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Worker Safety: Reduce Trenching and Excavation Hazards

Goal Leaders:

Photo of Loren Sweatt Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health
placeholder photo Scott Ketcham, Director, Directorate of Construction

Goal Statement: By September 30, 2021, increase trenching and excavation hazards abated by 12 percent compared to FY 2017 through inspections and compliance assistance at workplaces covered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Goal Action Plans & Progress Updates