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, […]

Planning for Workplace Emergencies

An emergency action plan (EAP) is a written document to facilitate and organize employer and employee actions during workplace emergencies.  Almost every business is required to have an emergency action plan.  Well-developed emergency plans and proper employee training so that employees understand their roles and responsibilities within the plan will result in fewer and less […]

Industrial Hygiene Provides Line of Defense Against Workplace Injury and Illness

Industrial hygiene is the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling workplace conditions that may cause workers’ injury or illness. Environmental monitoring and analytical methods are used to detect the extent of worker exposure; then engineering, work practice controls and other methods are employed to control potential health hazards. Since workers in almost all industries […]