How to Become an OSHA Outreach Trainer

OSHA authorizes Outreach Trainers to conduct occupational safety and health awareness training through the OSHA Outreach Training Program.  Individuals who meet the course prerequisites and complete a four-day OSHA trainer course receive a certificate of completion and an authorized Outreach Trainer card.  Upon successful completion of the different trainer courses, Outreach Trainers are authorized to […]

OSHA Training Center Co-hosts Successful 2014 Pacific Coast Safety Fest

The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District recently co-hosted a highly successful three day safety training conference from February 25-27, 2014, in San Francisco. The Second Annual Pacific Coast Safety Fest, presented in partnership with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s Region 9 and the U.S. General Services Administration, featured 13 occupational […]

Safety Professionals Play a Vital Role in Reducing Scaffolding Hazards and Preventing Accidents

Scaffolds are an essential element at many worksites. An estimated 2.3 million construction workers, or 65 percent of the construction industry, work on scaffolds frequently. When the Occupational Safety & Health Administration revised its scaffolds standard in 1996, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) studies showed that 25 percent of workers injured in scaffold accidents had […]

The OSHA Training Center Issues a Challenge to Construction Industry Employers to Raise Hazard Awareness

The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, responding to the alarming statistics related to accidents and citations at construction work sites, has issued a safety challenge to all construction industry employers to focus on raising employees’ awareness of potential hazards at their work sites. 775 construction worker fatalities were reported in 2012, […]

Accident Investigations Help Safeguard Employees and Protect Organizations

Thousands of workplace accidents occur in the US every day, usually caused by the failure of people or equipment and materials not functioning as expected. Accident investigations determine not only what happened, but also how and why. By using the information gained through an investigation, a similar or perhaps more serious accident may be prevented. […]