This course provides instruction on the OSHA standards and safety aspects of excavation and trenching. Students learn about practical soil mechanics and the relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations. Various types of shoring including hydraulic and wood timbers are covered. Testing methods are demonstrated and a field exercise is conducted, allowing students to use instruments such as penetrometers, torvane shears, and engineering rods.
Credits: OTC CEUs: 2.0; ABIH CM: 3.34 Safety
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Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
OSHA Training Center
7600 Dublin Blvd., Suite 102A
Dublin, CA 94568
Phone: (866) 936-6742
Fax: (925) 560-9458
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