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Understand the Dangers of Surface Encumbrances During Excavation

Excavations done on or near roads, near buildings and other structures may put workers at additional risks from surface encumbrances. What is a surface encumbrance and why can they be a hindrance and a danger when excavating?

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Remember! Any Dig, Any Depth, Always Requires a Call to 811

Trenching and excavation work poses many hazards such as cave-ins, equipment struck-by incidents, potential falls, and striking underground utilities. Hazards posed by striking buried underground utilities include property damage, injury, electrocutions and even explosions.

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Excavations

Learn More About OSHA Standards That Apply to Excavation

Trenching and excavation work poses many hazards such as cave-ins, equipment struck-by incidents, potential falls, and striking underground utilities.From putting a shovel into the ground to digging a trench, do you know all the OSHA standards that apply for excavations?

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Always Call 811 Before Digging, Excavating or Trenching

Colors send a message, and in this case they are important if you are putting anything bigger than garden trowel into the ground. Do you know what each color means? What about a white line? Does that apply to you and when should you do it?

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Workers Have the Right to be Protected from Cave-in Hazards

Workers doing activities in and around excavations must be alert to the real possibility of a cave-in. In most situations, a cave-in is likely to happen if there is no protection and workers should be aware of the specific type of protection they need to keep them safe.

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