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Welcome to the University of Cincinnati Trench Safety Resource Page. Workers can experience numerous occupational injuries when completing work in a trench. These injuries can include; broken limbs, asphyxiation, traumatic brain injuries, electrocution,
and exposure to hazardous atmosphere. Most incidents involve a cave-in, or side-wall collapse while a worker is in the trench completing work in utilities installation, such as water and sewer lines, or in communications and powerline construction.
The Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences is a proud recipient of a Susan Harwood Capacity Building Grant (#SH-05166-SH9) that will provide three new training opportunities in Trenching and Excavation Safety to companies who employ
under 250 employees at no cost. Training will include a 2-hour introductory level module designed for workers which will focus on hazard recognition and avoidance, a 4-hour advanced level training for workers with some safety and hazard abatement
responsibilities, and a third 6-hour employer level module explaining the regulatory responsibilities for employers under the OSH Act. Training will be available at one of the University of Cincinnati campuses or at your site. To receive more information
and to schedule training with us contact us at email@example.com or 513-558-1730.
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The funding period for this grant program is now closed. Please contact us if you have any questions about training or future courses.
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Joe is a Safety Professional with over 30 years’ experience in the safety field as a product specialist, OSHA Authorized Safety Trainer, Safety Consultant and small business owner. He is the founder
and president of The Safetyguys, LLC, a regional safety consulting company that works closely with small and medium sized construction clients. He is a member of the International Association for Fall Protection and has addressed
employer’s associations and groups throughout the US on safety issues.
Eric Buschard, CHST, CSP is the Safety Director for Monarch Construction Company. With a background in fine art, sculpture and music he applies a different way of thinking to the world of work, leadership and safety. His career includes over 15 years of construction site work experience, including eight years with his current company. All the while working as a professional artist, musician and educator. As a Certified Health and Safety Technician, Certified Safety Professional, heavy equipment operator/trainer, OSHA authorized outreach trainer and authorized OSHA vetted instructor at the Great Lakes OSHA Education Center, Eric has helped revolutionize his company’s and other company’s safety programs. He is a past chair of the Allied Construction Industries Safety Committee, a motivating leader of Monarch Construction Company’s Safety Team and a lead member of the Tri-State Safety Dialogue Group and Tri-State Safety Council. His goal is to make safety knowledge accessible to everyone he works with. He is passionate about the study of human and organizational performance, resilient engineering and the “safety differently” approach.
Daryl A. Daniels
Daryl Daniels CSP, CIT, is a Safety Professional and Industrial Hygienist with over 30 years of field work and management experience. Daryl has worked in the Aerospace Industry at the Kennedy
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of CSP Safe LLC. Daryl’s work experience include Auditing, Chemical Exposure Assessments, Management Systems Development, Programs and Procedures Development, and Training.
March 15-23, 2023: Ohio Contractors Association Annual Convention
Where: Barcelona, Spain
More Info: Ohio Contractors Association Annual Convention
February 27-March 1, 2023: Indiana Safety and Health Conference
Where: Indianapolis, IN
More info: https://www.indianachamber.com/event/safetyandhealth
February 14-16, 2023: Global Excavation Safety Conference
Where: Tampa, FL
More Info: https://globalexcavationsafetyconference.com
March 2023 TBA: Construction Expo and Safety Conference
Where: Terrace, IL
More Info: https://chicagoconstructionexpo.com
5 Things You Should Know to Stay Safe in a Trench (OSHA, DOL)
Video Resources (OSHA, DOL)
Featured in the video above is a trench simulator constructed inside of a transportable cargo trailer. The simulator is stationed in Faribault Minnesota at South Central College’s (SCC) Center for Business and Industry. The trailer can easily be
relocated for use in other trainings by a qualified driver.
Please contact us to request the trailer’s pricing and scheduling details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanish Training Materials:
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