OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Spotlights Training Curriculum to Reduce Most Frequent OSHA Violations

Upcoming Courses Focus on Helping Employers and Workers Recognize Hazards Associated with OSHA’s 2013 Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards

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Julia Dozier, District Executive Director of Economic Development and Contract Education, Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, OSHA Training Center

Julia Dozier, District Executive Director of Economic Development and Contract Education

Our primary objective is to provide occupational safety and health training to help eliminate or greatly reduce the risks associated with common and preventable workplace hazards.

Dublin, CA (PRWEB) February 21, 2014

The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District, the only authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Center in Northern California, is spotlighting upcoming occupational safety and health courses designed to draw attention to hazards associated with OSHA’s most frequently cited standards. The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration publishes its annual Top Ten list of the most frequently cited standards following inspections of worksites to alert employers and workers to be proactive in identifying and correcting the most common workplace hazards.

“Far too many preventable injuries and illnesses occur in the workplace,” says Julia Dozier, Director of the OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. “While the OSHA Training Center curriculum is designed to help employers maintain full compliance with OSHA regulations, our primary objective is to provide occupational safety and health training to help eliminate or greatly reduce the risks associated with common and preventable workplace hazards.”

The Top 10 list of most frequently cited standards and number of violations resulting from inspections of worksites by federal OSHA for Fiscal 2013 (Oct. 1, 2012 to Sept. 30, 2013) includes:

1.    Fall Protection (8,241)
2.    Hazard Communication (6,156)
3.    Scaffolding (5,423)
4.    Respiratory Protection (3,879)
5.    Electrical, Wiring Methods (3,452)
6.    Powered Industrial Trucks (3,340)
7.    Ladders (3,311)
8.    Lockout/Tagout (3,254)
9.    Electrical, General Requirements (2,745)
10.    Machine Guarding (2,701)

Upcoming OSHA Training Center courses that address some of OSHA’s most frequently cited standards include:

The OSHA Training Center also offers OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry - OSHA 510, OSHA Standards for General Industry - OSHA 511 and a wide array of training programs that address not only OSHA’s Top 10 most frequent violations but also the full range of safety and health standards vital to a safe and healthy workplace.

About the OSHA Training Center                                                                                        

The OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District offers high quality Occupational Safety & Health Administration standards-based training for construction, maritime and general industry at its Center in Dublin, California, as well as locations throughout California, Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada and Guam. Programs offered include OSHA safety standards, Outreach Trainer courses, Cal/OSHA standards curriculum, environmental courses and customized onsite safety training. For more information, including a complete course schedule, visit http://www.osha4you.com or call (866) 936-OSHA (6742).