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 will learn how to use 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.
Enroll Today: 866.906.9190
When: April 23-25, 2019
Times: 8 am – 5 pm
Where: TC 102, Workforce Technology Center, North Campus, ASU Mid-South
(870) 733-6840 office
ASU Mid-South is not an OTI Education Center, but serves as a host training organization for UT Arlington OSHA Education Center.