Efficiency Production — America’s Trench Box Builder — is proud to unveil its latest accessory to its Build-A-Box modular trench shielding system. The new Build-A-Box Sheeting Guide Frame utilizes lightweight corrugated sheets of aluminum to shore closely around existing cross-trench utilities. The sheets can be installed by hand, and the guide frame panel integrates seamlessly into any Build-A-Box configured system. The result is a safe, maintained trench or pit that allows workers to access existing utilities. For more information, visit www.efficiencyproduction.com.
National Trench Safety
The Lite Guard Aluminum Shield is a significant advancement in trench shield design, having seen widespread adoption throughout Australia and Europe. The shield makes use of a patented, proprietary aluminum extrusion design to deliver strength to complement the lightweight properties of aluminum. A 6-in. wall, 8-ft by 24-ft Lite Guard Aluminum can achieve a depth rating of 12 ft in Type C-60 soil with a weight of approximately 4,300 lbs. The shield is also constructed in a manner that it can serve as a medium-duty drag shield, an uncommon characteristic for a pure aluminum shield. National Trench Safety is the exclusive North American dealer for this product and anticipates strong demand for the product coast to coast. For more information, visit www.ntsafety.com.
Mabey offers a variety of training options ranging from two hours to three days — helping crews install systems faster, safer and with less equipment damage. Participants can choose from two-hour, classroom options such as a Safety Refresher class, covering excavation safety tips/best practices and basic OSHA standards, or a Safety Lunch and Learn covering similar topics (with lunch provided). Mabey also offers an 8-hour classroom course on Excavation Safety, including OSHA regulations review and Competent Person training. Hands-on training includes the choice of a two-day Sheet and Frame or Slide Rail class, or the three-day Comprehensive Excavation Systems class which includes training on both systems mentioned. These classes can be held at one of Mabey’s training centers or at your facility on request. For more information, visit www.mabey.com/training.
TrenchSafety and Supply Inc.
TrenchSafety and Supply Inc.’s book, “Basic Principles of Working Safely in Trenches & Excavations,” addresses the proper (and safe) ways to complete tasks in trenches and excavations. All too often, accidents happen and fellow workers are left saying: “It was all so sudden, and there was nothing I could do.” But such incidents don’t have to happen. Trenching and excavation work can be done safely, and tools and techniques to avoid injury and death are readily available. In this book you learn about those tools and techniques, as well as relevant and life-saving information on the “Competent Person,” OSHA standards and so much more. The book is available at www.amazon.com or visit www.trenchsafety.com.
Trench Shoring Company
Since 1973, Trench Shoring Company has been committed to safety and service. The company has the largest inventory of shoring equipment in the Southern California and Las Vegas area, all tested for dependability and built to meet or exceed Cal/OSHA requirements. Trench Shoring Company also offers NUCA Competent Person Training and NUCA Confined Space Entry Training. The Competent Person Training Seminar covers the Cal/OSHA Title 8, Section 1540 through 1541.1 and Fed OSHA 1926 subpart P requirements pertaining to excavations, trenching and sloping techniques, protective systems and soils classification with an introduction to confined space entry safety. The Confined Space Entry Training Seminar is intended to provide managers, foremen, competent persons and workers with basic information regarding entry into confined spaces. For more information, visit www.trenchshoring.com.