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August 25, 2021
The Industrial Hygiene Factor: The Most Overlooked Variable in OSH Risk Management
by Dick Monod de Froideville, I.H., MPA
Dick Monod de Froideville
Dick Monod de Froideville retired from the California Division of Occupational Safety & Health (Cal/OSHA) after 33 years in both the Enforcement and Consultation Units. His Cal/OSHA experience covered a wide range of responsibilities, including conducting safety inspections, surveys and investigations; consulting with employer and labor groups, government agencies and the general public regarding occupational safety and health issues; and providing OJT and outreach training. Dick has provided training on a variety of topics for the OSHA Training Institute Education Center for many years, including sharing his expertise on Industrial Hygiene. Learn More

Get Ready for National Preparedness Month
National Preparedness Month is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”
Each week in September, the campaign will focus on a different aspect of preparedness for individuals, families and communities.
Week 1 September 1-4: Make A Plan
Talk to friends and family about communication before, during and after a disaster. 
Week 2 September 5-11: Build A Kit
Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster. 
Week 3 September 12-18: Low-Cost, No-Cost Preparedness
Limit the impacts of disasters. Know the risk of disasters in your area.
Week 4 September 19-25: Teach Youth About Preparedness
Talk to your kids about preparing for emergencies and what to do if you are separated.

National Preparedness Month is sponsored by Ready. Launched in February 2003, Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. Learn More
In-Person Classes: Physical distancing and other safety guidelines are followed in all In-Person classes, and class sizes are reduced.
In Region IX OSHA numbered Virtual, Instructor-Led classes offered via Zoom are only available to participants located in California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa and the Northern Mariana Islands. Contact us if you are unsure if this applies to you.

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center offers a range of books and learning tools, including:

~ 29 CFR1910 General Industry Standards
~ 29 CFR1926 Construction Industry Standards
~ Fall Protection: Complete OSHA Regulations

Our Online OSHA Training Portal offers 10-Hour and 30-Hour Construction and 10-Hour General Industry classes, allowing you to take these classes at your own pace at your location. Get your OSHA 30-HR or 10-HR card with these 100% online classes that are OSHA-Authorized and valid nationwide for Construction and General Industry. Visit our OSHA Training Portal.

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center Catalog features information on our training programs, including overviews and class descriptions, enrollment policies and course delivery options.