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Video Library: Trench Safety

Shoring Safely
Trench Safety: Don't Dig Your Own Grave
Trench Safety: It's More Than Digging a Hole
Trenching and Excavation: The Scott Mae Story
Trenching and Shoring Safety

  • Shoring Safely
    #SH000 - DVD (15 min., added 2013)

    Occupational
    Instruction on locating utility lines, surface encumbrances, proper placement of filling, avoiding undermining, personnel safety, and installing shoring.
  • Trench Safety: Don't Dig Your Own Grave
    #TR005 (19 min. 1998)

    Occupational
    This program will make them believe. It opens with the recreation of a dramatic trench cave-in, then it highlights two real-life accidents. It features actual rescue footage and interviews with rescue personnel who recount what the situation was, what they did and how it felt.
  • Trench Safety: It's More Than Digging a Hole
    #TR004 (19 min. 1998)

    Occupational
    This program explains why trenches cave in, the protective systems that can prevent it from occurring and the specific safety measures that should be followed when working in and around trenches.
  • Trenching and Excavation: The Scott Mae Story
    #TR100 - DVD, #TR200 - DVD (22 min. 2009)

    Occupational
    Construction safety professional Bob Synnett returns to discuss the safety rules for trenching operations and when they apply, as well as to share the lessons learned from the story of Scott May, a young worker who was killed in a tragic excavation accident.
  • Trenching and Shoring Safety - In Cave!
    #TR012 – DVD (18 min., 2005)
    Occupational; Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese
    Help give your workers a deep understanding of trench hazards and an even deeper know-how to prevent cave-ins with this best-selling training program. It supports your compliance efforts concerning OSHA 1926.650-652 and describes practical facts on:
    • Grain size and saturation
    • Cohesion and soil testing
    • Protective systems.
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