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Excavation safety is an important component of any workplace health and safety plan. Ensuring that any site where excavation work is being done ensures the risk of injury posed to both employees and the general public is mitigated as much as possible. Here’s what you should know about excavation safety.
Excavation safety, which is a standardized set of precautions that should be followed for all excavation and trenching activity, is designed to control risks and eliminate hazards associated with that activity. In practice, excavation safety can take the form of things such as warning signs, structural ramps, emergency equipment, high-visibility gear, environmental testing, and regular inspections.
Excavation work may not be inherently dangerous, but it certainly carries much more risk than many other types of work. This is why excavation safety is primarily concerned with preventing the specific dangers that excavation can lead to. These dangers are many, but include the following:
There are many excavation safety measures that need to be followed by companies engaging in such activities. Here are some examples of these safety measures.
Trenching and excavating are often a requirement for many construction and maintenance tasks. Ensuring that proper precautions are taken to ensure this excavation is conducted safely and without incident is in everyone’s best interest, so always follow excavation safety standards whenever possible.
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