Excavation & Trench Housekeeping Safety

Excavation & Trench Housekeeping

Proper housekeeping of debris and spoils must be maintained to avoid materials falling into the trench or excavation:

  • Remove material and debris.
  • Store spoils, equipment and other materials that can pose a hazard at least 2 feet away, or use effective retaining devices.

The work should not be done in an excavation or trench until all material and debris are properly stored, removed or retained.

*Tool Box talk based on NMGC submitted by Chris McKenna P-66 Bayway.