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Trenching and Shoring (Excavation)

Excavation has been recognized by OSHA as a hazardous construction operation. Outside contractors performing excavations, must comply with the OSHA trenching and excavation regulations (1926.652 and appendices). Rutgers employees performing excavations must also comply with the OSHA standard. Please contact REHS if you would like information on trenching/shoring or if you have concerns about the safety of a trench on campus.


The following are links to information on trenching and shoring:



OSHA 29 CFR 1926.650
AFSCME Health and Safety Fact Sheet



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