OSHA 3015 – Excavation, Trenching, and Soil Mechanics

Offered by: Roanoke Higher Education Center
Type: Other Learning Opportunities
Format: On site
When January 29-31, 2024 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Time to Complete 20 hours

About the Program

Offered by Mid Atlantic OTI Education Center, this course will be held at the Roanoke Higher Education Center, Host Training Organization.

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 TRAINER course combined 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. Please note, you must pass the exam with an 80% or higher to attend the following Trainer Course



Student Support

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As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

How to Apply

Register online.

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