Day: February 4, 2021

Video Vault

The Excavation Safety Alliance (ESA) is a virtual community for everyone interested in safe excavation and damage prevention. ESA provides free education via videos, podcasts & blogs. Follow the QR Code for examples of the short how-to videos available FREE at ESA including: PRE-EXCAVATION CHECKLIST: Use a checklist to ensure everyone’s safety on the jobsite …

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So You’re Going to Be a Witness: Preparing for and Testifying at Trial

You have done your investigation, you have testified at a deposition, mediation has failed, and now you are going to trial. These tips may help succeed at trial, particularly in light of the challenges posed by remote testimony at a video trial or hearing necessitated by current COVID-19 conditions. Preparation, Not Inspiration, Wins Trials The …

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How to Develop a Lone Worker Safety Program Without Breaking the Bank

With an unprecedented number of employees now working alone or remotely, it is the employers’ responsibility to put a program in place to protect these people who are more vulnerable because of their new employment conditions. This applies to those in the excavation industry who face a multitude of safety hazards including: • Flooding or …

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How to Work Safely Near Underwater Pipelines and Utilities

In MARCH 2009, a group of companies met with a mission to identify, trend, and explore common industry issues in preventing coastal and marine pipeline facility damage, releases, and spills. That day, the CAMO (Coastal and Marine Operators) pipeline industry group was born. In 2020, CAMO is a consortium roughly 25 companies strong and growing. …

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Trenching and Excavating Procedures and Safety Considerations

More than 800 construction workers are involved in accidents each year on the job. Of these accidents, approximately 40 workers are involved in an incident related to excavation or trenching. That is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has gone to great lengths to define threats and identify safe practices. Fortunately, a little …

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