National Trench Safety (NTS) Announces Opening of New Red Bluff, CA Operation

January 13, 2022

HOUSTON, T.X.—National Trench Safety (NTS), a Houston-based company and leader in trench safety and engineering solutions, announces the opening of its newest full-service branch operation located in Red Bluff, California on Thursday, January 20, 2022. “We are thrilled to be entering the market in the Red Bluff community and the ...

National Trench Safety (NTS) Announces First Cash Dividend Payout

December 20, 2021

Houston, Texas- December 10, 2021- National Trench Safety (NTS), a leader in trench safety solutions, and a Tailwind Capital owned business, announced December 3rd that qualifying employees will receive their first cash dividend payout under the new Employee Equity Participation Program (EEPP). In an industry first, NTS declared in September ...

Modular Aluminum System with Aluminum Handrails Meets Contractor’s Shoring and Fall Protection Needs

December 16, 2021

A contractor would be setting two electric vaults and running the supporting duct banks, which required a 10-ft deep excavation. The vaults and supporting infrastructure would need to be set on a relatively small area, which limited the size of the machinery available to set the protective system. The contractor ...

Integrity Inspection for a 30-inch Gas Pipeline Secured by a Hydraulic Manhole Brace

November 23, 2021

Recently a well-known energy infrastructure company was required to perform integrity digs to an existing 30-inch gas pipeline. The pipeline technicians would conduct a total of 9 digs and perform integrity inspections to scan for rust and corrosion. The energy company is a continuous advocate for safety and required that ...

Slide Rail Offers Big Benefits for Utility Tunnel Expansion

November 10, 2021

At Utah State University (USU), crews led by general contractor Jacobsen Construction are working to expand a utility tunnel running beneath the main campus in Logan. The cast-in-place concrete structure, currently about 2 miles long and measuring 10 ft tall and 9.5 ft wide, houses USU’s steam distribution system, among ...

National Trench Safety announces Employee Equity Participation Program

September 13, 2021

Houston, Texas: National Trench Safety (NTS), a leader in trench safety solutions and a Tailwind Capital owned business, announced September 10th that it is implementing an Employee Equity Participation Program. In an industry first, NTS will award up to $8,000,000 of equity participation units to full-time and permanent employees annually. ...

Slide Rail System Used for Storm Drain Upgrades

September 2, 2021

A Denver contractor installed a new storm drainage system to 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 located 12-ft ...

Site Specific Engineered Trench Shield Application Proves Effective for Contractor

August 17, 2021

Due to increased traffic congestion around a large airport, a Midwestern municipality had initiated a project to create a new toll road into the airport to ease traffic congestion. The project would require the contractor to update and/or relocate surrounding utilities and infrastructure lines. In the beginning phase of the ...

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

July 16, 2021

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 Type C-60. To complete the project an excavation of 18-ft deep and 30-ft squared would be required. This allowed the contractor ...

Do It Your Way and Safe at the Same Time

June 8, 2021

I recently received a question regarding sloping at the open end of a trench shield that was being used on a pipeline project.  The manufacturer’s tabulated data was unclear on the issue and an inspector was requiring that the sloping adhere to the OSHA Appendix B for sloping and benching. ...