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

May 15, 2019
2019 Trench Safety Stand Down June 17-21
OSHA is promoting a Trench Safety Stand Down sponsored by the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) in support of its National Emphasis Program on Trenching and Excavation . The Trench Safety Stand Down, which takes place the week of June 17-21, 2019, encourages employers to talk to their workers about trench and excavation hazards to reinforce the use of trench protective systems to eliminate hazards.

NUCA hopes to reach many employers and employees who work in and around trenches and excavations to provide information about current excavation requirements and safety procedures for working in trenches. The primary goal of the Trench Safety Stand Down is to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries that occur each year in the utilities industry, and to make others, such as municipal and industry workers who are also exposed, aware of these serious hazards.
Companies can conduct a Trench Safety Stand Down by taking a break during the work day to offer a toolbox talk or other safety activity to draw attention to specific hazards related to working in and around trenches and excavations. For more information on how to participate in this event, see Preparing for the TSSD .

After you have held a Trench Safety Stand Down event, you can provide feedback to NUCA using this TSSD Completion Form . NUCA will collect the information, publish the list of participating organizations on the NUCA website and in printed publications and mail a Certificate of Participation  to all participating companies. For more information visit the NUCA Trench Safety Stand Down website or email safety@nuca.com .

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering the following course in support of the Trench Safety Stand Down:
This 3-day course provides instruction on OSHA standards and safety aspects of excavation and trenching. You will learn about practical soil mechanics and the relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations. The course also covers various types of shoring, including hydraulic and wood timbers. Testing methods are demonstrated and a field exercise is conducted, allowing students to use instruments such as penetrometers, torvane shears and engineering rods.

OSHA Training Institute Education Center Courses
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 .
Take the Safe + Sound
3 in 30 Challenge 

Safe + Sound is a year-round campaign sponsored by OSHA to encourage every workplace to have a safety and health program.

Management Leadership is a core element of a workplace safety and health program. OSHA is inviting employers to accelerate your program and show your commitment by taking the 3 in 30 Challenge! Here's how you do it:

Take 3 actions in 30 days . There are lots of ways to accelerate your program! Choose from our list or select actions that work best for you.

Share in your workplace . It’s vital that your employees see your commitment to safety! List your 3 actions and share on social media or post in the workplace.

Accept your challenge coin . When you have completed your 3 actions in 30 days, download your virtual challenge coin .

Silica Resource Guide
for Contractors

The recently implemented OSHA silica standards for construction and general industry have created many questions for contractors faced with implementing practical solutions to ensure compliance.

Contractors and employers face many challenges in their day-to-day work environments. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to compliance and it often requires significant investments of time and money. Nevertheless, safety professionals’ efforts are worthwhile and necessary. We protect workers and the bottom line while reducing risk across the full operation.

The Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) developed this resource guide to help contractors currently grappling with questions and confusion. The guide pulls together critical questions with short answers and resources for more detailed information.

Overview of Upcoming Courses
This 1-day course covers how to develop a bloodborne pathogens exposure plan for healthcare facilities using a step-by-step approach, including an introduction to the bloodborne pathogens standard, the exposure control plan, exposure determination, methods of control, vaccinations and evaluations, training and information and record keeping.
This 3-day course is designed to enable students to recognize, evaluate, prevent and abate safety and health hazards associated with confined space entry. Technical topics include the recognition of confined space hazards, basic information about instrumentation used to evaluate atmospheric hazards and ventilation techniques. This course features practice with permit entry classification and program evaluation.
The 40-Hour HAZWOPER 5-day course is designed to ensure awareness and promote safety among employees who may be exposed to chemical hazards in their workplace. The objective is to ensure that employees operate in the safest possible manner in situations where contact with potentially hazardous materials is likely. The course provides students with written and hands-on instruction in hazardous waste operations and emergency response.
This 3-day course will concentrate on how inspections are conducted and how information is used to improve safety and health. Learn the most common safety inspection standards, tools and techniques and an organized approach to inspecting and auditing projects to insure OSHA compliance and injury prevention.
Prerequisites : A minimum of 5 years of safety experience OR completion of OSHA 510-OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry or OSHA 511-OSHA Standards for General Industry
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 what is required to establish, maintain and monitor a respiratory protection program, and includes terminology, OSHA standards, certification by NIOSH and recommended medical evaluation. The course incorporates hands-on experience with respirator selection, qualitative fit testing and the use of a large array of respiratory and support equipment for training.

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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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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)