OSHA Training Institute Education Center Announces 2018 Schedule of Safety Classes

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District has released its 2018 schedule of OSHA standards-based safety classes at locations throughout California, Nevada and Hawaii. Classes cover a wide range of safety training for construction, maritime and general industries, including OSHA Standards, Outreach Trainer courses and Cal/OSHA Standards. CLICK HERE for […]

OSHA Provides Hazard Prevention Resources for Wildfire Recovery Operations

In the aftermath of the recent major outbreak of wildfires in California, workers will be involved in a variety of response and recovery operations. Some operations, such as utility restoration, cleaning up spills of hazardous materials, and search and rescue, should only be conducted by workers who have the proper training, equipment and experience. Wildfires […]

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 […]

Many Workers Unaware of Potential Workplace Electrical Hazards

Electricity has long been recognized as a serious workplace hazard. OSHA’s electrical standards are designed to protect employees exposed to dangers such as electric shock, electrocution, fires and explosions. Engineers, electricians and other professionals work with electricity directly, while others, such as office workers and sales people, work with electricity indirectly but may also be […]

Safe Storage of Hazardous Materials is Essential to Worker Safety

The safe storage of hazardous materials is essential to any workplace safety program in order to prevent injuries, fires and other hazardous conditions. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard requires employers to inform workers about the hazards of chemicals they come in contact with through Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and appropriate labels.  Information about the identities and […]