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.
- 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.