OSHA Training Update
December 22, 2020
The staff and instructors of the
OSHA Training Institute Education Center wish you
a safe and happy holiday season!
 
We will be closed from
December 24, 2020, to January 4, 2021.
Online Registration will be available throughout the holidays.
OSHA Implements Inspection Program to Target Workplaces with Highest Injury and Illness Rates
The U.S. Department of Labor has announced that OSHA is updating its inspection program that directs agency enforcement resources to establishments with the highest rates of injuries and illnesses. This Instruction implements OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting (SST) inspection program for non-construction workplaces with 20 or more employees and is based on the data received from injury and illness information that employers submitted for CY 2017-2019.

This program helps OSHA achieve the goal of ensuring that employers provide safe and healthful workplaces by directing enforcement resources to those workplaces with the highest rates of injuries and illnesses. The new directive replaces Site-Specific Targeting 2016, and includes the following significant changes:

  • The creation of a new targeting category for establishments indicating consistent injury and illness rate increases over the three-year data collection period, and
  • Allows records-only inspections to occur when a compliance safety and health officer determines incorrect data led to an establishment’s inclusion in the program and ensures OSHA will conduct a full inspection only when the employer has an actual elevated injury and illness experience.

In addition to the SST program, OSHA implements both national and local emphasis programs to target high-risk hazards and industries. Learn more

Employers Must Protect Workers from Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances
Chemical hazards and toxic substances pose a wide range of health hazards (such as irritation, sensitization and carcinogenicity) and physical hazards (such as flammability, corrosion and explosibility). OSHA’s Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances webpage provides basic information about chemical hazards and toxic substances in the workplace and also includes relevant links to other pages with additional information about hazards and methods to control exposure in the workplace.

OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is designed to ensure that information about chemical and toxic substance hazards in the workplace and associated protective measures is disseminated to workers. Information about the identities and hazards of the chemicals must be available and understandable to workers.

Engineering and work practice controls must be the primary means to reduce employee exposure to toxic chemicals, where feasible. Respiratory protection is required to be used if engineering or work practice controls are infeasible or while engineering controls are being implemented.

Featured Classes
January 19-22, 2021 | VILT via Zoom
March 1-4, 2021 | VILT via Zoom
This 4-day course covers OSHA General Industry Standards for hazardous materials handling and integrates other national consensus standards relating to hazardous materials, including flammable and combustible liquids, compressed gases, LP-gases and cryogenic liquids. Related processes such as spraying and dipping are included, as well as electrical equipment. Upon course completion students will have the ability to assess compliance with OSHA hazardous materials standards, determine hazardous (classified) locations, and proper moving, storing and handling of hazardous materials. Class size is limited and open to participants located in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam or American Samoa only. REGISTER HERE
January 19-29, 2021 (8 half days) | VILT via Zoom
February 16-26, 2021 (8 half days) | VILT via Zoom
March 22-April 1, 2021 (8 half days) | VILT via Zoom
The Cal/OSHA 30-Hour outreach course covers specific California OSHA requirements as they apply to general industry and teaches safety awareness, which helps in recognizing and reducing the risks of job site hazards. This interactive training is an orientation and covers safety and health hazards workers may face on work sites, emphasizing hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention. Intended audience is supervisors or workers who have some safety responsibility. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will receive a 30-Hour Cal/OSHA General Industry Outreach course completion card.
NOTE: Many of these classes will be specific to AB 2799 Cannabis Industry requirements. Be sure to inquire when registering to confirm course content and focus. 
Class size is limited and open to participants located in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam or American Samoa only. REGISTER HERE
January 13-14, 2021 (2 half days) | VILT via Zoom
March 8-9, 2021 (2 half days) | VILT via Zoom
This 1-day introductory class, offered as a VILT via Zoom in 2 half-day segments, addresses the four core elements of an effective safety and health program with strategies and techniques that are critical to each element’s proper management. The class is designed for small employers, business owners or managers designated with the responsibility to develop and manage a firm’s safety and health program or system. Students develop a strong understanding of the benefits of a workplace safety and health management system. Class size is limited and open to participants located in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam or American Samoa only. REGISTER HERE

2021 Virtual Instructor-Led Training via Zoom
The following is a partial list of upcoming 2021 classes offered online in a live-video format via Zoom by the OSHA Training Institute Education Center:

  • January 11-15, 2021 Limited Space!
  • February 16-19, 2021
  • March 9-12, 2021

  • January 13-14, 2021 2 HALF-DAYS
  • March 8-9, 2021 2 HALF-DAYS

  • January 19-22, 2021
  • March 1-4, 2021

  • January 19-29, 2021 (8 half days)
  • February 16-26, 2021 (8 half days)
  • March 22-April 1, 2021 (8 half days)

  • January 20-22, 2021

  • January 22, 2021
  • February 26, 2021
  • March 26, 2021
IMPORTANT: The OSHA numbered live, online video-based classes via Zoom are only available to participants located in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam or American Samoa.

No transfers or refunds can be honored fewer than 10 days prior to class.

For more information, contact us by email at otc@clpccd.org or call (866) 936-6742 (calls returned within 24 hours).
2021 In-Person Training
(Includes Hybrid of Zoom and In-Person)
The following is a partial list of upcoming 2021 in-person and hybrid classes offered by the OSHA Training Institute Education Center following strict safety and physical distancing guidelines. Please NOTE: Our in-person class schedule is subject to change based on future state or county orders to stay at home.

  • February 1-5, 2021 | Sacramento CA (Zoom/In-Person)

  • February 3-5, 2021 | Dublin CA-Zoom/In-Person Limited Space!

  • February 10-12, 2021 | Sacramento CA

  • March 20-28, 2021 | Dublin CA WEEKENDS

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center’s new Catalog is now available to download or request a copy by mail.

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 (Dublin) location as well as other locations in Northern, Central and Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii, Guam and American Samoa.
 
We are offering in-person OSHA courses on a limited basis following physical distancing and other strict safety guidelines. Class size is reduced to prevent exposure to COVID-19, so early registration is strongly advised. We are also offering live, online video-based OSHA courses. Visit our website for updated class information.
 
Our offices are currently closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but we are available to respond to inquiries by email at otc@clpccd.org or phone at (866) 936-OSHA (6742) (phone inquiries will be answered within 24 hours).