Dave Zweifel’s Plain Talk: Toxic residue of gifts for Walker pollutes state
My cartoon was inspired by Boss Walker’s new “ditch” commercial. Of course, Walker wouldn’t know anything about trench safety.
According to OSHA trench and excavation regulations:
Benching means a method of protecting employees from cave-ins by excavating the sides of an excavation to form one or a series of horizontal levels or steps, usually with vertical or near-vertical surfaces between levels.
Cave-in means the separation of a mass of soil or rock material from the side of an excavation, or the loss of soil from under a trench shield or support system, and its sudden movement into the excavation, either by falling or sliding, in sufficient quantity so that it could entrap, bury, or otherwise injure or immobilize a person.
Competent Person means someone who is capable of identifying existing and potential hazards in the surroundings, or working conditions that are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.
Who in their right mind would declare Boss Walker as competent?Share