Course Description

This course focuses on OSHA standards and on the safety aspects of excavation and trenching.  Students are introduced to practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations.  Various types of shoring (wood timbers and hydraulic) are covered.  Testing methods are demonstrated and a one-half day field exercise is conducted, allowing students to use instruments such as penetrometers, torvane shears and engineering tools.    Personal Protective Equipment Required.  Please bring safety shoes, safety glasses and appropriate clothing for the field exercise.
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Section Title
Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics
Section Schedule
Apr 01, 2024 to Apr 03, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Course Fee(s)
Course fee non-credit $715.00
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 25, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 25, 2024
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