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OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

December 12, 2018
The staff and instructors of the
OSHA Training Institute Education Center wish you
a safe and happy holiday season!
 
Our office will be closed from
December 24, 2018, to January 1, 2019.
Online Registration will be available throughout the holidays.
OSHA Provides Guidance to Identify and Control Root Causes of Accidents
Investigating a worksite incident— a fatality, injury, illness or close call— provides employers and workers the opportunity to identify hazards in their operations and shortcomings in their safety and health programs. Most importantly, it enables employers and workers to identify and implement the corrective actions necessary to prevent future incidents.
Incident investigations that focus on identifying and correcting root causes, not on finding fault or blame, also improve workplace morale and increase productivity, by demonstrating an employer’s commitment to a safe and healthful workplace.

OSHA has published a handy 24-page guide on incident investigations entitled
Incident [Accident] Investigations: A Guide for Employers . This guidance document provides employers with a systems approach to identifying and controlling the underlying, or root, causes of all incidents in order to prevent their recurrence.

CLICK HERE for more information from OSHA on incident investigations.

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering OSHA 7505-Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation at multiple locations in 2019, including:

  • January 16, 2019 | Dublin, CA
  • January 31, 2019 | Hilo, HI
  • March 8, 2019 | Redding, CA
  • April 30, 2019 | Las Vegas, NV

For more information and to register, visit our website , call (866) 936-6742 (OSHA) or email otc@clpccd.org
Fall Protection Leads OSHA’s 2018 Top 10 List of Most Frequently Cited Standards

OSHA publishes its Top 10 list of most frequent citations annually to help guide employers and workers in identifying the most common hazards in their workplaces. OSHA considers the most frequently cited standards a starting point for organizations to focus on reducing potential hazards that can be the most harmful to their workers.

Fall Protection – General Requirements remains OSHA’s most frequently cited standard for the eighth year in a row. Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls.

OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces and six feet in the construction industry. OSHA also requires that fall protection be provided when working over dangerous equipment and machinery.

CLICK HERE to learn more about fall protection.

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering OSHA 3115-Fall Protection a t multiple locations in 2019, including:

January 8-10, 2019 | Dublin, CA
March 25-27, 2019 | Reno, NV
April 1-3, 2019 | Sacramento, CA

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.
OSHA Provides Many Trenching and Excavation Safety Resources

OSHA has made reducing trenching and excavation hazards a priority goal. Trench collapses, or cave-ins, pose the greatest risk to workers' lives. To prevent cave-ins OSHA recommends:

  • SLOPE or bench trench walls
  • SHORE trench walls with supports, or
  • SHIELD trench walls with trench boxes

Employers should also ensure there is a safe way to enter and exit a trench, be on the lookout for standing water or atmospheric hazards and never allow workers to enter a trench unless it has been properly inspected.

OSHA has made a large variety of resource materials and information available to help employers and workers reduce hazards associated with trenching and excavation. A primary resource is Trenching and Excavation Safety (OSHA Publication 2226), which highlights key elements of the standards and describes safe work practices that can protect workers from cave-ins and other hazards. Many additional resources are available on the OSHA website .

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering OSHA 3015-Excavation, Trenching, and Soil Mechanics a t multiple locations in 2019, including:

January 28-30, 2019 | Fresno, CA
April 1-3, 2019 | Redding, CA
April 15-17, 2019 | Sacramento, CA

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.
The OSHA Training Institute Education Center has published its 2019 schedule of high quality OSHA standards-based training for construction, maritime and general industry. 2019 courses will be offered at 13 locations throughout California, Nevada and Hawaii. Click on the 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 .
Featured OSHA Courses

This 4 day course covers Federal OSHA policies, procedures and standards as well as construction safety and health principles, 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 in the construction industry, using OSHA standards as a guide. Click here for the full OSHA 510 course description.

LAST 2018 COURSE!




This 3 day course covers ergonomic principles to recognize, evaluate and control workplace conditions that cause or contribute to musculoskeletal and nerve disorders. Topics include work physiology, use of video display terminals anthropometry, musculoskeletal disorders, and risk factors such as vibration, temperature, material handling, repetition and lifting and transfers in health care. 





This 4 day course covers Federal OSHA policies, procedures and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles, and is the prerequisite course to the  OSHA 501-Trainer Course for General Industry . Topics include scope and application of OSHA General Industry standards, with special emphasis on areas that are the most hazardous in non-construction industries, guided by OSHA standards.




OSHA’s HAZWOPER Standards Designed to Protect Workers during Hazardous Waste, Emergency Response and Cleanup
An unexpected release of hazardous substances, or a substantial threat of a hazardous substance release, can pose a significant health and safety risk to workers. Unexpected releases can be caused by operation failures and unrelated outside events, such as natural disasters or terrorism. Workers can encounter hazardous substances through waste dumped in the environment—a serious safety and health issue that continues to endanger life and environmental quality.

Employers must adequately prepare emergency response and cleanup workers to clearly understand their role(s) in managing unexpected releases of hazardous substances, so that they can act quickly and respond in a safe manner during an emergency. OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standards (in general industry, 29 CFR 1910.120 ; and construction 29 CFR 1926.65 ) establish health and safety requirements for employers engaged in these operations, as well as responses to emergencies involving releases of hazardous substances.

HAZWOPER requires that employers follow specific work policies, practices and procedures to protect their workers potentially exposed to hazardous substances. The standards provide employers with the information and training criteria necessary to ensure workplace health and safety during hazardous waste, emergency response and cleanup operations involving hazardous substances. HAZWOPER aims to prevent and minimize the possibility of worker injury and illness resulting from potential exposures to hazardous substances.

CLICK HERE for more information and resources from OSHA on HAZWOPER standards.

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering OTC 204-40-Hour HAZWOPER in Sacramento, CA, in January and May, 2019, and Dublin, CA, in June and October, 2019. CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

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Become an Authorized
Outreach Trainer

Review our OSHA Outreach Trainer webpage to learn more about how you can become an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer in Construction, General Industry, Maritime, Cal/OSHA or Disaster Site Preparedness.

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 . Our 2019 Catalog is coming soon!
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
(866) 936-6742 (OSHA)