Tag Archives: Excavation

How to Prevent Deaths from Trench Collapses, by NIOSH

We’ve published articles about preventing trench collapse deaths before (like here and here). What we haven’t done, though, is cover this subject in any kind of detail.

To rectify that, we’d like to offer this article by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). It covers what you can do both before and during a job to prevent trench collapses and keep yourself and your workers safe.

NIOSH, “Preventing Worker Deaths from Trench Cave-ins” (PDF)

Going to the ACE14 conference in Boston, MA? So are we! We’ll be there from June 8 to 11! Visit us in Booth 2466 (PDF) near the tapping competitions!

Ring Saw Maintenance, by Husqvarna

Water Articles on Desert Diamond Industries' BlogYou know that Husqvarna’s ring saws cut deeper than other circular saws, reduce your excavation and increase your safety. How do ring saws cut if their blades don’t have regular arbors, though? You’re probably saying to yourself, “Self, ring saws must be complicated and hard to maintain!”

Not so, replies Husqvarna. They even have a 14-minute video that shows you how easy it is to maintain a ring saw. Follow these steps, and you’ll be a ring saw expert in no time.

These maintenance procedures apply to both the Husqvarna K970 Ring Saw and K3600 MKII Hydraulic Ring Saw.

Enter our Second Annual Video Contest! Send us 10 minutes of video of you using our Safety Blades, and you could win an Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle, Husqvarna saw or Safety Blade! See our official rules for details and entry form today.