Construction Contractors are urged to Promote Fall Prevention Awareness to Support OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down Week

The OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, the only OSHA authorized OTI Education Center headquartered in Northern California, is urging construction contractors to participate in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction during the week of May 6-10, 2019, by taking a break during the workday to reinforce […]

OSHA Provides Maritime Safety Resources and Solutions

The maritime industry encompasses the construction, repair and scrapping of vessels, as well as the movement of cargo and other materials. OSHA standards cover safety requirements at marine terminals and in longshoring and shipyard operations. There are many hazards associated with the maritime industry, including slips, trips and falls, machinery and equipment hazards, hazardous chemicals, […]

New Maximum OSHA Penalties

New Maximum OSHA Penalties (effective 1/23/2019) Type of Violation New Maximum Serious Other-Than-Serious Posting Requirements $13,260 per violation Willful or Repeated $132,598 per violation Failure to Abate $13,260 per day beyond the abatement date

New OSHA Compliance Assistance Products

The following are some of OSHA’s recently issued or updated compliance assistance products. Many publications with an OSHA publication number can be downloaded or ordered from the OSHA Publication page. They can also be ordered by telephone from the OSHA Publications Office at (202) 693-1888 or (800) 321-OSHA (6742). Booklets and Guidance Documents Cards Fact […]

OSHA Short Courses Offer Safety Fundamentals

OSHA offers short courses ranging from 4-8 hours in length to provide the fundamentals of safety on a variety of topics. Shorter courses give employers and workers an affordable and practical opportunity to learn key elements of occupational safety and health on specific subject matter that is relevant to their individual workplaces. Upcoming short courses […]