Workers Breathe Easier with Effective Respiratory Protection

Respiratory hazards are an everyday occurrence at many job sites, yet respiratory protection is a commonly overlooked aspect of workplace safety.  Too often employers assume they are maintaining a safe work environment by simply making respirators available to their employees.  A truly effective respiratory protection program ensures the safety of all workers by incorporating respirators […]

Machine Guarding Safety Training Essential to Prevent Severe Injuries

Moving machine parts have the potential to cause severe workplace injuries, including crushed fingers or hands, amputations, burns and blindness. Safeguards are essential for protecting workers from these preventable injuries.  Any machine part, function or process with the potential for causing injury must be safeguarded using control methods that prevent employee contact with hazardous areas […]

Accident (Incident) Investigations Help Eliminate Hazards

OSHA strongly recommends that employers to investigate all incidents in which a worker is hurt, or close calls in which a worker might have been hurt if the circumstances had been different.  Investigating a worksite incident— a fatality, injury, illness, or close call— provides employers and workers the opportunity to identify hazards in their operations […]

Professional Certificate Programs Offer In-depth OSHA Safety Training

The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District offers Professional Safety certificates that take your career and your organization’s safety program to the next level. These courses provide real-world information that can be immediately applied in your organization and give you a broader level of safety expertise. Learn changing regulations, guidance documents and […]

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards in FY2016

The following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards by Federal OSHA in fiscal year 2016 (October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016): Fall protection, construction (6,906) Hazard communication standard, general industry (5,665) Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (3,900) Respiratory protection, general industry (3,573) Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (3,406) Powered industrial trucks, […]