OSHA 3015, OSX 960 - Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics

2016 Dates Times Meetings Meeting Type Location Fee
Feb. 20, 21, 27 8:30am–5pm 3 Weekend Carson $650
Aug. 8, 9, 10 8:30am–5pm 3 Weekday Anaheim $650

Course Description:

This course covers OSHA Standards related to excavation and trenching. Topics include practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and un-shored slopes. Introduction to various types of shoring, soil Classification, and protective systems will be emphasized.

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 employer’s compliance with the OSHA Excavation Standard, utilize soil testing methods to classify soil types, determine protective systems for excavation operations, and training requirements.

Targeted Audience:

Individuals responsible for overseeing safety in industries such as: Construction, Manufacturing, Agriculture, Maritime and General Industry.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Describe basic concepts of soil mechanics and how environmental factors affect soil stability
  2. Identify hazards related to excavations and excavating equipment.
  3. Describe sloping and shoring requirements and the use of trench shields
  4. Identify various types of protective systems
  5. Demonstrate various soil tests, including the pocket penetrometer and trovane shear methods
  6. Describe the duties of competent person as defined by OSHA
  7. Describe OSHA Excavation Standards Subpart P
  8. Document excavation inspections.

CEUs: 2.2
Prerequisites: None
Course Length: 3 days
Cost: $650
Recommended Materials: Pen, pencil, highlighter and writing pad.

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