USF OTI Education Center

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OSHA 3015

Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics (formerly OSHA #3010)

Days: 3  Hours: 20  CEUs: 1.9  Tuition: $500  

Course Description:

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. Minimum student contact hours: 20

Scheduled Classes

Dates Times

Locations (* TBD) Registration Links
2/4/2019 – 2/6/2019 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Panhandle FL Register Here!
3/25/2019 – 3/27/2019 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Wesley Chapel FL Register Here!
6/17/2019 – 6/19/2019 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Kissimmee FL Register Here!
8/12/2019 – 8/14/2019 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Jacksonville FL Register Here!
10/23/2019 – 10/25/2019 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Jacksonville FL Register Here!
12/2/2019 – 12/4/2019 8:00:00 AM – 4:30:00 PM Fort Lauderdale FL Register Here!

Prerequisite: None

Course Topics:

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

Course Highlights:
Exercise on use of instrumentation and soil testing methods.

ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 20 hours which can be claimed for CM credit. Rules and additional information for Event Providers is available at: American Board of Industrial Hygiene

Disclaimer:

Accommodations for Disabilities:

Accommodations for Disabilities: Please notify the USF OTI Education Center, 2612 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Suite 101, Wesley Chapel, Florida, 33544 or call (813) 994-1195 a minimum of ten working days in advance of the event if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed. Events, activities and facilities of the University of South Florida are available without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, or Vietnam veteran status as provided by law and in accordance with the University’s respect for personal dignity.

Cancellation Policy:

A cancellation fee equal to 25% will be assessed. Cancellation notification must be in writing (fax or email are acceptable) and received (not postmarked) 10 business days prior to the start date of the course. If the notice of cancellation is received 10 or more business days prior to the course start date, you may choose to send a substitute student or transfer to another course without penalty. If you choose to transfer to another course, you must take the course within six months of the original course date. After six months, the funds will be forfeited. You may only transfer your registration one time with approval. A $12 fee may be assessed.

If you must cancel your registration less than 10 business days prior to the course start date, you may choose to substitute a person. However, no transfers or refunds are available during this time period.

If you register for a course during the 10-day window prior to the start date and you must cancel your registration, you may choose to substitute a person. No transfer or refunds are available during this time period.

Registration fees are assessed in accordance with USF OTI Education Center cancellation rules. All fees are subject to change without prior notice. The USF OTI Education Center will make every effort to advertise any such changes if they occur.

Updated 2018 Dec 11-11:15