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 of students will have the ability to assess employers’ compliance with the OSHA Excavation Standard, utilize soil testing methods to classify soil types, determine protective systems for excavation operations, and training requirements.
LEARNING METHOD: Self-study in 20 hours
- An Open Book Test
- You must make a score of at least 75% to pass this course.
- Upon successful completion of the course and pass the tests, a participant will receive a certificate of OSHA #3015 by BWCSP
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- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 20 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Students 150
- Assessments Yes