We’d like to follow up yesterday’s post on trench safety with an essay by Paul Imm, Technical Resources Engineer at the Ontario Concrete Pipe Association, on how trench boxes can affect fleixble plastic pipe.
According to Imm, trench boxes can disturb the embedment around flexible plastic pipe, from which much of the pipe’s structural strength comes. Therefore, damaging or disturbing the embedment could lead to pipe failure and costly repairs. This essay has some suggestions on how to keep your trench workers safe and avoid pipe damage.
Remember, we’ll be exhibiting the Ductile Iron Safety Blade, Ductile Iron Ring Saw Safety Blade and Carbide Chunk Blade in Booth 3087 at the American Water Works Association‘s ACE13 conference in Denver, CO from June 9 to 12! See our press release for details.