OSHA Training News
February 13, 2020
National Association of Women in Construction Announces Women in Construction Week
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) will celebrate Women in Construction (WIC) Week March 1-7, 2020. WIC Week helps NAWIC advance its mission to strengthen and amplify the success of women in the construction industry. 

The focus of Women in Construction Week is to highlight women as an expanding component of the construction industry. WIC Week provides a forum for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the growing role and expanding opportunities for women in the construction industry.

NAWIC chapters will celebrate WIC Week with a wide variety of activities, including community service projects, jobsite tours, membership drives, children’s activities, hands-on workshops, fundraisers and school programs.

Click here for information, resources and ideas on how to participate in the 2020 Women in Construction Week. Learn more about National Association of Women in Construction.
The Importance of Workplace Safety, Health and Wellbeing
Wellbeing in the workplace involves such factors as low stress, trust and communication, all of which depend on the environment and the role each person plays. Studies have shown that we spend 37% of our lives fulfilling work duties, and it is important that we aim to achieve balance in our careers and our lives. Developing and implementing a safety and health program in your workplace can influence both the physical and psychological wellbeing of employees.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) defines wellbeing as "a holistic approach to occupational health, safety and wellbeing – policies, programs and practices that integrate protection from work-related safety and health hazards with promotion of injury and illness prevention efforts to advance worker wellbeing." A successful safety and health program can help employees thrive and prosper.

OSHA 7500-Introduction to Safety and Health Management is designed to provide strategies and techniques that promote wellbeing in the workplace. This introductory course addresses the four core elements of an effective safety and health program with a master plan that is critical to each element’s proper management. The course is designed for the small employer, business owner or manager responsible for developing and managing a safety and health program and is being offered at the following locations:

  • March 25, 2020 | Reno, NV | Pacific Coast Safety Fest Special-Only $20           
  • March 25, 2020 | Dublin, CA | Pacific Coast Safety Fest Special-Only $20
  • May 29, 2020 | Oxnard, CA
  • July 7, 2020 | Santa Rosa, CA

Pacific Coast Safety Fest Classes are Filling Up
Don't Miss the Pacific Coast Safety Fest in Dublin, CA, and Reno, NV, on March 24-26, 2020. Learn about recordkeeping rules, safety and health management, outreach training for construction and general industries, and transitioning to safer chemicals. Attendees will receive credit for all sanctioned Education Center classes and a certificate of attendance for all classes.
DUBLIN, CALIFORNIA
OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
RENO, NEVADA
Regional Public Safety Training Center

Classes are only $20 per person per course!

OSHA Training Institute Education Center Courses
The OSHA Training Institute Education Center offers high quality OSHA standards-based training for construction, maritime and general industries at multiple 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 2019-2020 OSHA courses. For more information, call (866) 936-OSHA (6742), email otc@clpccd.org or visit our website .
Accident Investigations Protect Employees and Companies
Thousands of workplace accidents occur in the US every day, usually caused by the failure of people or equipment and materials not functioning as expected. Accident investigations determine not only what happened, but also how and why. By using information gained from an investigation, a similar or perhaps more serious accident may be prevented.

An accident investigation should be conducted by a person who is trained in workplace safety and investigation procedures as well as knowledgeable of the work processes related to the accident. The investigation may involve a team, such as a supervisor who has received safety training, employees with knowledge of the work, a safety officer and/or an independent safety expert.

Most accidents are preventable by eliminating one or more causes. By conducting thorough accident investigations, companies can take an important step toward safeguarding their employees and protecting their organizations.

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

  • March 16, 2020 | Oxnard, CA
  • April 15, 2020 | Dublin, CA
  • May 11, 2020 | Fresno, CA
  • May 21, 2020 | Honolulu, HI
  • June 19, 2020 | Las Vegas, NV

National Ladder Safety Month
The American Ladder Institute (ALI) is sponsoring the fourth annual National Ladder Safety Month from February 23 - March 31, 2020. National Ladder Safety Month was designed to raise awareness of ladder safety and to decrease the number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities. These are the different areas of focus:

  • February 23 - February 29: What is Ladder Safety?
  • March 1 - 7: Ladder Safety Training and Year-Round Partners
  • March 8 - 14: Ladder Safety at Work
  • March 15 - 21: Ladder Safety at Home
  • March 22 - 28: Ladder Inspection and Disposal

You are invited to participate in National Ladder Safety Month by planning a safety event based on one or more of the above weekly themes.

All ladder accidents are preventable, but without better safety planning and training and continuous innovation in product design, we will continue to see far too many fatalities.

Learn more and plan an event using the National Ladder Safety Month Marketing Guide .
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 in the San Francisco Bay Area and other convenient locations in Northern, Central and Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii. Programs include OSHA safety standards, Outreach Trainer courses, Cal/OSHA standards, environmental courses and customized onsite safety training. For more information, call (866) 936-OSHA (6742), email otc@clpccd.org or visit our website .

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center  2020 Training Catalog is now available to download or to order by mail .