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NUCA Promoting Second Annual Stand Down for Trench Safety

The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) is promoting a National Trench and Excavation Stand Down to raise awareness of the dangers in excavation work to prevent injuries and death related … Read more

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National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction Announced by OSHA

OSHA has announced a National Safety Stand-Down from May 8th to 12th with the goal of preventing falls in construction.  Falls continue to be a leading cause of fatalities within … Read more

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Hydraulic Excavation Brace Used As Tie Back Support for Slide Rail System

A contractor had been tasked with installing four 22-ft concrete vaults for tank insulation on a Southwestern US military base. The project would require an excavation of approximately 40-ft wide, … Read more

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Lite Guard Aluminum Shield Meets Contractor’s Need for Lightweight, High Strength Trench Shield

A contractor was installing 42-inch stormwater and sewer pipe as part of new development to support the growth of a Southwest US city. The project called for the excavation to … Read more

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Engineer’s Corner: National Trench Safety’s Load Measuring Telemetric Pin

National Trench Safety recently previewed its newly developed telemetric pin at the CONEXPO/CON-AGG construction equipment show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The telemetric pin was installed within the leg of a … Read more

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

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 … Read more

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NTS Introduces New Products and Technologies During CONEXPO

 National Trench Safety was once again fortunate to exhibit at the CONEXPO/CON-AGG trade show. The CONEXPO show is held every 3 years in Las Vegas, Nevada and is the premier … Read more

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National Trench Safety Releases Mobile App for the Excavation Industry

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 Boston, Massachusetts 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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Steel Sheeting Guides Used For Storm Water Project

A Midwest contractor was installing a 12-ft stormwater overflow line under an existing parking lot. The contractor had determined the job would require an excavation depth of 20-ft with a … Read more

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Trench Shields Used for Wastewater Improvement in Parking Lot

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 … Read more

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National Trench Safety Announces Opening of New Cleveland, Ohio 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: History and Reflections on the OSHA 2-Ft “Off the Bottom” Rule

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 … Read more

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Ground Mats Supplied for Grounds Protection During Las Vegas Presidential Debate

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 … Read more

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Slide Rail System Utilized For Petroleum Line Addition Beside Railroad

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 … Read more

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Engineer’s Corner: Innovation in the Shoring Industry

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 … Read more

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