OSHA Training News Update
May 5, 2021
April 28, 2021, marked the 50th anniversary of OSHA's mission to protect the safety and health of America's workers. OSHA and its partners have worked for 50 years to improve workplace protections, significantly reducing worker fatalities, injuries and illnesses, and will continue that pursuit until every worker goes home safe and healthy. Learn More
Since the OSH Act went into effect on April 28, 1971, creating @OSHA_DOL, the U.S. workforce has nearly doubled – but workplace fatalities have decreased by more than 60%. The OSH Act also created the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (@NIOSH), which has produced important research empowering employers and workers to create safer and more healthful workplaces. Learn More
OSHA's Electrical Standards Designed to Protect Workers Exposed to Electrical Hazards
OSHA Offers Online Resources to Safeguard Workers from Moving Machinery
Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries, including crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns or blindness. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these preventable injuries. Any machine part, function or process that may cause injury must be safeguarded. OSHA's Machine Guarding webpage contains general information on the various hazards of mechanical motion and techniques for protecting workers. Learn More
National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction This Week!
It's not too late to participate in the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction this week! Visit OSHA's Stand-Down Resources webpage to get training materials, safety videos, guidance materials and much more to help you conduct a Stand-Down event.
OSHA numbered Virtual, Instructor-Led classes via Zoom offered by the OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District are only available to participants located in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam and American Samoa.
OSHA Looks Ahead to Stronger Worker Safety
With $100 million in additional funding in the American Rescue Plan of 2021, OSHA is working to protect workers now and in the future. This includes ensuring that OSHA has the resources, such as much-needed staff, to do the agency’s work. The agency is planning to hire more than 160 new critical personnel, including compliance safety and health officers to respond to the pandemic. OSHA will also make available an additional $10 million in funds for Susan Harwood Training grants to support organizations delivering vital training to prevent vulnerable workers from exposure to the coronavirus and infectious disease.
The department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration is also ramping up efforts to protect workers at the nation’s thousands of mines by hiring dozens of inspectors and specialists to serve critical geographic areas. Increasing staff will enable the agency to direct more needed enforcement efforts to targeted safety and health hazards, as well as to provide more compliance assistance to special emphasis programs, including coronavirus. Learn more about OSHA job openings.
Safety Certificates

Our Professional Safety Certificates Program is designed to help you boost your safety career and your organization’s safety initiatives. Learn More
Outreach Program

OSHA Outreach Training Program trainers are authorized by OSHA to conduct occupational safety and health classes for workers. Learn More