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ASSE Excavation Safety Webinar
February 19, 2008

Recognizing that excavation is one of the most hazardous construction operations, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will host a webinar on excavation safety in the construction industry on Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at 11:00 AM – 12:30 AM CST.

Michael Hayslip, P.E., CSP, instructor for the virtual classroom, will discuss general excavation safety requirements and look at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/ASSE A10.12 Safety Requirements for Excavation — American National Standard for Construction and Demolition Operations as well as offer real-world scenarios on ways to avoid trenching and excavation hazards. The webinar will also cover soil field tests; warning signs of ground instability such as tension cracks; bulging or water accumulation; and a selection of protective systems such as benching, shoring and trench boxes.

The learning objectives of the webinar include: understanding and being able to apply excavation best practices; recalling the key safety elements from ANSI/ASSE A10.12; recognizing the warning signs of ground instability; understanding how to protect yourself from hazards associated with water accumulation; and understanding how to select proper protective systems.

For more information about the webinar contact Dan McNeill at To register contact ASSE Customer Service at

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