OSHA #3015 Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics


-3 Days, 20 Contact Hours
-This course is eligible for credit for OSHA’s Public Sector Certificate.

About This Course:
This course covers the OSHA Excavation Standard and safety and health aspects of excavation and trenching. 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.


There is no required examination for this course.

Recommended for:
Safety and health managers and employees, individuals new to the field, those interested in developing and implementing safety and health programs, those responsible for safety and health at some capacity who are looking to expand their knowledge.

Topics Include:

  • Practical soil mechanics
  • Shored and unshored slopes
  • Introduction of various types of shoring
  • Soil classification
  • Protective systems
  • Instruments such as penetrometers, torvane shears, and engineering rods.

Prerequisites: None

Course Location:
University of Cincinnati
160 Panzeca Way
Kettering Lab, Room G18
Cincinnati, OH 45267


Michael Hayslip - Instructor

Price: $800.00

Start Time: 8:00 am
End Time: 5:00 pm

Start Date: June 24, 2020
End Date: June 26, 2020

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