Tag: trench shields

Trench shields (also called Trench Boxes) are steel or aluminum structures used for protecting utility workers while performing their duties within a trench. They are customarily constructed with sidewalls of varying thicknesses held apart by steel or aluminum spreaders. Spreaders can be interchanged to match the width of the trench. The different materials and building designs lead to a variety of depth ratings, i.e. the depth of a trench that the shield can withstand a collapse without buckling. Depth ratings are determined by registered professional engineers.

Efficiency Production announces Arkansas’ Riggs CAT manufacturer’s latest trench safety equipment dealer

Efficiency Production announces Arkansas’ Riggs CAT manufacturer’s latest trench safety equipment dealer

Efficiency Production, Inc.—America’s leading manufacturer of trench shielding and shoring safety equipment—is proud to announce the addition of Riggs CAT to Efficiency’s national dealer network.

“We are very excited to partner with Efficiency Production on our new trench protection equipment line,” says Gary O’Keane, Vice President of Rentals at Riggs CAT.

Slide Rail Rules!

Slide Rail Rules!

Often touted as the most flexible shoring system available, the slide-rail system is a vertical sheeting and trench support system that allows an excavation to be safely and economically shored from ground level to subgrade without any soil movement. Arguably, the slide-rail system has become the preferred shoring method for

Trench Protection Equipment, Services, and Professional Training

Trench Protection Equipment, Services, and Professional Training

In addition to accepted standards in trench protection, such as the trench box, trench equipment companies may also include safety training, along with the products and services that they provide. In this concluding segment to his feature article, “A Life or Death Matter,” author Daniel C. Brown highlights available shield,

Project Profile: Shoring Deep Inside—A Building Excavation

Project Profile: Shoring Deep Inside
—A Building Excavation

JD Construction—headquartered in Lambertville, Michigan—was recently charged with installing the pour-in-place looping pit for a new 150- x 70-foot Alcos Slitting Line at Heidtman Steel Product’s new East Chicago facility located only a mile away from Lake Michigan. It was a relatively simple $300,000 excavation project—other than the fact that

Trench Shields Continue to Foster Work-Site Safety

Trench Shields Continue to Foster Work-Site Safety

Trench shields and trench boxes remain OSHA-approved safety measures for worker protection on the jobsite. The applications and protection that such components provide are featured in the following article, “A Life or Death Matter” by Daniel C. Brown. Part 1 of his full-feature article on the multifaceted methods of trench

Trench Shields Continue to Foster Worksite Safety

Trench Shields Continue to Foster Worksite Safety

Trench shields and trench boxes remain OSHA-approved safety measures for worker protection on the jobsite. The applications and protection that such components provide are featured in the following article, “A Life or Death Matter” by Daniel C. Brown.

Shoring Deep Inside a Building Excavation Project

Shoring Deep Inside a Building Excavation Project

JD Construction-headquartered in Lambertville, Michigan-was recently charged with installing the pour-in-place looping pit for a new 150- x 70-foot Alcos Slitting Line at Heidtman Steel Product’s new East Chicago facility located only a mile away from Lake Michigan. It was a relatively simple $300,000 excavation project-other than the fact

A Life-or-Death Matter

A Life-or-Death Matter

An average of 1,000 lost-time trench collapses occur every year, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. In 2013, trenching hazards resulted in 30 known deaths nationwide. Authorities estimate that up to 100 fatalities may occur every year, but many are unreported. We can do better. Trench

Upsizing Success

Upsizing Success

Infrastructure, infrastructure, infrastructure. It is the backbone of our nation and its upkeep and expansion will no doubt be a huge part in the nation’s economic road to recovery. Much of America’s infrastructure is composed of such underground utilities as water, sewer, electrical, gas, and telecommunication, just to name a

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