This course is being conducted at the HAMMER Federal Training Center, and REGISTRATION IS RESTRICTED to Hanford workforce employees, for example employees or subcontractors of WRPS, HMIS, CPCCo, DOE, or BPA. If you have questions about your eligibility to register, please call or email us. Contact information is located at the lower right on this page.
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.
May 2–4, 2022
7:00 am to 3:00 pm | Monday–Wednesday
Please note, all attendees will be required to follow safety protocols as instructed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.