OSHA Updates National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation Safety

October 9, 2018

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


Worker Safety Training Video

MCAA Pocket Guide

MCAA Training Documentation Sheet

20-Question Multiple Choice Test

Test Answer Key

Model Program


OSHA Compliance Assistance Resources

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