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NAXSA Shoring Shield Tab Data
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NAXSA Shoring Shield Tab Data

Shoring Shield Tab Data Commentary

NAXSA-Approved Shoring Shield Tab Data Sheet (PDF)
Trench shields are manufactured by many different companies throughout the United States and Canada. As required by OSHA Subpart P each manufacturer issues tabulated data for their product. The amount of information, terminology, basis of the data, and notes given on those data sheets varies significantly. Establishing a standard shield data sheet that provides everyone using it with a clear understanding of the information necessary and how to apply it would provide a baseline for the competent person and the persons reviewing it for conformance to what is installed in the field. Developed by the NAXSA Engineering Committee, the NAXSA standard data sheet to be used as a minimum standard for teaching and interpretation.

The NAXSA Shoring Shield Tab Data sheet was approved in August 2018.


Trench Shield Tabulated Data Commentary (PDF) - Released August 2020

After formation, one of the first projects the NAXSA Engineering committee took on was to develop a standardized tabulated data sheet for trench shields. Trench shields are manufactured by many different companies throughout the United States and Canada, and as required by OSHA Subpart P, each manufacturer shall issue tabulated data for their product. Unfortunately, the amount of information, terminology and notes given on those data sheets varies significantly and can be confusing and overwhelming for the end user. Therefore, establishing a standard shield data sheet that presents the information in an organized manner while using consistent language would allow for competent person and persons reviewing these documents to be sure they are being used in compliance with the notes and limitations.