Tag: trench shoring

Trench shoring is the process of bracing the walls of a trench to prevent collapse. The phrase can also be used as a noun to refer to the materials used in the process. Several methods can be used to shore up a trench.

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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

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Tensar International Corp.
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Trail King Industries
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Trench Shoring Services
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United Rentals
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Trenchers vs. Excavators

Trenchers vs. Excavators

Trenchers and excavators each have their place, but, obviously, one is better suited than the other in certain circumstances. This article addresses the kind of projects or circumstances that dictate the use of each, as well as the best practices for trenching and shoring while using a trencher or excavator.

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ClearSpan Fabric Structures
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Efficiency Production Inc.
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Geophysical Survey Systems Inc.
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Hyundai Construction Equipment
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John Deere Construction Equipment
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Kubota Tractor Corp.
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Mattracks
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National Trench Safety (NTS)
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Navistar/International Truck & Engine
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Tensar International Corp.
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Topcon Positioning Systems
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Tracking Pads LLC.
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Trail King Industries
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Trench Shoring Services
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United Rentals
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Keeping Them Alive

Keeping Them Alive

No contractor wants to make headlines because of a trench collapse. When a collapse results in the death of a laborer? That’s tragic, and the resulting fines and lawsuits could be enough to put even large contractors out of business.

But it doesn’t take a fatality for contractors to suffer a serious hit on

OSHA and the Competent Person

OSHA and the Competent Person

OSHA officials have long recognized the potential danger that employees face when doing trenching or excavation work. That’s why OSHA requires that a competent person be onsite when construction crews are doing this kind of work.

According to the OSHA Construction Standard, a work site’s competent person must be capable of identifying existing

Keeping Them Alive

Keeping Them Alive

No contractor wants to make headlines because of a trench collapse. When a collapse results in the death of a laborer? That’s tragic, and the resulting fines and lawsuits could be enough to put even large contractors out of business.

But it doesn’t take a fatality for contractors to suffer a serious hit on

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,

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