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April 11, 2019
OSHA’s 2019 National Safety Stand-Down May 6-10
OSHA is sponsoring the 6th annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction during the week of May 6-10, 2019.

Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction employees, accounting for 366 of the 971 fatalities in the construction industry recorded in 2017 (BLS data). Those deaths were preventable . The National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.

A Safety Stand-Down is a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. Any workplace can hold a stand-down by taking a break to focus on "Fall Hazards" and reinforcing the importance of "Fall Prevention." Employers of companies not exposed to fall hazards can also use this opportunity to have a conversation with employees about other job hazards they face, protective methods and the company's safety policies and goals. It can also be an opportunity for employees to talk to management about fall and other job hazards they see.
Companies can conduct a Safety Stand-Down by taking a break to have a toolbox talk or another safety activity such as conducting safety equipment inspections, developing rescue plans or discussing job specific hazards. Managers are encouraged to conduct a stand-down event that works best for their workplace. See  Suggestions to Prepare for a Successful "Stand-Down"  and  Highlights from the Past Stand-Downs .

If you plan to host a free event that is open to the public, see OSHA's  Events  page to submit the event details and to contact your  Regional Stand-Down Coordinator . The Region IX Coordinator is Justine Callahan, Callahan.Justine@dol.gov or 413-785-0209.

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering the following fall related courses in support of the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.
This 3-day course (previously OSHA 3110) provides an overview of state-of-the-art technology for fall protection and current OSHA requirements. Topics covered include the principles of fall protection, the components of fall arrest systems, the limitations of fall arrest equipment and OSHA policies regarding fall protection. The course features a 1-day field exercise demonstrating fall protection equipment.
This 1-day course focuses on identifying, evaluating and preventing or controlling fall hazards at construction sites, with emphasis on falls to a lower level rather than falls to the same level resulting from slips and falls. The target audience is the small construction employer, business owner or manager interested in information about fall hazards found in the workplace. May 10, 2019 | Dublin

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center offers high quality OSHA standards-based training for construction, maritime and general industry at 13 locations throughout California, Nevada and Hawaii. Click on the city links below to learn more about courses in each location. Click on the photos for the address and a map to each location.
CLICK HERE to access the full schedule of 2019 OSHA courses. For more information, call (866) 936-OSHA (6742), email otc@clpccd.org or visit our website .
Overview of Upcoming Courses

This 4 day course familiarizes the student with various types of common machinery and their related safety standards, and the control of hazardous energy sources (lockout/tagout). The course presents an approach to machinery inspection that enables participants to recognize hazards and to provide options to achieve abatement, including those for mechanical motions and actions created by points of operation and other machinery processes. Includes practice on identifying and mitigating machinery hazards.

This 3-day course provides instruction on the OSHA standards and safety aspects of excavation and trenching. Students learn about practical soil mechanics and the relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations. Various types of shoring including hydraulic and wood timbers are covered. Testing methods are demonstrated and a field exercise is conducted, allowing students to use instruments such as penetrometers, torvane shears, and engineering rods.

This 4-day course covers Federal OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction safety and health principles and the scope and application of OSHA construction standards, and is the prerequisite to OSHA 500-Trainer Course for the Construction Industry . Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide. Learn to apply the appropriate Federal OSHA standard that applies to hazards in the construction industry. Click here for the full OSHA 510 course description. 

This 1-day course provides an introduction to basic accident investigation procedures and describes accident analysis techniques to help participants gain the basic skills necessary to conduct an effective accident investigation at their workplace. The course is designed for individuals responsible for their organization's safety and health system, and who would be involved in conducting accident and/or near-miss investigations.

This 1-day course is an introduction to the requirements of OSHA’s permit-required confined space standard. It is designed for small employers or a designated representative (line supervisor or manager) with the responsibility to develop a permit space program. This course does not include hands-on exercises. Learn about OSHA's requirements for developing a permit-required space program. Topics include general requirements, training requirements and employee roles and rescue.

In this 1-day 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. Learn skills that are required to perform excavation duties.

Implementing Ergonomic Principles Reduces the Risk of Developing Musculoskeletal Disorders
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons. Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors at work, such as lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy loads, working in awkward body postures and performing the same or similar tasks repetitively. Exposure to these known risk factors for MSDs increases a worker's risk of injury.

Work-related MSDs can be prevented. Ergonomics --- fitting a job to a person --- helps lessen muscle fatigue, increases productivity and reduces the number and severity of work-related MSDs. MSDs resulting from physical overexertion and their associated costs can be substantially reduced by applying ergonomic principles. The following are important elements of an ergonomic process:

  • Provide management support
  • Involve workers
  • Provide training
  • Identify problems
  • Encourage early reporting of MSD symptoms
  • Implement solutions
  • Evaluate progress

An ergonomic process uses the principles of a safety and health program to address MSD hazards. Such a process should be viewed as an ongoing function that is incorporated into the daily operations, rather than as an individual project. CLICK HERE to learn more.

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering OSHA 2255-Principles of Ergonomics at the following locations:
This 3-day course uses ergonomic principles to recognize, evaluate and control workplace conditions that cause or contribute to musculoskeletal and nerve disorders. The course emphasizes industrial case studies on analysis and design of work stations and equipment, practice sessions in manual lifting and current OSHA compliance policies. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

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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 industry at our locations in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as in Central and Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii. Programs offered include OSHA safety standards, Outreach Trainer courses, Cal/OSHA standards curriculum, environmental courses and customized onsite safety training.

For more information, call (866) 936-OSHA (6742), email otc@clpccd.org or visit our website CLICK HERE   to view or download our 2019 Catalog.
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
(866) 936-6742 (OSHA)