Managing Excavation Hazards (one day seminar)

In this course, students will learn about the role and responsibility of the employer to assign a competent person to the excavation site and arm that person with the knowledge to perform the work properly. Topics include the understanding and application of definitions relating to OSHA’s Excavation Standard (Subpart P), excavation hazards and control measures, soil analysis techniques, protective system requirements and emergency response. At the conclusion of this course, the participant will understand the importance and duties of a competent person towards excavation work and will have the knowledge and skills that are required to perform duties.

Excavation Hazard Awareness (half day seminar)

There are also half day seminar schedules for this program. Please inquire further by calling (808) 537-6206.

Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics (three day course)

This course provides instruction on the OSHA standards and safety aspects of excavation and trenching. Participants learn the principles of 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 an exercise is completed using instruments such as penetrometers, torvane shears and engineering rods.

Topics covered:

  • Excavations
  • Soil classification
  • Sloping and benching
  • Timber shoring for trenches
  • Aluminum hydraulic shoring for trenches
  • Alternatives to timber shoring
  • Selection of protective equipment