Excavation, Trenching, and Soil Mechanics (OSHA #3015)

OSH301 – 23.00 Hours

Schedule

Details Buttons Dates Location Class Price Register Buttons
06/11/24 – 06/13/24 San Angelo, TX OS OSH301 373 $50.00 Register
07/01/24 – 07/03/24 Live Online Instructor-Led Training OS OSH301 363 $630.00 Register
07/09/24 – 07/11/24 San Antonio, TX OS OSH301 364 $630.00 Register
08/06/24 – 08/08/24 Hobbs, NM OS OSH301 352 $630.00 Register
08/27/24 – 08/29/24 Mesquite, TX OS OSH301 365 $630.00 Register
09/03/24 – 09/05/24 Odessa, TX OS OSH301 378 $655.00 Register
09/10/24 – 09/12/24 Live Online Instructor-Led Training OS OSH301 377 $655.00 Register
10/01/24 – 10/03/24 San Antonio, TX OS OSH301 384 $655.00 Register
10/29/24 – 10/31/24 Live Online Instructor-Led Training OS OSH301 385 $655.00 Register
11/12/24 – 11/14/24 Oklahoma City, OK OS OSH301 387 $655.00 Register
11/19/24 – 11/21/24 San Antonio, TX OS OSH301 386 $655.00 Register
01/07/25 – 01/09/25 Live Online Instructor-Led Training OS OSH301 388 $655.00 Register
01/21/25 – 01/23/25 San Antonio, TX OS OSH301 389 $655.00 Register
02/11/25 – 02/13/25 Live Online Instructor-Led Training OS OSH301 393 $655.00 Register
02/18/25 – 02/20/25 Hobbs, NM OS OSH301 374 $655.00 Register
03/10/25 – 03/12/25 San Antonio, TX OS OSH301 390 $655.00 Register
04/01/25 – 04/03/25 Live Online Instructor-Led Training OS OSH301 391 $655.00 Register
04/14/25 – 04/16/25 Mesquite, TX OS OSH301 392 $655.00 Register
05/13/25 – 05/15/25 Live Online Instructor-Led Training OS OSH301 376 $655.00 Register
06/03/25 – 06/05/25 San Antonio, TX OS OSH301 380 $655.00 Register
06/16/25 – 06/18/25 Live Online Instructor-Led Training OS OSH301 379 $655.00 Register
07/08/25 – 07/10/25 Oklahoma City, OK OS OSH301 382 $655.00 Register
07/15/25 – 07/17/25 San Antonio, TX OS OSH301 381 $655.00 Register
08/05/25 – 08/07/25 Hobbs, NM OS OSH301 375 $655.00 Register
08/19/25 – 08/21/25 Live Online Instructor-Led Training OS OSH301 383 $655.00 Register

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

TEEX OSHA Training Institute Education Center LogoThe Excavation, Trenching, and Soil Mechanics (OSHA #3015) 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.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Completion Requirements

Participant Must Provide

  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Attendance Requirements

TEEX and the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) have an attendance policy that requires participants to fully attend an enrolled class in its entirety (100% of the course). We realize that extenuating circumstances may arise that would take a participant out of class and have a policy to handle those situations. If a participant misses less than 20% of the class, he/she may be able to perform makeup work equivalent to the class time missed. If 20% or more of the class is missed, the participant may attend a makeup course upon approval by TEEX’s OTI Education Center Director.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of the Excavation standard, 29 CFR 1926 Subpart P.
  • Identify general excavation hazards.
  • Apply principles of soil mechanics regarding factors affecting soil stability.
  • Identify types of acceptable soil testing methods used to classify rock and soil deposits.
  • Apply methods of field testing that are used to analyze and classify soil.
  • Identify types of protective systems used at excavation sites as described in the standard, 29 CFR 1926.652.
  • Identify appropriate sloping system design requirements, support systems, and shield systems for excavation and trenching.
  • Assess compliance of trench protective systems.

Suggested Audience

This course is designed for construction industry personnel who are involved in excavations or trenches.

Government Programs

  • GSA contract number: GS-02F-0003P. GSA customers, to register please contact [email protected] or call (800) 723-3811 GSA Schedule logo

Contact Information

Infrastructure Training & Safety Institute
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Phone: | Toll-Free: (800) 723-3811 or (800) SAFE-811
Email: [email protected]