Silica Resource Guide for Contractors

The recently implemented OSHA silica standards for construction and general industry have created many questions for contractors faced with implementing practical solutions to ensure compliance. Contractors and employers face many challenges in their day-to-day work environments. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to compliance and it often requires significant investments of time and money. Nevertheless, safety […]

Take 3 in 30 Challenge

Safe + Sound is a year-round campaign sponsored by OSHA to encourage every workplace to have a safety and health program. Management Leadership is a core element of a workplace safety and health program. OSHA is inviting employers to accelerate your program and show your commitment in your workplace by taking the 3 in 30 […]

Implementing Ergonomic Principles Reduces the Risk of Developing Musculoskeletal Disorders

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) affect the muscles, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments and tendons. Workers in many different industries and occupations can be exposed to risk factors at work, such as lifting heavy items, bending, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling heavy loads, working in awkward body postures and performing the same or similar tasks repetitively. Exposure to these […]

OSHA Sponsors Young Worker Safety Campaign

OSHA is partnering with worker safety organizations on #MySafeSummerJob, a social media campaign to educate young workers about their rights in the workplace, how to speak up about dangerous work conditions and how to protect themselves on the job. Safe work is rewarding work. Employers have the responsibility to provide a safe workplace and must follow all […]

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 […]