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OSHA #3015 - Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics

  • 06 Jun 2023
  • 8:00 AM
  • 08 Jun 2023
  • 4:30 PM
  • Alternative Delivery - Zoom
  • 4


  • Price is per person and includes handout material described on the course information page.
  • Members employed by State & Federal Government, Active Military or Prior Military, Educational Employee or Student

OSHA #3015 Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics


This three day course covers the OSHA Excavation Standard and safety and health aspects of excavation and trenching. Course topics include practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations, introduction of various types of shoring (wood timbers and hydraulic), soil classification, and use of protective systems.  Testing methods are demonstrated and students participate in workshops in the use of instruments such as penetrometers, torvane shears, and engineering rods.  Upon course completion students will have the ability to assess their employer’s compliance with the OSHA Excavation Standard, utilize soil testing methods to classify soil types, determine protective systems for excavation operations, and implement training requirements. 


Prerequisites: None

Additional Information: Course Information Page

Location: Alternative Delivery - Zoom - Please review the participant guide before registering for the course to ensure you have the appropriate set up for the course. 

Participant Guide: Please review requirements in the Participant Guide. By registering for this course it signifies that you have reviewed and agree to the terms in the participant guide. 

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