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.

SCHEDULE: 

8:30 am to 9:00am registration check-in and setup

9:00 am to 3:00 pm | Monday, July 27, 2020

9:00 am to 3:00 pm | Tuesday, July 28, 2020

9:00 am to 3:00 pm | Wednesday, July 29, 2020

9:00 am to 3:00 pm | Thursday, July 30, 2020

Each day of instruction will have two 15 minute breaks and one 30 minute break.

 

ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCE FORMAT
Connectivity requirements to attend the course:
  (1) a high speed internet connection
  (2) a desktop or laptop computer from which to work, i.e. a cellphone connection is insufficient
  (3) an active webcam or onboard camera
  (4) an active audio connection via either a computer microphone or separate telephone connection

REGISTRATION NOTES: Registration for this online course is restricted to residents or employees in OSHA Region 10 (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska).

 

Certificates Including This Course