Trench Safety Stand Down
Trench Safety Stand Down (TSSD) was first held in 2016 by NUCA, with OSHA joining as a partner a year later. A Safety Stand Down presents the opportunity for employers to talk directly to employees and others about safety. Companies can conduct a Trench Safety Stand Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity to draw attention to the specific hazards related to working in and around trenches/excavations. These Stand Downs focus on trench & excavation hazards and reinforce the importance of using trench protective systems and protecting workers from trenching hazards. Anyone who wants to prevent trenching and excavation hazards in the workplace can participate in the Stand Down. 2021 Trench Safety Stand Down is scheduled for June 14-18, 2021. For more information about Trench Safety Stand Down Week, check out the website below.