Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 7:30am 9:00am - Glenn A Gallagher Center- Trench Safety

Updated on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 @ 11:24am

Trench Safety - Joe Sellers and Jeremy Bennett, Kokosing Construction, will present at our Wednesday June 17 meeting

Part of Joe and Jeremy’s presentation includes Jeremy’s own story of a trench collapse and his being rescued from the cave-in.  More often than not, trench collapses result in recovery and not rescue operations.  This should be a very interesting presentation.


Joe Sellers

Kokosing Construction Co., Inc

Safety Manager

Safety Manager at Kokosing Construction for 30 years.

Construction safety experience in:

  • Heavy Highway
  • Water/Waste Water Treatment
  • Marine Construction
  • Asphalt Production
  • Asphalt Laydown
  • Sand and Gravel Mining MSHA
  • Construction Equipment Service and Maintenance
  • Environmental Management
  • OSHA Outreach Instructor

Jeremy Bennett

Kokosing Construction Co., Inc

Trade Superintendent

I have worked in the underground industry for 21 years.  I have worked my

way up starting out as a yard helper in 1997 and then started working out in the field in 1999.

 Kokosing Industrial Foreman 16 Years

•Yard Helper –2 Years

•Kokosing Utility Top Man/Laborer -5 Years

•Utility Pipe Layer 7 -Years

•Kokosing Underground Piping Foreman

The week of June 15 – 19 will be OSHA’s 5th annual National Trench Safety Stand-Down

What is a Safety Stand Down?
A Safety Stand Down presents the opportunity for employers to talk directly to employees and others about safety. These Stand Downs will focus on trench & excavation hazards and reinforce the importance of using trench protective systems and protecting workers from trenching hazards.

Stand Down Goals
The goal is to reach out to the many workers who work in and around trenches and excavations to provide them with information about current excavation requirements and safety procedures for working in trenches. By reaching as many workers as possible we can reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries that occur each year in our industry, and make others, such as municipal and industry workers who are also exposed, aware of these serious hazards.


 Our Monthly Meeting

Meetings have been cancelled through May, we will update you as information becomes available. 

Our next meeting is scheduled for:

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

         7:30am - 9:00am

The Glenn A. Gallagher Centre
         1451 Gambier Rd.
    Mount Vernon, OH  43050

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