2023 Trench Safety Stand Down
June 19-23, 2023
What is a Safety Stand Down?
A Safety Stand Down presents the opportunity for employers to talk directly to employees and others about safety. These Stand Downs will focus on trench & excavation hazards and reinforce the importance of using trench protective systems and protecting workers from trenching hazards.
How to Conduct a Trench Safety Stand Down
Companies will conduct a Trench Safety Stand Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity to draw attention to the specific hazards related to working in and around trenches/excavations. We ask that member companies provide to NUCA feedback about their Stand Down, such as when it was held, how many workers participated, how you shared information with employees. NUCA will collect the information, publicize the overall total number of participants, and publish the names of the companies that held a Trench Safety Stand Down.
Recognition of Participation
For participants in the 2023 TSSD, NUCA will provide a Certificate of Participation which will be e-mailed to all participating companies, and helmet stickers will be physically mailed to the address provided on the form you will complete below. Please allow at least several weeks for our safety team to process your submission.
NUCA will publish the list of names of participating organizations on the NUCA website and in our printed publications after the conclusion of the event. Please feel free to send in any photos taken during your stand down to firstname.lastname@example.org. They may be published in our publications to encourage other companies to follow your company’s lead and emphasize trench safety all year long.