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The Dig on Excavation

Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) assures “safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women; by authorizing enforcement of the standards developed under the Act…by providing for research, information, education, and training in the field of occupational safety and health.”

Preparation of an Excavation Site.

Before preparing a project, you and your team should know as much as possible about the job site. The checklist available on the Docusite app will help you keep your site as safe and efficient as possible.

  • Proximity and physical condition of nearby structures
  • Overhead and underground utilities
  • Quantity of shoring or protective systems that may be required

Utilizing the checklist will help ensure you are organized and prevent incidents. With so much preparation involved in an excavation, the many features of Docusite will enable you to have peace of mind when on your next job. Simple to navigate interface and clear and concise organization features, you will be able to access everything you need, exactly when you need it.

Employers Responsibilities

  • Excavation standards require employers to take certain steps to protect workers when installing and removing support systems.
  • Responsible for maintaining materials and equipment used for protective systems.
  • Atmospheric testing is required before workers enter an excavation area
  • Ensure utilization of necessary protective equipment

Proper inspections must be done before and throughout the entire job. All areas in and around site need to be surveyed in order to locate any possible indication of failures, possible cave-ins, and other hazardous conditions.

Employers have a great responsibility.

It is their duty to share the details of their safety/health programs with their workers. Each member of the construction site team has an important role in keeping safety first in the entire process of excavation. When this is done, on-the-job injuries are mitigated.

Industry

DocuSite was created to help bring other small, medium
and family-owned underground construction businesses to
the table with the big players.

Utility Damage Investigation

Quickly fill out detailed utility damage forms and defend your position.

 

Utility Damage Investigation

Equipment Maintenance Forms

Ensure your assets are being cared for correctly.

Equipment Maintenance Forms

Safety incident Forms

Quickly fill out detailed custom incident forms.

Safety incident Forms

Safety Checklists

Confirm that the proper safety processes are being followed.

Safety Checklists

Before and After Restoration Photos

Never pay unnecessary restorations on your projects.

Before and After Restoration Photos

Video Locate Marks

Walk and narrate all of the locate marks in case of utility damage.

Video Locate Marks

Best Practice Pre Work Checklist

Help prevent catastrophe by holding everyone accountable.

Best Practice Pre Work Checklist

Information At Your Fingertips

Send all your project documents to the field.

Information At Your Fingertips

Pothole Logs

Impress your customers and increase productivity.

Pothole Logs

Equipment Maintenance Forms

Ensure your assets are being cared for correctly.

Equipment Maintenance Forms

Safety incident Forms

Quickly fill out detailed custom incident forms.

Safety incident Forms

Safety Checklists

Confirm that the proper safety processes are being followed.

Safety Checklists

Information At Your Fingertips

Send all your project documents to the field.

Information At Your Fingertips

Restoration Photos

Never pay unnecessary restorations on your projects.

Restoration Photos

Traffic Control Form

Quickly fill out detailed custom Traffic Control forms.

Traffic Control Form

Equipment Maintenance Forms

Ensure your assets are being cared for correctly.

Equipment Maintenance Forms

Safety Incident Forms

Quickly fill out detailed custom incident forms.

Safety Incident Forms

Safety Checklists

Confirm that the proper safety processes are being followed.

Safety Checklists

Onsite Photo Evidence

Snap simple photos to prove when you are onsite.

Onsite Photo Evidence

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