OSHA Training Update
November 11, 2020
Was Your Company Prepared for COVID-19?
The rapid and ongoing spread of COVID-19 has been a tragic demonstration of a serious lack of preparation for this pandemic. COVID-19’s unprecedented impact on businesses and workers has revealed the importance of being prepared to respond to the spread of a highly contagious illness in the workplace. Now more than ever it is essential for companies to develop a workplace pandemic preparedness plan in order to respond more effectively to the inevitable outbreak of future pandemic illnesses.

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering Pandemic Illness Preparedness to provide private businesses with an opportunity to enhance their awareness of risks, develop a workplace preparedness plan and set realistic strategies for responding to future pandemic illness events. Private business leaders and members of their management teams who may be integral to preparedness planning, including finance, security, safety and human resources, are encouraged to attend this online, live class via Zoom.

Key topics covered in our Pandemic Illness Preparedness class include:

  • Potential impact of a pandemic illness on business and community.
  • Critical elements of a preparedness plan.
  • Sound strategies for supporting continuity of business, community and family.
  • Strategies that can be used to control the spread of the virus.
  • Resources to support pandemic preparedness planning.

OSHA 7210-Pandemic Illness Preparedness is being offered live online via Zoom in 2 half-day segments, on November 23-24, 2020, from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm PST.

Lessons Learned: Frequently Cited Standards Related to OSHA COVID-19 Inspections
OSHA has issued guidance and a one-pager to help employers understand which standards are most frequently cited during coronavirus-related inspections. OSHA based these documents on data from citations issued, many of which were the result of complaints, referrals and fatalities in industries such as hospitals and healthcare, nursing homes and long-term care facilities, and meat/poultry processing plants.
The one-pager and guidance document provide available resources that address the most frequently cited standards, including Respiratory ProtectionRecording and Reporting Occupational Injuries and IllnessesPersonal Protective Equipment and the General Duty Clause.
For more information about COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and see OSHA’s COVID-19 webpage for the latest updates. 
Upcoming Schedule of Virtual Instructor-Led Training via Zoom
  • November 16-18, 2020 TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER!!

** This class is a hybrid mix of online (zoom) and in-person course delivery.
  • November 18-20, 2020

  • November 20, 2020
  • December 18, 2020

  • November 23-24, 2020

  • November 30-December 3, 2020

  • November 30-December 2, 2020

  • December 3, 4, 7 and 8, 2020

  • December 3, 2020

  • December 4, 2020

** This class is a hybrid mix of online (zoom) and in-person course delivery.
  • December 7-11, 2020

  • December 9, 2020

  • December 10, 2020

  • December 11, 2020

  • December 14-18 and December 21-23, 2020 *8 half-days

  • December 16, 2020

  • December 21-22, 2020

  • December 21-22, 2020
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).
Management Leads the Way to an Effective Safety and Health Program
Establishing a safety and health program in your workplace is one of the most effective ways of protecting your most valuable asset: your workers. Losing workers to injury or illness, even for a short time, can cause significant disruption and cost—to you as well as the workers and their families. It can also damage workplace morale, productivity, turnover, and reputation.

Safety and health programs foster a proactive approach to “finding and fixing” workplace hazards before they can cause injury or illness. Rather than reacting to an incident, management and workers collaborate to identify and solve issues before they occur. This collaboration builds trust, enhances communication, and often leads to other business improvements.

Management provides the leadership, vision, and resources needed to implement an effective safety and health program. Management leadership means that business owners, managers, and supervisors:

OSHA recommends beginning with a basic program with simple goals and grow from there. If you focus on achieving goals, monitoring performance and evaluating outcomes, your workplace can progress along the path to higher levels of safety and health achievement. Learn More

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center is offering a one-day OSHA 7500-Introduction to Safety and Health Management live, online class via Zoom on December 4, 2020. Learn More and Register Here
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 and Hawaii.
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).