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United Rentals to offer trench safety training sessions

By Brock Huffstutler

June 18, 2023

United Rentals trench safetyUnited Rentals, Stamford, Conn., will host an online series of trench safety educational sessions to support the 2023 Trench Safety Stand Down, which takes place June 19-23, 2023. The free training events are intended to raise awareness around trench and excavation practices to help contractors and utilities improve worksite productivity and keep workers safe. 

Trench Safety Stand Down is a North American initiative focused on trench and excavation hazards and reinforcing the importance of using trench protective systems and protecting workers from trenching hazards. The initiative encourages companies to conduct or participate in safety activities that draw attention to the specific hazards related to working in and around trenches and excavations. 

“Nothing is more important than safety on the worksite,” said TJ Bryson, trench safety region sales and marketing director, United Rentals. “At United Rentals, we believe compliance with trench safety regulations and adhering to best practices can help drive productivity. With expert knowledge and smart solutions, we can help jobsite teams stay safe without sacrificing efficiency. Our Trench Safety Stand Down training series provides an excellent learning opportunity for companies to educate their workers on safe, productive trench and excavation practices.” 

United Rentals’ trench safety training session topics include: 

  • Rethinking Trench Safety (offered June 20 at 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. EDT and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT). 
  • A Safe Approach to Underground Utility Obstructions (offered June 22 at 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. EDT and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT). 

Anyone can attend the online educational sessions. For session details and to register, go to the United Rentals Trench Safety events webpage.