Trench Safety Laws and Regulations
Session Four: Trench Safety Laws and Regulations
A Free Seminar By
The Office Public Safety & Inspections and Department of Labor Standards
Please send an email, along with each attendees name, license number and email address, to email@example.com if you would like to register for one of the sessions . The training is the same for each session. It is offered 5 different times for convenience to attendee. Certificates will be emailed for attending this training.
520 CMR 14.00 titled Excavation and Trench Safety Regulations became effective on January 1, 2009. These important regulations were drafted following an incident in Bridgewater where a young girl perished due to injuries sustained after falling into an unprotected trench. Jaclyn's Law, as it is known, is named in her memory.
Seminar instructors will examine the main purpose of these regulations, which is to establish procedures and methods to protect members of the general public from incurring similar injury. In particular, the law and resulting regulation intends to:
- Protect the general public from hazards inherent in trenches by requiring, among other things, that all regulated trenches are attended, covered, barricaded, or backfilled; as necessary and
- Provide penalties for violations.
Finally, 520 CMR 6.00 establishes Department of Public Safety hoisting requirements. Instructors will examine current duties and responsibilities for hoisting licensees, related Department policies and procedures and penalties for violations.
This seminar is designed to assist municipal authorities, excavators and others with understanding their obligations under trench safety laws and associated regulations. Who should attend?
- Building inspectors;
- Engineering inspectors;
- Municipal and state permitting authorities