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Slide Rail System Provides Shoring For Sewer Infrastructure Upgrade

A South Carolina contractor was tasked with the construction of two, new cast-in-place structures to support existing and future sewer infrastructure. The new structures would be five-sided connecting to an … Read more

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ENGINEER’S CORNER: THE MAJOR ENTITIES INVOLVED IN PRODUCING A SHORING SYSTEM

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES This article looks at the roles of major players involved in producing a shoring system, as well as their responsibilities. One way to do this is by … Read more

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Engineer’s Corner: OSHA Soil Types and Their Impact on Shoring Systems

In almost all cases, a Competent Person must first classify soil in accordance with the OSHA Appendix A Soil Classification prior to selecting open-cut sloping or a manufacturer shoring system … Read more

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Slide Rail System Used to Provide Deep Manhole Installation for Pump Station Project.

A coastal, South Carolina contractor recently installed several manholes as part of a pump station improvement project. The excavation would require a linear run of 12-ft with a width of … Read more

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Slide Rail System Provides Necessary Soil Support for Manhole Installation in Roadway

A utility contractor recently completed the construction and installation of two new manholes between high-traffic roadways. The contractor estimated the excavation for the first manhole needed to be 16-ft long … Read more

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Engineer’s Corner: Trench Shield Inspection and Repair

It is well understood that the use of shoring equipment requires regular inspection and maintenance. Understanding how to inspect a shoring device, what needs to be focused on, and how … Read more

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Slide Rail System Provides Positive Shoring Alongside DOT Roadway

A contractor had been tasked with setting a new manhole inlet tying into an existing 60-inch storm drain, which would ultimately help regulate stormwater for toll roads. The excavation would … Read more

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Slide Rail System Used For Campus Infrastructure Project

A contractor was extending a drainage tunnel as part of infrastructure support for a growing Texas university.  The contractor would need to excavate 300 lineal feet to a depth of … Read more

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Engineer’s Corner: National Trench Safety Develops a New Lecture Series

OSHA Subpart P was promulgated starting in 1970 when Federal OSHA was established and adopted it as a “National Consensus Standard” in 1989. At that point it became a law … Read more

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Davit Arm Solves Jobsite Safety Need

A Mid-Atlantic contractor was installing piping and pumps in a 30-ft deep wet well.  The contractor needed a safe way to lower equipment into the wet well and allow the … Read more

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Steel Sheeting Guide Frame System Provides Necessary Soil Support

A contractor was performing a stormwater infrastructure upgrade tying drainage into an existing manhole.  The project would require a 16-ft long, 12-ft wide, and 14-ft deep excavation in a sand … Read more

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National Trench Safety Announces Opening of New Fort Worth, Texas 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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Engineer’s Corner: Excavation Shoring Equipment Job Hazard Analysis

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 … Read more

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

A Southwest contractor was tasked with an underground installation project of a concrete cooling tank as part of a manufacturing company’s ongoing expansion efforts. The precast concrete cooling tank needed … Read more

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Hydraulic Excavation Brace Saves Contractor Time and Money

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 … Read more

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National Trench Safety Announces Plans to Expand to United Kingdom

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 … Read more

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