Excavation and Trenching

16 hours

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. The use of instruments such as penetrometers, torvane shears, and engineering rods will also be covered.

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