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

July 10, 2019
Join us for Safe + Sound Week, August 12-18, 2019
Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event to celebrate the successes of businesses that have implemented safety and health programs in the workplace. Throughout the year, businesses show their commitment to safety by focusing on management leadership, worker participation and a systematic approach to finding and fixing hazards in their workplaces. Each August we invite them to celebrate their safety successes and efforts to be #SafeAndSoundAtWork.
Why Participate?
Safe workplaces are sound businesses. Successful safety and health programs can proactively identify and manage workplace hazards before they cause injury or illness, improving sustainability and the bottom line. Participating in Safe + Sound Week can help get your program started or energize an existing one.
Who Participates?
Organizations of any size or in any industry looking for an opportunity to celebrate their commitment to safety to workers, customers, the public, or supply chain partners should participate.

How to Participate
Participating in Safe + Sound Week is easy. To get started, select the activities you would like to do at your workplace. You can host an event just for your workers or host a public event to engage your community. After you've completed your events, you can download a certificate and web badge to recognize your organization and your workers.

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Lockout/Tagout Controls Hazardous Energy
and Safeguards Workers
Energy sources, including electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, chemical, thermal or other sources in machines and equipment can be extremely hazardous to workers. During the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment, the unexpected startup or release of stored energy can cause serious and even fatal injury to employees. According to OSHA failure to control hazardous energy accounts for nearly 10% of serious accidents in many industries.
An essential component of energy safety is the lockout/tagout (LOTO) process, which helps safeguard workers from the release of hazardous energy. OSHA’s Standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) details the steps employers must take to prevent accidents associated with hazardous energy, including:

  • Develop, document, implement and enforce an energy control program and procedures
  • Use lockout devices for equipment that can be locked out and tagout devices only if they provide employee protection equivalent to lockout devices
  • Ensure that new or overhauled equipment is capable of being locked out
  • Inspect energy control procedures at least annually
  • Provide effective training as mandated for all employees covered by the standard


The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering OSHA 7115–Lockout/Tagout , which focuses on employer roles and responsibilities in the development and implementation of an energy control program, in multiple locations, including:
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 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 is designed for those who are interested in teaching OSHA's 10-hour and 30-hour construction safety and health outreach classes to employees and other interested groups. Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10-hour and 30-hour classes as well as on those that are the most hazardous in the Construction Industry. Participants learn effective instructional approaches, adult learning principles and training techniques.
This 4-day course covers Federal OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, 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 4-day course covers Federal OSHA policies, procedures and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles and is the prerequisite to OSHA 501-Trainer Course for General Industry . Topics include the scope and application of OSHA General Industry standards, with special emphasis on the most hazardous areas in non-construction industries, using OSHA standards as a guide. Learn to apply the appropriate Federal OSHA standard to hazards in General Industry. Click here for full OSHA 511 course description.
This 4-day course is designed for those who are interested in teaching OSHA's 10-hour and 30-hour General Industry safety and health outreach classes to employees and other interested groups. Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10-hour and 30-hour classes as well as on those that are the most hazardous in General Industry. Participants learn effective instructional approaches, adult learning principles and training techniques.
Prerequisites : OSHA 511-OSHA Standards for General Industry within the last 7 years AND 5 years of General Industry safety experience.
Safeguarding Machinery Protects Workers and Saves Lives

Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries, such as crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns or blindness. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these preventable injuries. Any machine part, function, or process that may cause injury must be safeguarded. When the operation of a machine or accidental contact injure the operator or others in the vicinity, the hazards must be eliminated or controlled.

Employers are responsible for safeguarding machines. Any machine part, function or process with the potential for causing injury must be safeguarded using control methods that prevent employee contact with hazardous areas through effective machine guarding techniques. Almost all new machinery is available with safeguards installed by the manufacturer, but used or older equipment may require either purchasing additional safeguards or building and installing them in-house.

Two primary methods are used to safeguard machines: guards and safeguarding devices. Guards provide physical barriers that prevent access to dangerous areas. Safeguarding devices either prevent or detect operator contact with the point of operation or stop potentially hazardous machine motion if any part of a worker’s body is within the hazardous portion of the machine.

OSHA’s Machine Guarding webpage offers general information on the various hazards of mechanical motion and techniques for protecting workers.

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering OSHA 2045 – Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards in Dublin, CA, on July 22-25. Click here for more information and to register.
Scaffolding Safety Takes Employer Vigilance to Protect Workers

An estimated 65% of construction industry employees work on scaffolds, and thousands are injured every year in scaffolding-related accidents. Scaffolding consistently ranks on OSHA’s Top Ten List of the most frequently cited standards violations. These statistics are an indication of how vitally important it is for employers to increase their vigilance to protect employees who work on or near scaffolding by maintaining compliance with all provisions of OSHA’s scaffolding standard.

OSHA’s scaffolding standard requires that each scaffold and scaffold component must support without failure its own weight and at least 4 times the maximum intended load applied or transmitted to it. A qualified person must design all scaffolding.

Some additional key provisions of OSHA’s scaffolding standard include:

  • Fall protection or fall arrest systems are required for workers more than 10 feet above a lower level;
  • Guardrails and crossbracing must comply with specified heights;
  • Midrails must be installed approximately halfway between the toprail and the platform surface;
  • Support scaffold footings must be level and capable of supporting the loaded scaffold;

CLICK HERE to learn more about OSHA's scaffolding standard. Visit OSHA's website to access OSHA’s Scaffolding eTool .

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering OSHA 3085-Principles of Scaffolding in Dublin, CA, on July 24-26. Click here for more information and to register.
Construction Health & Safety Technician (CHST)
Examination Prep Class
Co-Sponsored by the
American Society of Safety Professionals–SF Chapter and the
OSHA Training Institute Education Center-Dublin, CA
WHEN : October 8-11, 2019 (3½ Days)
7:30 am to 5:00 pm, First 3 Days
7:30 am to 12:00 Noon, Last Day

WHERE : OSHA Training Institute Education Center
7600 Dublin Blvd.
Dublin, CA

CLASS SIZE : Limited to 24 attendees!

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.
On-site Training
Delivers High Value

All safety courses offered by the OSHA Training Institute Education Center can be fully customized to match an organization’s specific requirements and goals, and delivered on-site by highly experienced instructors. 

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about Class Discounts

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  • ASSE members
  • United Contractors members
  • Groups of 3+ from same organization

(866) 936-OSHA (6742)

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 CLICK HERE   to view or download our 2019 Catalog.
OSHA Training Institute Education Center
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
(866) 936-6742 (OSHA)