Safety Updates Webinar Series

This free monthly safety updates webinar series is presented by OSHA Authorized Trainer and ERC Course Director, Alba Vazquez. Each month focuses on a new safety topic and how to be compliant with Cal/OSHA.

Check back for new topics and register for each month to receive a link. This series will be hosted the first Friday of every month, unless noted otherwise.

If you would like to receive CEU’s after attending a live session, please email to receive a certificate.  You must attend at least 90% of the session to receive accreditation.

Topic: TBA | Date: June 7, 2024

Past Topics

May 3, 2024 – Identifying and Managing Asbestos

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify workers who require asbestos awareness training according to Cal/OSHA regulations.
  2. Understand the health effects of asbestos exposure.
  3. Recognize some of the locations and signs of damage for asbestos-containing materials (ACM) and presumed asbestos-containing materials (PACM).
  4. List the regulations that apply to asbestos hazards for California places of employment.

April 5, 2024 – Workplace Violence Prevention – The New 2024 Requirements

Learning objectives:

  1. Point out the difference between healthcare setting requirements for workplace violence and other types or organizations (new requirements for general industry)
  2. Enumerate requirements for the incident log
  3. List the new training requirements to be in place before July 2024
  4. Find resources for compliance

February 2, 2024 – Cracking the Code of the Top 10 Most Cited Safety Standards in the U.S.

Different list from California’s top 10 most cited!
Learning objectives:
  1. Identify the top 10 most cited safety standards in our Nation
  2. Review the differences between the Nation’s and California’s top 10 lists, and how you can use this information to improve safety within your organization
  3. Analyze the risks and hazards associated with non-compliance with each of these standards

January 12, 2024 – Top 10 Most Cited Safety Standards for California Organizations

Learning objectives:
  1. Identify the top 10 most cited safety standards in California organizations.
  2. Explain the reasons why these particular safety standards are frequently cited.
  3. Analyze the risks and hazards associated with non-compliance with each standard.

December 1, 2023- The Do’s & Don’t’s of Safety During the Holiday Season

Learning objectives:
  1. Understand the 2 most common non-compliance safety issues during this holiday season that can take place in any California organization.
  2. Discuss 3 different ways of dealing with COVID and other common flu-like illnesses at work.
  3. Plan for 2024 and prepare a safety training calendar and curriculum

November 3, 2023- Tips to Update Your Emergency Response at Work

Learning objectives
  1. Understand what is required in the California regulation regarding Emergency Action Plans
  2. Mention at least 3 things that are causing your employees to respond to an emergency the wrong way
  3. Describe at least 2 action items to improve your emergency response at work
  4. Identify elements of employee training

October 6, 2023- Safety Compliance Issues You Should Know About

Learning objectives:
  1. List at least 3 of the key Cal/OSHA requirements that safety consultants don’t want you to know
  2. Describe the top 5 safety issues that cause organizations to be out of compliance with OSHA laws
  3. The key to improving the safety culture of your Organization and getting both management commitment and employee involvement

September 1, 2023- How to Improve Safety with JSAs (Job Safety Analysis)

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the important of using tools such as JSA or JHAs to reduce the amount of injuries and illnesses at work
  2. Describe the steps when conducting a JSA or JHA
  3. Review resources to include current software, video tutorials, and others to improve your skills when conducting JSAs

August 4, 2023- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): The Overlooked Safety Issue

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe two of the most common safety violations related to PPE for California organizations
  2. Mention the new proposed rule by OSHA (published July 20th) regarding PPE and how to use this to improve your safety program
  3. Understand the required PPE certification form and why most employers fail to comply with this portion of the regulation

July 7, 2023- How to Avoid Cal/OSHA Fines in 2023

Learning objectives:
  1. Mention at least 3 different safety training topics that are usually overlooked by most organizations
  2. Describe the importance of training documentation and what it should include in case your organization is visited by Cal/OSHA
  3. Understand the importance of Cal/OSHA compliant safety training and the right way to do it.

June 2, 2023- Defensive Driving: The Safety Topic You Should Update For Your Organization!

Learning Objectives:
  1. Mention at least two different ways to update your defensive driving course or employee training program
  2. Describe at least 3 different defensive driving tactics and practices that should be included in your organization’s training sessions
  3. List 3 reasons for collisions on the road and how to improve your incident rate
  4. Find resources for defensive driving courses and more

May 5, 2023- Stress at Work: A Hazard Worth Mitigating

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss up-to-date statistics including fatality rates due to stress at work
  2. Enumerate work-related stressors that may be taking a toll on your employees and their home life
  3. Mention at least 3 practical solutions that you can implement to lower stress at work
  4. Provide a list of resources and discuss other possible solutions

April 7, 2023- News from Cal/OSHA: Safety Topics to Improve Compliance

Learning objectives:

  1. Mention 3 of the most recent Cal/OSHA updates and news for employers and organizations in California
  2. Get updates from Cal/OSHA on a regular basis and discuss tips for keeping updated and compliant according to your organization’s needs
  3. Discuss how to navigate the Cal/OSHA website and use consultation as a resource for compliance

March 3, 2023- How to Prepare a Workplace Violence Plan for Your Organization

Learning objectives:
  1. List the types of organizations in California that are mandated to have a Workplace Violence Plan in place
  2. Describe the elements of an anti-bullying policy and how it relates to your Workplace Violence Program
  3. Review the Cal/OSHA requirements for organizations regarding Workplace Violence policies and programs

February 3, 2023- Top Cal/OSHA Cited Safety Issues of 2022

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the 10 Top Most Cited safety issues in the workplace
  2. Review real life case scenarios to identify at least 3 practical solutions to improve safety compliance in your organization
  3. Enlist resources for the safety manager in order to prioritize and solve safety issues at their specific locations

January 6, 2023- Fire Prevention: The issues that will get you on fire!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn the most common mistakes made by organizations regarding their fire prevention programs
  2. Discuss the elements of a compliant Fire prevention program in California and where to get help/information
  3. Review 3 of the most important elements for fire prevention and make emphasis on how to train employees to respond in case of a fire
  4. Determine if hands-on training for portable fire extinguisher is required for California organizations and employers

December 2, 2022: What’s New Regarding the Bloodborne Pathogens Requirements in California

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of bloodborne pathogens training for all types of industries, and not just healthcare
  2. Enlist 3 of the changing technologies that will help you with your mandated annual Exposure Control Plan review
  3. Discuss the requirements for general industry in comparison to those (more extensive) within the healthcare community

November 4, 2022: Lock Out – Tag Out, Working Safely with Machinery and Equipment

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of the Lock Out – Tag Out (LOTO) safety regulation and the reason why it is one of the most cited safety standards in general and construction industries
  2. Review real-life examples of serious injuries suffered by workers due to the lack of specific LOTO procedures
  3. Reassess training programs for LOTO in order to provide effective training for “affected” and “authorized” employees and what this means in real practice

October 14, 2022: Injury and Illness Prevention Programs – Why is Cal/OSHA still citing so many organizations?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the top 3 citations for employers related to their Injury and Illness Prevention Program
  2. List two different methods to start implementing what Cal/OSHA calls “an effective” IIPP and avoid getting cited
  3. Discussing the “document request” and records you must have available today in case of an OSHA inspection

September 2, 2022: Emergency Preparedness: Is Your Facility Ready for an Emergency Disaster?

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the requirements of an Emergency Action Plan per current Cal/OSHA regulations
  2. Explain the importance of preparing for all types of emergencies that can occur at your places of employment and the tools to make your own list
  3. Understand the top 3 elements of emergency preparedness that will make a difference when responding to an emergency at work

August 5, 2022: Cal/OSHA and Temporary Workers – What your company should do when using staffing agencies or PEOs

Learning Objectives:
  1. Comprehend the difference between “dual employment” and “multi-employer situations under Cal/OSHA’s definitions and why it matters for purposes of citations and penalties
  2. Reviewing some of the most common types of injuries amongst temporary workers and what happens when a temporary worker gets hurt under your supervisor’s watch
  3. Understand who is responsible for training, providing PPE and recording on the OSHA logs when dealing with temporary workers
July 1, 2022: The falls that can end it all: Fall Prevention for Your Business
Learning Objectives:
  1. Mention two ways to recognize fall hazards at your fixed and non-fixed places of employment
  2. Review the portable Ladder safety and the Cal/OSHA training requirements
  3. Discuss requirements for passive and active fall protection systems


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