OSHA’s Philadelphia Area Office continues to place special emphasis on construction inspections throughout its tri-county jurisdiction: Philadelphia, Delaware, and Chester Counties. Right now, Trenching Hazards are the focus of OSHA’s National Emphasis Program.

OSHA personnel are being instructed to stop and engage with contractors performing excavation work.

If you have any questions about trench safety, contact GBCA Director of Safety Services, Frank Durso, at fdurso@