Ontario Regulation 213/91 Part III
OHSR Part XVII.
A cubic yard of soil (27 cubic feet, or 1 cubic meter) weighs more than the average compact car.
From 2011 – 2016, there were over 130 fatalities related to trenching and excavation.
49% of the 130 fatalities occurred in 2015-2016.
Trenches are extremely common on work-sites around the world & excavation is a key part of most construction related jobs. According to Canada, excavation work has a 112% higher fatality rate than the rest of the general construction industry. That’s why we offer complete trench safety training programs to help you meet Canada’s requirements for trench training. Whether you need to train your trenching workers on-site, online or in a classroom; we have several options that meet your needs. Hundreds of companies and individuals around the world trust our professional training programs.
The number one cause of injury in trenches is due to collapse; which occurs when employees are not properly trained to work safely in different types of soils, weather conditions or from not using proper shoring techniques. Couple these issues with heavy construction machinery and there can be a recipe for disaster. Our online programs, training kits and onsite training provide you with the expertise needed to become Canada compliant and to avoid costly mistakes.