been built on cement foundations. The project required a protective system that could allow the mobility of several boom lifts along the court while protecting ...

Slide Rail System Used for Storm Drain Upgrades

May 7, 2018

A Denver contractor installed a new storm drainage system that will improve water run-off control in the area. The project required a linear run of 108-ft, a width of 20-ft and a depth of 24-ft. The Competent Person on site classified the sandy soil as Type-C. The project site was ...

Slide Rail System Used for Construction of Bridge Foundations

April 13, 2018

A South Carolina contractor was tasked to drive H-piles and pour new foundation footings that will support a new bridge on a busy interstate highway. The project would require a linear run of 32-ft with a width of 13-ft and a depth of 12-ft in a clay mixture that the ...

Installation of Storm Drainage Lines Secured by a Slide Rail System

April 13, 2018

A construction company was awarded the installation of a double barrel 66-inch storm drainage project on a high-in-traffic area composed of a recently rehabilitated interstate highway and existing crossroads. Once the project is finalized the new drainage lines will provide the proper amount of water flow to drain and reduce ...

National Trench Safety Announces Opening of New Seattle, Washington Operation

April 6, 2018

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 Seattle, Washington. “We’re very pleased to be announcing the opening ...