All of us at MHCA WORKSAFELY™ are saddened to hear of a recent workplace fatality involving an excavation on a construction site. This tragedy serves as a reminder for our industry to review procedures and training, including controlling the hazards related to excavations and trenching.
MHCA WORKSAFELY™ offers a training course for our industry on safe excavations and trenching. This course deals with awareness of the hazards of excavations and Manitoba’s Workplace Safety and Health regulatory requirements of contractors, including:
- Permitting and registration requirements
- The Manitoba Excavation and Trenching Guideline
- Click Before You Dig
- Manitoba Hydro procedures for soft digging and directional drilling
This course will be available on-line. If you are interested in enrolling in the safe excavations and trenching course, please contact Kristen Ranson (Kristen@mhca.mb.ca). If you have any questions regarding excavation and trenching safety, please contact your regional advisor.