OSHA 3015 – Excavation, Trenching And Soil Mechanics



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.

OSHA 3015 and the EXCAVATION, TRENCHING & SOIL MECHANICS TRAIN-THE-TRAINER Course Combined Presented by the Chesapeake Region Safety Council  is recommended for inspectors, auditors, safety and health professionals and those personnel responsible for writing, auditing, or training employees with an active role in trenching and excavations. This course was developed and designed to educate participants to train about all aspects of 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P Excavations.


Student Contact Hours: 20

Prerequisites: None

Course Includes: Student materials, lunch and refreshments

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Course Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Course Fee: $795.00

Jan 2022

01/31/2022 - 02/02/2022

OSHA 3015 – Excavation, Trenching And Soil Mechanics

Baltimore, MD – Chesapeake Region Safety Council

Mar 2022

03/07/2022 - 03/09/2022

OSHA 3015 – Excavation, Trenching And Soil Mechanics

Norfolk, VA

Apr 2022

04/04/2022 - 04/06/2022

OSHA 3015 – Excavation, Trenching And Soil Mechanics

Wye Mills, MD