OSHA 3015 – EXCAVATION, TRENCHING AND SOIL MECHANICS
Date(s) - 07/24/2023 - 07/26/2023
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
This 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 training requirements.
OSHA 3015 and the EXCAVATION, TRENCHING & SOIL MECHANICS TRAINER Course Combined Presented by the Chesapeake Region Safety Council is recommended for inspectors, auditors, safety and health professionals and those personnel responsible for writing, auditing, or training employees with an active role in trenching and excavations. This course was developed and designed to educate participants to train about all aspects of 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P Excavations. Note that the OSHA 3015 (3 day course) and Excavation, Trenching & Soil Mechanics Trainer course (1 day) are independent and must be registered for separately.
Student Contact Hours: 20
Course Includes: Student materials, lunch and refreshments
Course Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Please note, you must pass the exam with an 80% or higher to attend the following Trainer Course.
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