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OSHA #3015 - Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics

  • 27 Aug 2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • 29 Aug 2024
  • 4:30 PM
  • Arizona State University - 660 S. College Ave Tempe, AZ 85281
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  • 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:  College Avenue Commons

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