Colorado OSHA Training

Having an OSHA card is an asset to those working in any industry, from the medical field to theme parks, to manual labor and construction. Even if it's not required for your current employment, for a low cost it is beneficial for you to have OSHA hazard recognition training on your resume for jobs in and outside the state of Colorado. Without a separate state program for the safety and health of workers, Colorado businesses fall under federal OSHA jurisdiction and must follow their guidelines.

Online OSHA training has made it easier for workers to get training fast and efficiently. While classroom courses are offered throughout the state, online OSHA hazard recognition training guarantees high-quality, interactive education for every student, with downloadable lesson reviews, course trainer access, and 24/7 live customer support. These courses are offered through the University of California San Diego Extension International Safety Education Institute and American Safety Council and can be completed on your time, stopped and resumed as often as you want. Choose from the courses below to learn more about OSHA training available for your area.

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Colorado OSHA Courses Online

Colorado Trends

The state of Colorado has an independent OSHA Consultation Program run by Colorado State University. This organization provides assistance to employers in identifying and correcting specific hazards, establishing or improving effective safety and health programs, and training and educating employers and employees. The consultation is free, no penalties are assessed, and nothing is reported to OSHA. For more information on this program, visit their website: http://www.bernardino.colostate.edu/public/

The leading cause of workplace fatalities in Colorado in 2011 was related to transportation, warehousing, and material moving. Though there can be many causes for this type of tragedy, one of the most common and easily preventable is a backover, when a vehicle is backing up and strikes a worker behind the vehicle. Nationwide, more than 70 workers were killed in this manner in 2011. For more information and ways to prevent backovers, OSHA has set up a site dealing with the issue: http://www.osha.gov/doc/topics/backover/index.html

For more details on illnesses and injuries related to the workplace, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has reports online. You can find them here: http://www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/topics.aspx?q=Injury_Surveillance_Data

OSHA Guidelines

OSHA's purpose is to provide safe conditions for workers. This includes very broad and general regulations that must be followed by nearly all businesses, as well as more detailed standards for specific industries, from construction to cosmetology and beyond. Receiving OSHA training has benefits beyond meeting requirements and keeping employees safe. It leads to healthier employees with more ease of mind, which increases productivity. It increases morale, which reduces turnover and the need for time and resources spent on recruiting and training replacements. And it lessens time away from the job by productive workers due to injury and illness. This is all in addition to helping protect you from retribution by OSHA, who can levy heavy fines for not following the standards presented in the courses.

Currently, the most cited standard, and also the one receiving the highest penalties, is for fall prevention in construction. Falls are one of the most common causes of serious work-related injuries and deaths, and OSHA has many guidelines for helping to prevent them. For more information on this dangerous but preventable problem, see OSHA's center on Fall Protection: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/fallprotection/index.html

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