OSHA recently updated its National Emphasis Program (NEP) to prevent trenching and excavation collapses. The program was updated due to a recent spike in fatalities from trenching/excavation collapses. The updated NEP will increase education and enforcement. And, each OSHA area office will develop its own trenching and excavation safety outreach program for affected employers in their areas.
MCAA has several trenching and excavation safety resources that are available to members for free as a benefit of membership. And, OSHA provides compliance assistance resources for affected employers. These resources include