OSHA Outreach Trainer News
October 2020
Outreach Trainer Success Story
Addie Hosier Interviews Alex François
Addie Hosier, an Outreach Trainer and the OSHA Training Institute Education Center's Outreach Training program authority, has interviewed OSHA Outreach Trainer Alex François, who is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, as part of an ongoing Outreach Trainer Success Stories series. See Interview
Outreach Trainer Alex Francois Featured in Treasure Island Housing Project Article
Outreach Trainer Alex François is featured in a San Francisco Chronicle article entitled Housing project built by and aimed for veterans breaks ground on Treasure Island. In addition to being an Outreach Trainer, Alex heads up job training for One Treasure Island, a 25-year-old nonprofit tasked with ensuring that supportive housing and employment programs for formerly homeless households are a central component of the former military base’s reuse plan. Learn More
Outreach Trainer Update Classes Available via Zoom
Good news! The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering Outreach Trainer update/renewal classes via Zoom. Trainers can now save travel time and hotel expenses. I took my own update/renewal class recently via Zoom, and it was a good experience. 

OSHA is allowing us to renew even if our cards have expired. You will have 90 days to renew your card once we can offer a pre-Covid experience in an in-person class setting. Since in-person classes are very limited, you can continue to offer OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour training even if your trainer card has expired. It’s important that you do your best to renew, even with this generous exception, as it will keep you current and updated. 

Just to clarify, let’s say we start offering pre-Covid experience in-person classes on November 1 (this is hypothetical). You would have 90 days from November 1 in which to renew your card. So, even though this is good news, you could find it challenging to find a class in that 90-day window that fits your schedule and location. 
 
We strongly encourage you to take a live, online video-based update class via Zoom. It’s convenient and simple! See update class schedule below.
Outreach Trainer Update Courses
The OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District currently offers high quality OSHA standards-based training for construction, maritime and general industries in-person, following physical distancing and other strict safety guidelines, at multiple locations throughout California, Nevada and Hawaii. We are also offering live, online video-based (Zoom) courses. Upcoming Outreach Trainer update courses include:
This refresher course for those who have completed the OSHA #500-Construction Industry Outreach Trainer course and who are authorized construction trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program provides updates on OSHA Construction standards, policies and regulations.

  • November 30-December 2, 2020 | Live Online via Zoom
  • December 1-3, 2020 | Sacramento, California
This refresher course for those who've completed OSHA #501- General Industry Outreach Trainer Course and who are authorized trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program provides an update on OSHA General Industry standards and policies.  

  • October 26-28, 2020 | Live Online via Zoom
OSHA #5029-Update for Cal/OSHA Construction Industry Trainers Participants in this one-day course will learn about the most significant changes within Cal/OSHA that affect the Construction Industry. Topics include review of Cal/OSHA’s most recent strategic plan, a summary of the most recent changes within Cal/OSHA’s enforcement and consultation units, updates to Cal/OSHA procedures that affect construction companies, an update on new and proposed Cal/OSHA standards, navigation of the Cal/OSHA website and Cal/OSHA publications and resources.

  • December 4, 2020 | Live Online via Zoom

NOTE: The above course schedule is subject to change due to the coronavirus pandemic and public health orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please check our website regularly for updated information.
Safety Haiku from Our OSHA #7500 Students

We thought it would be fun to share some haiku poetry written by students in an OSHA #7500 class taught by Addie. Addie has used this technique many times over the years as a very effective icebreaker to help shift students into a creative mood.
Be safe always
Take care of yourself
Enjoy your life
-Veronica

I am retired now
I clean up bio waste
I enjoy helping
-David
Safety starts with me
I am looking for the way
Always strive for more
-Fernando

Red sunrise for me
Smoke is rolling in today
Wanting rain to fall
-Allison
OSHA Outreach Training Program

The OSHA Outreach Training Program was established to train workers in the basics of safety and health hazard recognition and prevention. OSHA authorizes trainers who complete the 4-day construction or general industry train-the-trainer courses to conduct 10-hour and 30-hour construction or general industry safety and health hazard recognition and prevention courses.


OSHA Outreach Trainer Portal

Outreach Training Card requests are now processed through an online database system. Outreach Training Cards have better fraud protection and include a QR code to allow employers and workers to verify the authenticity of the card. All trainers must register in the Outreach Trainer Portal in order to submit OSHA Outreach Training Reports.


The OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District offers high quality OSHA standards-based training for construction, maritime and general industries at our San Francisco Bay Area (Dublin) location as well as other locations in Northern, Central and Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii.
 
We are offering in-person OSHA courses on a limited basis following physical distancing and other strict safety guidelines. Class size is reduced to prevent exposure to COVID-19, so early registration is strongly advised. We are also offering live, online video-based OSHA courses. Visit our website for updated class information.
 
Our offices are currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we are available to respond to inquiries by email at otc@clpccd.org or phone at (866) 936-OSHA (6742) (phone inquiries will be answered within 24 hours).  
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