Fatigue Cost Calculator Shows Real Costs of Workplace Fatigue

How much is fatigue costing the workplace? The National Safety Council has teamed with Brigham and Women’s Hospital to develop an easy-to-use online tool that allows employers to receive a tailored estimate of how much worker fatigue is hurting their bottom line. The Fatigue Cost Calculator estimates how much of the burden can be avoided […]

OSHA’s Final Rule Protects Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

OSHA has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime. OSHA estimates that the rule will save over 600 […]

Hurricane Recovery Assistance Highlighted by the OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Disaster recovery assistance, financial aid resources, OSHA safety guidance and more featured on the U.S. Department of Labor website. Dublin, CA  September 2017 The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, the only authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center headquartered in Northern California, is highlighting an important U.S. Department of Labor resource for […]

Excavation and Trenching are High Hazard Operations

Trenching and excavation are widely recognized as among the most hazardous construction operations, resulting in an average of two deaths per month and hundreds of injuries each year due to trench collapses.   OSHA has addressed construction-related trenching and excavation hazards by developing specific safety standards for the construction industry, making the requirements easier to understand […]

OSHA Requires Safety Training for Federal Collateral Duty Personnel

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires federal agencies to provide training for collateral duty safety and health personnel and all members of certified occupational safety and health committees commensurate with the scope of their assigned responsibilities.  Since collateral assignments and committee appointments entail safety and health duties and responsibilities over and above their […]