Trench Safety Stand Down Awareness Training Event

NUCA of Nebraska’s 1st Annual Trench Safety Stand Down Event brought together 146 industry professionals on Friday, June 3rd at the Hawkins Dirt Farm in Omaha. Tyler Fehringer, NUCA of Nebraska President and Assistant Vice President at Hawkins Construction, read a proclamation from Governor Pete Ricketts declaring June as Trench Safety Stand Down month. Read the proclamation here.


Overall Best Practices of Trench Safety, Proper Sloping and Benching/Proper Soils Classifications, Investigation of Excavation and Adjacent Hazards(Cave-ins),- Presented by Mike Connett, Connett Safety Solutions,

Matt Thurlby, OSHA Area Director, discussed practices to work safely around jobsites. 

David Levering,Chief, Fuels Safety Division - Pipeline & Tanks for The State Fire Marshal discussed One Call regulations and compliance.

Station 1 - Installation of Hydraulic Shoring Presented by Wayne Reed and Craig Galle from Contractor Solutions Trench Shoring

Station 2 - Infrastructure Testing Equipment Presented by United Rentals Trench Safety and Karl Trott with Plug Technologies Inc.

Build and Install a Steel Trench Box (Live) Presented by Hawkins Construction Company and United Rentals Trench Safety

Thank You To Our Sponsors

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