Protecting Workers from Falls a Top Priority
Employers can protect workers from falls through the use of guardrail systems, safety net systems, and personal fall protection systems; by adopting and enforcing safe work practices; and by providing the appropriate training. Whether conducting a hazard assessment or developing a comprehensive fall protection plan, thinking about fall hazards before the work begins will help the employer manage fall hazards and focus attention on prevention efforts. If personal fall protection systems are used, particular attention should be given to identifying attachment points and to ensuring that employees are trained in how to properly use and inspect the equipment.
The OSHA Training Center is offering OSHA 3115 – Fall Protection at the following locations in 2016:
- May 18-20 | Dublin, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
- July 26-28 | Henderson, Nevada (Las Vegas Area)
- October 3-5 | Sacramento, California
Excavation and Trenching Protection Saves Lives
Excavation and trenching are among the most hazardous construction operations. Cave-ins pose the greatest risk and are much more likely than other excavation-related accidents to result in worker fatalities. Other potential hazards include falls, falling loads, hazardous atmospheres and incidents involving mobile equipment. Trench collapses cause dozens of fatalities and hundreds of injuries each year.
Upcoming 2016 OSHA 3015 – Excavation, Trenching, and Soil Mechanics classes include:
- May 23-25 | Dublin, California (San Francisco Bay Area)
- July 20-22 | Sacramento, California
- September 19-21 | Bakersfield, California
Respiratory Protection Averts Deaths and Serious Illness
An estimated 5 million workers are required to wear respirators in 1.3 million workplaces throughout the United States. Respirators protect workers against insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors, and sprays. These hazards may cause cancer, lung impairment, diseases, or death. Compliance with the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard could avert hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses annually.
The OSHA Training Center is offering OSHA 2225 – Respiratory Protection on:
- May 24-27, 2016 | in Henderson, Nevada (Las Vegas Area)