NAHB-OSHA Trenching and Excavation Safety Handbook, English-Spanish
NAHB-OSHA Trenching and Excavation Safety Handbook, English-Spanish

NAHB-OSHA Trenching and Excavation Safety Handbook, English-Spanish

New edition


120 Pages, 5 x 7

Formats: Paperback, ebook: PDF

Paperback, $14.50 (CA $14.50) (US $14.50)

Publication Date: January 2009

ISBN 9780867186246

Price: $14.50


Prevent trenching accidents! This handbook explains in simple language how to comply with OSHA excavation standards on residential jobsites. In an easy-to-use English-Spanish format, it provides guidelines for conducting safe trenching and excavation operations and identifies safe work practices that can prevent serious accidents and injuries. It includes clear text and photographs with captions of the following:• trenching and excavation hazards• competent-person responsibilities• soil type and testing• protective systems usage• house foundations/basement excavations• employee training• hazardous atmospheres• entry and egress into trenches and excavations• inspectionsThe NAHB-OSHA Trenching and Excavation Safety Handbook is a must have for your company’s safety program. Use with this handbook with the Trenching and Excavation Safety Video to provide the most effective training possible.

Author Biography

The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 140,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction. NAHB is affiliated with 700 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB's builder members will construct about 80 percent of the new housing units projected for this year. The Construction Safety & Health Committee provides NAHB members and state and local associations with assistance and resources to help builders operate safe job sites, comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and lower workers' compensation costs through injury prevention. The committee guides the association’s legislative and regulatory policy actions as it relates to occupational safety and health reform to ensure that OSHA regulations are practical, feasible, cost effective, and have a positive impact on worker safety. The committee also focuses on developing and delivering safety training and OSHA compliance assistance materials specific to the residential construction industry.