February 2022
Vol. 3 | No. 1
By Wesley Wheeler & Julie Mazur
To write this letter, I did an internet search for “trench disasters” within the last month. I got a frightening number of hits, including scary videos that I didn’t watch. We know that working in trenches and excavations is one of the most dangerous jobs in construction.
By Chuck Ross
We’ve probably all torn the house apart trying to find our car keys, only to look down and realize they’ve been on the kitchen counter all along. Not being able to recognize the keys from their surroundings might make us late for an appointment—but not being able to recognize an overhanging beam or stretch of icy pavement could lead to serious injury or death on a construction site. 
By Tom O'Connor
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration shifted priorities during the first year of President Joe Biden’s administration. The agency is expected to move forward on numerous regulatory actions and be much more active with inspections and enforcements. 
By Jeff Griffin
Working in trenches and excavations is one of the most dangerous jobs in construction. Prospects for rescuing workers buried alive when a trench wall collapses are not good. It takes a long time to hand-dig them out, and it’s often too late. However, this doesn’t have to happen.
By Susan Bloom
Statistics confirm that today’s workforce is the most diverse in our country’s nearly 250-year history—from the increasing participation of men and women in previously gender-segregated fields to the growing presence of older workers, military veterans and individuals with disabilities in all industry sectors.
By Milwaukee Tool
By Buckingham
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