July 2016 Safety Spotlight

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous MaterialsOSHA’s general industry standards for hazardous materials handling covers a wide variety of hazardous materials, including flammable and combustible liquids, compressed gases, LP-gases and cryogenic liquids.  Hazardous materials and toxic substances pose many health hazards to workers.  OSHA requires that all workers with potential exposure to hazardous materials receive training in the proper handling and storage of hazardous and toxic substances.

Upcoming OSHA 2015 – Hazardous Materials classes include:

  • July 25-28 | Lakewood, CA
  • August 22-25 | San Francisco Bay Area – Dublin, CA
  • September 26-29 | Las Vegas, NV Area (Henderson)

Fall Protection

fall protectionFalls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry.  Now more than ever it is essential for employers with personnel who work at heights or near ground or wall openings to provide comprehensive fall protection.  Falls can be prevented and lives can be saved through three important and highly effective steps: Plan ahead to get the job done safely; Provide the right equipment; and Train everyone to use the equipment safely.

Upcoming OSHA 3115 – Fall Protection classes include:

  • July 26-28 | Las Vegas, NV Area (Henderson)
  • October 3-5 | Sacramento, CA

Bloodborne Pathogens

biohazard-bloodborne-pathogensThe CDC estimates that 5.6 million workers in the health care industry and related occupations are at risk of occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.  All occupational exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) places workers at risk for infection from bloodborne pathogens. OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard protects workers who can reasonably be anticipated to come into contact with blood or OPIM as a result of doing their job duties.

The OSHA Training Center is offering OSHA 7200 – Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control for Healthcare Facilities at the following location:

  • August 15 | Santa Rosa, CA

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