OSHA Training News Update
August 19, 2020
OSHA Established Fall Prevention Campaign to Raise Fall Hazard Awareness in Construction
OSHA partnered with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) - Construction Sector in 2012 to establish a Fall Prevention Campaign. The primary goals of the campaign are to raise awareness among workers and employers about common fall hazards in construction, and how falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs can be prevented.

The 7th National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, which is scheduled for the week of September 14-18, 2020, is part of the Fall Prevention Campaign and serves as an opportunity to pause and re-focus on falls, which are one of the leading causes of death in construction.

OSHA has created a wide array of resources that employers and workers in the construction industry can draw on for their safety and health programs as well as for planning how they will participate in the National Safety Stand-Down by focusing on fall prevention. Materials include:

  • Fall Prevention Fact Sheet: English: (PDF), Spanish: (PDF), Polish: (PDF)
  • Fall Prevention Wallet Card: English (PDF). Spanish (PDF). Portuguese (PDF)
  • Fall Protection in Construction (PDF)
  • Protecting Roofing Workers (PDF)


The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is providing information and resources on fall hazard awareness each week to encourage participation in the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction during the week of September 14-18, 2020. Our goal is to help employers and workers develop and/or improve their safety and health programs to reduce or prevent fall fatalities and injuries.
Fast Facts: Falls in Construction
  • In 2018, there were 320 fatal falls to a lower level out of 1,008 construction fatalities (BLS).
 
  • For the ninth consecutive year, Fall Protection – General Requirements was #1 on OSHA’s Top Ten most frequently cited standards list for FY2019, with 6010 violations.

  • Also on OSHA’s 2019 Top Ten most frequently cited standards were #3 Scaffolding: 2,813; #6 Ladders: 2,345; and #8 Fall Protection – Training Requirements: 1,773.
Keep Trenches Safe for Workers
Trench collapses and cave-ins are a serious threat to workers, but they can be prevented. OSHA has issued an alert to remind employers that worker safety is a priority, and that OSHA offers resources to help protect workers, including 5 Things You Should Know to Stay Safe and Trenching and Excavation Safety.

The following safe work practices will help keep trenches safe for workers:

PREPARE a safe trench.
o  Provide safe entry and exit before starting work.
o  Keep materials at least 2 feet away from the edge.

PROTECT workers from a cave-in by using protective systems.
o  Sloping or benching trench walls, or
o  Shoring trench wall with supports, or
o  Shielding trench walls with trench boxes.

INSPECT the trench for hazards.
o  Look for standing water and other environmental hazards.
o  Never enter a trench unless it has been inspected and approved by the competent person.

For more information on trench hazards, visit OSHA’s Trenching and Excavation page.
OSHA 3015-Excavation, Trenching, and Soil Mechanics is being offered “in-person” at the following locations:

  • September 25-27, 2020 | Dublin CA
  • October 19-21, 2020 | Sacramento CA (Safety Center)

Please note: Class size is greatly reduced to prevent exposure to COVID-19, so early registration is strongly advisedClass schedules may be subject to change with little notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The OSHA Training Institute Education Center Offering "In-Person" Courses Following Strict Safety Guidelines
The OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is offering “in-person” courses following physical distancing and other strict safety guidelines. Class size is greatly reduced to prevent exposure to COVID-19, so early registration is strongly advised. Please note: Class schedules may change with little notice due to COVID-19 restrictions. Visit our website for a full schedule of “in-person” classes by location.
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September 21-24, 2020 Limited Space!

September 25-27, 2020 Friday - Saturday - Sunday
 
October 5-8, 2020 Limited Spaces Left!

October 13-16, 2020
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November 3-6, 2020

November 16-19, 2020 Limited Space!
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Interested in Becoming an OSHA Outreach Trainer in the Construction Industry?
Have you ever thought about becoming a safety trainer to help raise hazard awareness in the construction industry? As an OSHA Outreach Trainer, you would be promoting a safer working environment on construction job sites. Learning how to teach OSHA's 10-hour and 30-hour construction safety and health outreach courses would allow you to help employees and other interested groups recognize common construction hazards and learn how to reduce or eliminate them.

Eligibility to become an OSHA Construction Industry Outreach Trainer involves meeting specific experience and/or education criteria, and then successfully completing OSHA #510-OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry, followed by OSHA #500-Trainer Course for the Construction Industry. Successful completion of both courses allows you to become an Outreach Trainer, to conduct both 10-hour and 30-hour construction safety and health courses, and to issue student completion cards.

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center offers both OSHA #510 and OSHA #500 “in-person” at multiple locations throughout the fall:


  • October 31-November 8, 2020 | Dublin CA Weekends
  • November 2-5, 2020 | Santa Clara CA
  • December 7-10, 2020 | Redding CA


  • September 8-11, 2020 | Fresno CA
  • September 19-27, 2020 | Sacramento CA (Regional Builders Exchange) Weekends
  • September 22-25, 2020 | Las Vegas NV Limited Space
  • October 5-8, 2020 | Dublin CA Limited Space
  • November 3-6, 2020 | San Luis Obispo CA
  • More Dates

Please note: Class size is greatly reduced to prevent exposure to COVID-19, so early registration is strongly advisedClass schedules may be subject to change with little notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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 at our San Francisco Bay Area location as well as other locations in Northern, Central and Southern California, Nevada, Hawaii and Guam.

We are now scheduling "in-person" courses on a limited basis following physical distancing and other strict safety guidelines. Class size is greatly reduced to prevent exposure to COVID-19, so early registration is strongly advised. We are also continuing to offer online (live-video) OSHA courses. Visit our website for updated class information.

Our offices are currently closed, but we are available to respond to questions or concerns by phone at (866) 936-OSHA (6742) or by email at otc@clpccd.org

We are closely monitoring local, state and federal recommendations regarding COVID-19 to ensure the safety and health of our students and staff. Please refer to guidance from the CDC and OSHA for the most accurate, up-to-date information.