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Chabot-Las Positas Community College District's OSHA Training Center extends education to Guam

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

PLEASANTON, CA — Chabot-Las Positas Community College District has recently signed an agreement with the Guam Contractors Association Trades Academy (GTCA) to provide the island of Guam with OSHA certified training. The partnership will allow GCTA to teach the OSHA Training Center’s curriculum.

“We are excited to partner with the academy because employees will always need to be safeguarded from injury. This new partnership will save the lives of Guam employees and also create jobs on the island,” said Associate Director of the OSHA Training Center Larry Chesney.

As a United States territory in the western Pacific, Guam’s economy is largely supported by international tourism and U. S. military bases. Many federal contracts on the island require certified training of onsite personnel. The addition of the OSHA Training Center will provide necessary federally recognized training, and residents will have the opportunity to obtain certifications to teach classes at the academy.

Courses will provide the basics of workplace safety in general industry and construction. Additional industry-specific classes hosted by the OSHA Training Center will be available via the academy’s satellite classroom.

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District’s OSHA Training Center is one of eight new centers in the U.S. this year, and the only center to service Northern California.

About the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District’s OSHA Training Center
The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District operates the only OSHA Training Center in Northern California. Located in Pleasanton, the OSHA Training Center offers training services to both experienced and novice safety professionals. The training programs are taught by highly qualified instructors who provide up-to-date safety and health information, and instruction on the application of OSHA regulations. The OSHA Training Center offers a variety of core and trainer occupational safety courses. For more information about the OSHA Training Center, for a schedule of classes, or information about on-site classes at your location, visit www.osha4you.com, or call 866/936-OSHA.

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