NUCA Program Available At Cat Rental Stores

Staff | September 28, 2010

Cat Rental Stores throughout North America will offer the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) excavation safety and competent person training program.

While announcing its corporate endorsement of the NUCA program, equipment-manufacturing-giant Caterpillar indicated that participating Cat Rental Stores will offer the training as part of their services by the end of 2007.

NUCA's excavation safety and competent person training "was specifically designed to inform construction managers and workers about excavation safety and the applicable laws, regulations and best practices," says George Kennedy, NUCA vice president of safety.

In addition to being an OSHA requirement, the NUCA training program provides participants with experience and knowledge of soil analysis, identification of hazards, and the proper use of protective systems such as trench shoring.