Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics
This course focuses on OSHA standards and on the safety aspects of excavation and
trenching. Students are introduced to practical soil mechanics and its relationship
to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations. Various
types of shoring (wood timbers and hydraulic) are covered. Testing methods are
demonstrated and a one-half-day field exercise is conducted, allowing students
to use instruments such as penetrometers, torvane shears and engineering rods.
Personal Protective Equipment: Safety shoes, safety glasses, and appropriate clothing
for field exercise.
OSHA 3015 Course Details
Course Credit: 2.0 CEU’s
Course Fee: $625
Course Prerequisites: None
Minimum Student Contact Hours: 20