|May 18, 2020 to May 20, 2020||Richland||Details|
|Jul 20, 2020 to Jul 22, 2020||Portland||Details|
|Sep 14, 2020 to Sep 16, 2020||Idaho Falls||Details|
|Oct 05, 2020 to Oct 07, 2020||Anchorage||Details|
|Oct 19, 2020 to Oct 21, 2020||Seattle||Details|
|Jan 11, 2021 to Jan 13, 2021||Portland||Details|
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.