OSHA Training News
March 11, 2020
OSHA Issues Interim Guidance to Help Prevent Worker Exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
OSHA has issued an alert to provide general practices and interim guidance to help prevent worker exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The novel coronavirus (officially called COVID-19) is believed to spread from person-to-person, primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The virus is also believed to spread by people touching a surface or object and then touching one’s mouth, nose, or possibly the eyes.

Employers and workers should follow these general practices to help prevent exposure to coronavirus:

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • If soap and running water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Employers of workers with potential occupational exposures to coronavirus should follow these practices:

  • Assess the hazards to which workers may be exposed.
  • Evaluate the risk of exposure.
  • Select, implement, and ensure workers use controls to prevent exposure, including physical barriers to control the spread of the virus; social distancing; and appropriate personal protective equipment, hygiene, and cleaning supplies.

For the latest information on the symptoms, prevention, and treatment of coronavirus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus webpage . For interim guidance and other resources on protecting workers from coronavirus, see OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 and visit OSHA’s COVID-19 webpage .
National Work Zone Awareness Week Promotes Roadway Work Zone Safety
National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) takes place on April 20-24, 2020. This nationwide safety event, now celebrating its 20th year, represents partnerships between state departments of transportation (DOT), national road safety organizations, government agencies, private companies and individuals throughout the US.

National Work Zone Awareness Week highlights the deadly dangers of inattention while driving through or working in roadway work zones. Employers and workers are encouraged to pause during the week for safety training and demonstrations on hazard recognition, protective methods and your company’s safety policies, goals and expectations.

Visit the National Work Zone Awareness Week website for more information.

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.
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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 .
Pacific Coast Safety Fest | March 24-26, 2020
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.

Classes are only $20 per person per course!
DUBLIN, CALIFORNIA
OSHA Training Institute Education Center

LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE IN SOME CLASSES!
RENO, NEVADA
Regional Public Safety Training Center

SPACE STILL AVAILABLE. REGISTER TODAY!
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 .