OSHA 3015: Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics

Course Description

Focus on OSHA standards and on the safety aspects of excavation and trenching. Use instruments such as penetrometers, torvane shears and engineering rods during a hands-on field trip.

Course ID: OTI 3015P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

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Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Sep 11, 2018 Sep 14, 2018 Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $760 18006
Section Details Oct 23, 2018 Oct 26, 2018 Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $760 18082
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14253 Oct 28, 2014 Oct 31, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $690
15067 Apr 28, 2015 May 1, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $760
15068 Sep 15, 2015 Sep 17, 2015 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $760
15069 Oct 27, 2015 Oct 30, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $760
16170 Apr 26, 2016 Apr 29, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $760
16171 Sep 13, 2016 Sep 16, 2016 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $760
16172 Oct 25, 2016 Oct 28, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $760
17280 Apr 25, 2017 Apr 28, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $760
17281 Oct 10, 2017 Oct 12, 2017 Classroom Savannah, Georgia $760
17282 Oct 24, 2017 Oct 27, 2017 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $760

Who Should Attend

Those who handle excavation, trenching and soil mechanics

How You Will Benefit

  • Learn about practical soil mechanics along with its relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations.

  • Learn about various types of shoring (wood timbers and hydraulic).

  • Use different testing methods.

Content

  • Excavations

  • Soil classification

  • Sloping and benching

  • Timber shoring for trenches

  • Aluminum hydraulic shoring for trenches

  • Alternatives to timber shoring

  • Selection of protective systems

Materials

Required

  • Photo identification (present at check-in)

  • Safety shoes

  • Safety glasses

  • Hard hat

Recommended

  • Seasonally appropriate clothing

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Myrtle Turner Harris, Ph.D., MPH, CET

Instructors