Joe Wise

Joe Wise is a Regional Customer Training Manager for United Rentals® Trench Safety Specialty Business. In his role, he provides strategic oversight to competent person training programs in confined space and excavation safety. With a team of safety training professionals who deliver scheduled training across North America, he oversees design and development to existing programs to enhance classroom and online learning experiences that support worker safety education.

Joe has articles in the following magazines:
2018 Q2 Issue
2019 Q3 Issue

Protecting Workers and Protecting Utilities

EXCAVATION SAFETY: PROTECTING WORKERS. PROTECTING UTILITIES. Construction work can be dangerous, and underground construction work can pose even more risk. Cave-ins can be the most dangerous and, statistically, are more likely to occur than other excavation-related accidents that may result in worker fatalities, causing as many as 90 fatalities in the last two years alone. …

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Prevent Trench Injuries and Fatalities with Knowledge and Action

Working in trenches and other excavations is one of construction’s most dangerous activities. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the fatality rate for excavation work is 112 percent higher than the rate for general construction. This past spring, the industry experienced a very unfortunate increase in trench fatalities. These tragic events impacted …

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