Excavator | December 2018

A message from NAXSA

In this Issue:

2019 NAXSA Convention

5th Annual NAXSA Golf Tournament

Exhibit and/or Sponsor at the 2019 NAXSA Convention and 5th Annual Golf Tournament

National Trench Safety Acquires Shore and Pour Operations in Southern England

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Initiative to Increase Awareness Of Trenching and Excavation Hazards and Solutions

NAXSA Committees

NAXSA Calendar

Do You Have News?

Happy Holidays from NAXSA

On behalf of the North American Excavation Shoring Association we send out heartfelt wishes for a wonderful holiday season. May your celebrations be safe, peaceful and joyous. And, best wishes for a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous new year.

2019 NAXSA Convention

NAXSA 2019 Convention

Register now for the North American Excavation Shoring Association's 5th Annual Convention in Las Vegas Nevada! NAXSA’s convention offers one-of-a-kind networking opportunities, and educational seminars tailored exclusively for those in excavation shoring practices.

Get more information and REGISTER TODAY!

Register before January 28 and save $50!

Convention Host Hotel

Park MGM
3770 S Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 730-7777

Park MGM is a new resort from MGM Resorts and Sydell bringing fun in a personal way to Las Vegas with the help of a great community of friends and collaborators. Stay tuned throughout 2018 as they unfold and become home to Eataly, The NoMad Hotel Las Vegas, Roy Choi's first restaurant outside of Los Angeles, and more. View more details about the hotel and location here.

Make your room reservations at our host hotel now! To take advantage of the 2019 NAXSA Convention rates at the Park MGM, your reservation must be made by Sunday, January 27, 2019. NAXSA has secured special room rates — listed below — that are available until Sunday, January 27, 2019, or until the contracted room block is exhausted, whichever comes first.

Room Rates:
Park King - $95++ and a $35 resort fee
++ applies to any applicable taxes, occupancy fees or services charges that are applied to the room rate

Reservation Deadline: Sunday, January 27, 2019

Check-In Time: 3:00 p.m.
Check-Out Time: 11:00 a.m

To Make Reservations

Reservations can be made online at the NAXSA 2019 Hotel Reservation Website. Click here to make your Park MGM Reservation.

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5th Annual NAXSA Golf Tournament at Bears Best in Las Vegas

Register today and join us on the Links!

The 5th Annual NAXSA Golf Tournament will be held Wednesday, February 27, 2019 in conjunction with the 2019 NAXSA Convention in Las Vegas.  Bears Best Las Vegas is an upscale Jack Nicklaus Golf Course offering a world class experience. Jack Nicklaus himself selected 18 holes from his more than 200 course designs worldwide, encompassing all of his favorite holes into one round of golf. 

Sponsorship opportunties available!

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Exhibit and Sponsor at the 2019 NAXSA Convention and
5th Annual Golf Tournament

With sold out exhibitor registration the past three years, the NAXSA Convention provides organizations and individuals the unique opportunity to showcase their services to the authority and voice of the industry. We had over 130 in-house manufacturers, engineers, rental companies/distributors, associates/suppliers and government agency representatives in attendance last year; NAXSA is expecting to exceed those numbers in Arizona.

Don’t miss the best opportunity for new business, new connections and new learning.

Being a sponsor and exhibitor gives you an opportunity to:

  • Generate revenue by closing existing deals while developing opportunities with suppliers, leaders and other decision makers.
  • Build brand awareness and network with professionals at all levels.
  • Participate in the exhibit hall where attendees can learn about your products and services.
  • Hear about breakthrough announcements.
  • Join us for networking breaks and reception events.

Our sponsors and exhibitors are key to the success of this event, and your participation is greatly valued. Invest in one of our sponsorship levels today to gain exposure to influencers and decision makers at this premier event.

Exhibit and Sponsor Today!

We look forward to seeing you at the 5th Annual NAXSA Convention.

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National Trench Safety Acquires Shore and Pour Operations in Southern England

National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS) announced the acquisition of certain operating assets of Shore and Pour based in Chinnor, England which is close to London.

The Chinnor operation will be NTS’ second operation in England and the company’s 35th branch location in the United States and England. This large national footprint allows NTS to provide its national, regional and local market customers a fully integrated, international branch network delivering unique engineered solutions, the highest level of customer service and the most cost effective shoring solutions in the industry.

Read complete press release.

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Initiative to Increase Awareness Of Trenching and Excavation Hazards and Solutions

November 28, 2018
Release Number: 18-1833-ATL (333)

ATLANTA, GA – Working in trenches and excavations can be hazardous, and trench collapses pose great risk to workers. To raise awareness of preventable incidents, compliance assistance specialists with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the Southeast are conducting outreach to educate employers and employees on the hazards associated with trenching and excavation work.

OSHA area offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi, are reaching out to excavation employers, industry associations, equipment rental organizations, water utility suppliers, and national and local plumbing companies to educate them to identify trenching hazards. Compliance assistance specialists will also remind employers of the requirements to implement methods to prevent collapses, such as sloping trench walls, shoring the walls with supports, or shielding walls with trench boxes.

"Employees can be seriously or fatally injured in a matter of seconds when a trench collapses," said OSHA Regional Administrator Kurt A. Petermeyer, in Atlanta. "Trench-related injuries are preventable when employees are trained properly and the required protections are in place."

In October 2018, OSHA updated its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Trenching and Excavation to continue support for compliance assistance and inspection programs that address trenching and excavation operations. The Agency provides a series of compliance assistance resources to help keep workers safe from trenching and excavation hazards, including a "Protect Workers in Trenches" poster, hard hat stickers in English and Spanish, trenching operations QuickCard, and updated Trenching and Excavation webpage.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to help ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance.

For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

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U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at http://www.dol.gov. The Department’s Reasonable Accommodation Resource Center converts departmental information and documents into alternative formats, which include Braille and large print. For alternative format requests, please contact the Department at (202) 693-7828 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (federal relay).

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NAXSA Calendar

December 28, 2018
January Excavator Article Deadline

February 27, 2019
5th Annual NAXSA Golf Tournament, Las Vegas

February 27-March 1, 2019
5th Annual NAXSA Convention, Las Vegas

Do You Have News?

NAXSA members are invited to submit your project profiles, industry news, press releases, articles, upcoming training dates, and NAXSA committee news for publication in the Excavator.

Deadline for the January issue is Friday, December 28, 2018. Email your articles and training dates to info@naxsa.org

NAXSA reserves the right to edit and/or omit submissions based on appropriate subject matter, duplication, and available space.

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