The OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District recently co-hosted a highly successful three-day safety training conference from February 25-27, 2014, in San Francisco. The Second Annual Pacific Coast Safety Fest, presented in partnership with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s Region 9 and the U.S. General Services Administration, featured 13 occupational safety and health training courses provided free of charge to support and enhance the improvement of workplace safety performance.

Over 300 certificates of completion were awarded to participants representing a variety of organizations who completed one or more of the following courses: Introduction to Safety and Health Management (OSHA #7500), OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Training for General Industry (OTC #108), Public Warehousing and Storage (OSHA #7005), Permit Required Confined Space Standard (OSHA #7300), HAZCOM & GHS (Globally Harmonized System), Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control for Healthcare Facilities (OSHA #7200), Introduction to Machinery and Machine Safeguarding (OSHA #7100), Evacuation and Emergency Planning (OSHA #7105), Introduction to Accident Investigation (OSHA #7505), Preventing Sprains, Strains and Repetitive Motion Injuries, Focus Four Hazards, Recordkeeping Rule Seminar (OSHA #7845), and Lockout/Tagout (OSHA #7115).

Safety Fest courses were taught by a select group of highly regarded instructors from the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, the U.S. General Services Administration, the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, and Region 9 OSHA Training Institute Education Centers, including the University of California San Diego Extension, Arizona State University, and the OSHA Training Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District.

Pacific Coast Safety Fest participants were enthusiastic regarding not only the quality of programs offered but also the opportunity to network with other professionals interested in supporting and improving safety and health in the workplace.