OSHA Training Update
December 3, 2020
OSHA Training Institute Education Center Announces 2021 Class Schedule
The OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District has published its schedule of upcoming 2021 classes through March 2021. We offer a wide range of OSHA standards-based training in construction, general industry and maritime; trainer classes; and specialized and short classes covering an assortment of occupational safety and health topics. Our classes are offered in a variety of formats, including: 

We are proud to offer traditional in-person*, classroom training at our campuses and host sites. Availability and class sizes vary according to the COVID-19 restrictions and requirements at each location.

Zoom – Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
Our virtual instructor-led training (VILT) courses are conducted online in a live-video format via Zoom. Attendance and active participation at all class sessions is required. 

Hybrid classes are a combination of virtual instructor-led training (VILT) using Zoom and in-person* training. Students will be required to arrive at a specified classroom/facility location to participate in the in-person portion of the class for successful completion.

*Please note that strict safety and health protocols must be followed when attending any in-person class. Anyone not willing to follow these rules will be asked to leave the class.  
2021 Virtual Instructor-Led Training via Zoom
The following is a partial list of upcoming 2021 classes offered online in a live-video format via Zoom by the OSHA Training Institute Education Center:

  • January 5-8, 2021
  • March 1-5, 2021
  • March 30-April 2, 2021

  • January 5-8, 2021
  • February 22-26, 2021

  • January 11-15, 2021
  • February 16-19, 2021
  • March 9-12, 2021

  • January 13-14, 2021 2 HALF-DAYS
  • March 8-9, 2021 2 HALF-DAYS

  • January 15, 2021
  • February 23, 2021
  • March 19, 2021

  • January 19-22 and 26-29, 2021 8 HALF-DAYS
  • February 16-19 and 23-26, 2021 8 HALF-DAYS
  • March 22-25 and March 29-April 1, 2021 8 HALF-DAYS

  • January 19-22, 2021
IMPORTANT: The OSHA numbered live, online video-based classes via Zoom are only available to participants located in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam or American Samoa.

No transfers or refunds can be honored fewer than 10 days prior to class.

For more information, contact us by email at otc@clpccd.org or call (866) 936-6742 (calls returned within 24 hours).
2021 In-Person Training
(Includes Hybrid of Zoom and In-Person)
The following is a partial list of upcoming 2021 in-person and hybrid classes offered by the OSHA Training Institute Education Center following strict safety and physical distancing guidelines:

  • January 20-22, 2021 | Sacramento, CA

NOTE: This class is a hybrid of Zoom and In-Person
  • January 25-28, 2021 | Dublin, CA (In-Person Day)

NOTE: This class is a hybrid of Zoom and In-Person
  • February 1-5, 2021 | Sacramento, CA (In-Person Day)

NOTE: This class is a hybrid of Zoom and In-Person
  • February 3-5, 2021 | Dublin, CA (In-Person Day)

  • February 10-13, 2021 | Sacramento, CA

  • March 20-28, 2021 | Dublin, CA WEEKENDS

  • March 29-April 1, 2021 | Sacramento, CA
Don't Miss Out on the Last 2020 OSHA Classes
If you would like to end the year by advancing your knowledge of OSHA safety and health standards and requirements, there is still time for you to enroll in our last OSHA classes of 2020. Click on the class titles below to learn more and to register.
2020 Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Featured 2020 Classes
This 1-day class provides an introduction to basic accident investigation procedures and describes accident analysis techniques to help participants gain basic skills to conduct an effective accident investigation. The class is designed for individuals responsible for their organization's safety and health, and who would be involved in conducting accident and/or near-miss investigations. REGISTER HERE
December 16, 2020 via Zoom
This 1-day class is designed to assist employers in identifying and fulfilling their responsibilities for maintaining and posting records of illnesses and injuries, and reporting specific cases to OSHA. Participants who successfully complete this class will be able to identify OSHA 29 CFR 1904 requirements and complete OSHA forms 300, 300A and 301. REGISTER HERE
This 1-day class (in 2 half-day segments) presents a proactive approach to reducing the use of hazardous chemicals in the workplace by transitioning to safer alternatives. Participants will utilize OSHA's seven-step substitution planning process to recognize and evaluate hazardous chemicals and assess and implement safer alternatives. The ideal audience is purchasing staff, maintenance supervisors, facility managers, technical safety consultants and workers who utilize hazardous chemicals at their worksites. REGISTER HERE
OSHA’s Toolkit Guides Employers and Workers in Transitioning to Safer Chemicals
American workers use tens of thousands of chemicals every day, but only a small number are regulated in the workplace. As a result, workers suffer more than 190,000 illnesses and 50,000 deaths annually related to chemical exposures. Workplace chemical exposures have been linked to cancers, and other lung, kidney, skin, heart, stomach, brain, nerve and reproductive diseases.

The best way to protect workers from dangerous chemical exposures is to establish a chemical management system that strives to reduce or eliminate chemical hazards at the source through informed substitution. OSHA has developed a step-by-step toolkit to provide employers and workers with information, methods, tools and guidance on using informed substitution in the workplace. By using this toolkit, businesses can improve worker well-being through eliminating or reducing hazardous chemicals as well as achieve cost savings by reducing worker illnesses and improving efficiency and performance.

This toolkit can be used by all types of businesses, including chemical manufacturers, service-oriented businesses (such as janitorial companies, auto body repair shops, and pathology labs) and construction work sites where products containing chemicals that could present hazards to workers are often used.

OSHA’s goal is to help businesses thrive safely by asking them to look at their chemical use and adopt ways to reduce the use of hazardous chemicals.

OSHA’s Fact Sheet Provides Crowd Management Safety Guidelines for Holiday Season Shopping
Crowd-related injuries can occur during special sales and promotional events, especially during the holiday season. OSHA has prepared a fact sheet of guidelines to help employers and store owners avoid injuries during the holidays, or during any event where large crowds may gather. Crowd management planning should begin in advance of events that are likely to draw large crowds and include pre-event setup and emergency management strategies.

Planning tips include:

  • Where large crowds are expected, hire additional staff as needed and have trained security or crowd management personnel or police officers on site.
  • Create a detailed staffing plan that designates a location for each worker and determine the number of workers needed in various locations to ensure safety.
  • Ensure that workers are properly trained to manage the event.

Ideas to respond to emergency situations include:

  • Do not restrict egress, and do not block or lock exit doors.
  • Know in advance who to call for emergency medical response.
  • Keep first-aid kits and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) available, and have personnel trained in using AEDs and CPR onsite.
  • Instruct employees, in the event of an emergency, to follow instructions from authorized first responders, regardless of company rules.

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, Arizona, Hawaii, Guam and American Samoa.
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).