Industry Group Promoting Importance of Trench Safety

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The National Utility Contractors Association is preparing for its annual Trench Safety Stand Down, which will be held the week of June 18-23.

Now in its third year, the Trench Safety Stand Down is an opportunity for companies to take time to do a toolbox talk or another safety activity that draws attention to the specific hazards related to working in and around trenches. Companies can formally sign up as a participant through NUCA, which will email certificates of participation and publish a list of all the organizations and companies that held Trench Safety Stand Down events. Additional resources are available on NUCA’s website at

Last year, Trench Safety Stand Down events were held at more than 800 job sites and reached over 10,200 workers.


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