On November 2, 2007, the Department of Public Safety in conjunction with the Division of Occupational Safety, promulgated regulations that establish standards to prevent unauthorized access to unattended trenches in the Commonwealth. The regulations, 520 CMR 14.00: Excavation and Trench Safety (520 CMR 14.00 ), were written in a joint effort by the DPS and DOS following the enactment of Chapter 82A of the General Laws.
These regulations will take affect March 1st, 2009
For more general information on this new regulation please visit the Department of Public Safety and Security Website, link below
Trench FAQs, link below