OSHA Training Center Offers New Public Sector Safety and Health Certificate Program

The OSHA Training Center is now offering a new occupational safety and health certificate training program for public sector employees. Public Sector Safety and Health Fundamentals was recently launched by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration to promote occupational safety and health training for state and local government employees, including workers not covered by Federal OSHA.* Citing the significantly higher workplace injury rate among workers in state and local governments, the OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District regards this new training program for public sector employees as an important step forward in its mission to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses and fatalities.

Participants in the new program have the opportunity to earn either a Construction or General Industry Certificate, and can choose from a variety of courses, including occupational safety and health standards, safety and health management, accident investigation, evacuation and emergency planning and health hazard awareness. To earn a safety and health fundamentals certificate, participants must complete a minimum of seven courses, consisting of three required courses plus additional elective courses, totaling at least 68 hours of in-class training.

The OSHA Training Center offers both required and elective courses for the Public Sector Safety and Health Fundamentals Certificate Program. For a complete overview of the certificate program requirements, see Public Sector Certificate Program for Construction or Public Sector Certificate Program for General Industry.

Consult the CLPCCD OTC’s website for a current schedule of classes at www.osha4you.com. A partial schedule of upcoming courses required for each certificate program being offered by the OSHA Training Center at various locations throughout the region include:

Public Sector Certificate Program for Construction

OSHA 510 – OSHA Standards for Construction
January 7-10, 2014 | Sacramento, CA Safety Center
January 13-16, 2014 | Hawaii – Oahu Pacific Education Center
February 10-13, 2014 | San Francisco Bay Area – Dublin, CA
February 24-27, 2014 | Hawaii – Hilo Pacific Education Center

OSHA 7500 Introduction to Safety and Health Management
February 18, 2014 | Gateway Community College – Phoenix, AZ
April 1, 2014 | San Francisco Bay Area – Dublin, CA
November 10, 2014 | San Francisco Bay Area – Dublin, CA

OSHA 7505 Introduction to Accident Investigation
January 16, 2014 | San Francisco Bay Area – Dublin, CA
March 13, 2014 | Hawaii – Hilo Pacific Education Center
March 31, 2014 | San Francisco Bay Area – Dublin, CA

Public Sector Certificate Program for General Industry

OSHA 511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

  • January 27-30, 2014 | Hawaii – Hilo Pacific Education Center
  • February 3-6, 2014 | Hawaii – Oahu Pacific Education Center
  • February 18-21, 2014 | San Francisco Bay Area – Dublin, CA
  • April 21-24, 2014 | Sacramento, CA Safety Center

OSHA 7500 Introduction to Safety and Health Management

  • February 18, 2014 | Gateway Community College – Phoenix, AZ
  • April 1, 2014 | San Francisco Bay Area – Dublin, CA
  • November 10, 2014 | San Francisco Bay Area – Dublin, CA

OSHA 7505 Introduction to Accident Investigation

  • January 16, 2014 | San Francisco Bay Area – Dublin, CA
  • March 13, 2014 | Hawaii – Hilo Pacific Education Center
  • March 31, 2014 | San Francisco Bay Area – Dublin, CA

The OSHA Training Center also offers a wide range of elective courses for the public sector certificate program at various locations throughout the region, including:

and many others.

*Note: Twenty-two states and territories, including California, operate OSHA-approved workplace safety and health programs that cover state and local government employees.

Comments

  1. Rick Gamber says:

    Are online courses accepted?

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