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National Trench Safety Supplies Oil Based Paint for Striping Project

A contractor was performing a project to update the labeling associated with a parking garage for a hotel and casino.  The existing striping had become faded and needed to be … Read more

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Steel Manhole Shields Used During Water and Sewer Tie-In

A contractor was tying in a new development’s sewer and water reclamation systems to the municipal infrastructure and needed to provide its crew with a safe working environment during that … Read more

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Do It Your Way and Safe at the Same Time

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 … Read more

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Manufacturer’s Tabulated Data: Understanding the User’s Responsibility

This article is the second of a three part series regarding manufacturer’s tabulated data. When reviewing the obligations of tabulated data there are certain requirements of the user of the … Read more

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Slide Rail System Utilized For Wet Well Installation

A South Texas contractor was performing part of a residential upgrade project, which included the construction of a new wet well. The contractor would be framing and pouring a concrete pad … Read more

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Beam and Plate System Shores 36′ Depth Excavation

 The contractor was performing a project to connect new sanitary sewer infrastructure, as well as replacing an existing manhole, to improve flow and efficiency. The contractor’s competent person had classified … Read more

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Manufacturer’s Tabulated Data: What to Look for and Expect

This article will be the first of a three part series regarding manufacturer’s tabulated data. According to the OSHA Subpart P Excavations standard, “tabulated data” means tables and charts approved … Read more

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National Trench Safety Announces Hiring of Industry Veteran Wendell Wood

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, … Read more

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National Trench Safety Announces Opening of New Denver, Colorado Operation

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, … Read more

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Slide Rail System Used to Provide Required Shoring for Excavation in Marshland

A contractor would be replacing a 40-ft pipe joint to keep an ethylene gas pipeline flowing safely. The excavation would traverse into a swampy area where the initial excavation would … Read more

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Site Specific Engineered Round Shoring System Used to Meet Jobsite’s Space Restrictions

A contractor had been tasked with installing an effluent distribution box between two existing structures at an Eastern North Carolina wastewater treatment plant. The project would provide a 50% increase … Read more

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Induced Hazards

It is not known who coined the term “induced hazards”, but OSHA uses the term and defines it as hazards that “arise and are induced from a multitude of incorrect … Read more

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Temporary Composite Mat Provides Necessary Protection for Lawn

A contractor was performing restoration services as part of a $1.5 million contract with the state of Utah. For this specific phase of the contract, the contractor needed to bring … Read more

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New Lite Guard Aluminum Shield Exceeds Expectations

National Trench Safety introduced the Lite GuardTM Aluminum Shield last spring and has begun the process of manufacturing and deploying the shield to NTS branch locations. The Lite GuardTM, composed … Read more

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Registered Professional Engineer, Tabulated Data, and Interstate Commerce

Federal and State interstate commerce regulations along with the Federal OSHA regulations state that for manufactured shoring and shielding equipment, the structural certification stamp from the state where the shoring … Read more

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New Confined Space Standard Delay Update

The OSHA’s new confined space standard for construction was issued on May 4th, 2015 and was scheduled to go into effect on August 3rd, 2015. However, the OSHA is postponing … Read more

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