Circa 1932-Lunch Atop a Skyscraper
1905 Shipbuilding Welder
Circa 1910-Log Pond
Cotton Mill 1909 Courtesy of Smithsonian
Circa 1920-Dipper

COVID 19 - New Law AB 2043 - Effective 10/1/2020

AB 2043 goes into effect immediately as an 'urgency' bill.  Aimed ostensibly at agriculture, it requires COVID 19 training/information be provided to employees as a matter of law.  Agriculture in this context covers those working on the farm, but also any workers who cut, process, dry, etc. product that is meant for consumption.  Additionally, the law requires Cal-OSHA to disseminate information making it available to employers and employees, based on guidance documents, including, but not limited to Guidance on COVID 19 Prevention for Agricultural Employers and Employees.  Other text in the law, does seem to leave it open for extending some of this enforcement into other industries.  We will be covering the evolving regulations related to COVID 19 in an informal seminar on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 12pm.  You can register at Class Registration. 

COVID 19 - New Law AB 685 - Effective 1/1/2021

As of September 17, 2020 a new statute has been added to the Labor Code in response (in part) to COVID 19. This law goes into effect January 1, 2021.  Though it is not in Title 8 (Cal-OSHA safety rules), it will have a far reaching impact on employers through Cal-OSHA.  The rule deals with employee notifications, including notification of hazards and exposures, but also gives Cal-OSHA expanded powers in enforcement. 
 
NCSC is providing a luncheon seminar on the new law, as well as taking any questions employers may have on other compliance issues related to COVID 19. 
 

COVID 19 UPDATE

Humboldt County DHHS has allowed certain businesses to re-open with very clear caveats.  While essential services have continued, mask orders remain in place.  Masks must be worn when outside the home; 1) When social distancing of 6 feet cannot be done; 2) When entering a building (other than your own home), and we must still remain 6 feet apart.

What does this mean for training with NCSC?  The only walkin traffic will be by appointment, or when attending a scheduled training for which you are registered.  Training that supports essential services, in particular healthcare providers, was exempted from the Order with compliance with CDC, DHHS and AHA guidance.   NCSC will now be web streaming all but CPR and First Aid classes, and will gradually phase in training center-based classes that will be web-streamed for those who cannot attend in person.  We are slowly phasing in our regular CPR and First Aid classes, but with the above-referenced protocols, that will currently include:

  • All students wear masks
  • NCSC will provide breaks during class for the purpose of removing masks outside

  • Social distancing of 6 feet

    • We are fortunate that our new site can easily accommodate a class with distancing between students and manikins.

  • Metering and hand sanitzing as students enter the building (to maintain social distancing)

  • Equipment and class materials will not be shared

  • Frequent hand washing and/or sanitizing will be encouraged.

  • Some, more interactive portions of class will be modified to accommodate social distancing.

  • Gloves will be provided in class, as well as individual, sterilized pocket masks and practice valves as PPE to further protect students.

Students will be instructed on proper use of masks and gloves as part of training and appropriate cough etiquette.

We will continue to be here for your regulatory questions, safe work practice questions, and any program, plan or policy development you will need.  While many of you may be doing your spring cleaning at home, this is an excellent time to do some spring cleaning with safety programs, procedures and training.  At this time, we all are beginning to see how connected and dependent on eachother we all are.  We will come through this together - Be well, be safe!

Training Schedule

**Pre-registration is mandatory and is recommended to be completed at least 1 week in advance. Cancellations must be received prior to class to avoid penalties**

Date of Class Title Sign-up
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm COVID in the Workplace and New Law – AB 685 - Taking effect 1/1/2020!
Linda Kjesbu

AB 685, just signed into law, addresses notifications to employees on hazards or exposures in the workplace, but also will provide Cal-OSHA with more far reaching powers in enforcement.   While this will be the first 'law' directed at COVID 19 in the workplace, County and Cal-OSHA guidance continues to evolve and affect employers.  Join us for an indepth review of the new law, as well as bringing any of your questions on COVID 19 guidance and how it affects the workplace.   This is a web based seminar.  You must be able to see and hear the seminar, but do not need a web camera.  You will receive an email invitation to the seminar a day before.

$25.00
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm AHA BLS Provider CPR RENEWAL - 11/11
Linda Kjesbu

Course follows 2015 AHA Guidelines, including information on 2020 updates, and is intended for those RENEWING two-person rescuer, and includes barrier devices, bag-valve, AED and team rescue, choking and naloxone.  All participants will take a written and skills test.  ** To cut back on touch contact at the training facility, we are requesting students pay at the time of registration**

$45.00
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED - 11/16
Linda Kjesbu

AHA course for those requiring “basic” layperson or one-person rescuer CPR training. Course will follow new 2020 AHA Guidelines as they are available, and includes Adult/Child CPR and AED use, choking and naloxone. All students will perform CPR on manikins as part of successful course completion. Infant CPR may be requested in advance.  COVID 19 precautions as set forth by the County and CDC are strictly followed, and students are required to sanitize their hands on entering, and will be provided a fresh face mask when entering the classroom. 

$50.00
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm Basic First Aid - 11/16
Linda Kjesbu

This is the Basic First Aid course ideal for any industry or personal use.   Basic First Aid, as distinct from CPR, covers all basic, bodily injury and illness emergencies that may be encountered at work, as well as home-cuts and broken bones to seizures, falls and auto accidents; heat illness to cold emergencies.  COVID 19 precautions as set forth by the County and CDC are strictly followed, and students are required to sanitize their hands on entering, and will be provided a fresh face mask when entering the classroom. 

$35.00
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm HAZWOPER Annual Refresher-12/2
Sabrina Zink
Pre-requisite:  Completion of 40-hour course for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.  Employees with the 40 Hour HAZWOPER, must receive a minimum of 8 hours refresher training on an annual basis.  This course satisfies CCR Title 8 §5192 provisions.
 

Classes will be largely web based.  Details on the training medium will be sent out with registration forms.

$125.00
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm HAZWOPER Annual Refresher - 12/3
Sabrina Zink
Pre-requisite:  Completion of 40-hour course for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.  Employees with the 40 Hour HAZWOPER, must receive a minimum of 8 hours refresher training on an annual basis.  This course satisfies CCR Title 8 §5192 provisions.
 

Classes will be largely web based.  Details on the training medium will be sent out with registration forms.

$125.00
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm HAZWOPER Annual Refresher - 12/4
Sabrina Zink
Pre-requisite:  Completion of 40-hour course for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.  Employees with the 40 Hour HAZWOPER, must receive a minimum of 8 hours refresher training on an annual basis.  This course satisfies CCR Title 8 §5192 provisions.
 

Classes will be largely web based.  Details on the training medium will be sent out with registration forms.

$125.00
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm HAZWOPER Annual Refresher - 12/10
Sabrina Zink
Pre-requisite:  Completion of 40-hour course for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.  Employees with the 40 Hour HAZWOPER, must receive a minimum of 8 hours refresher training on an annual basis.  This course satisfies CCR Title 8 §5192 provisions.
 

Classes will be largely web based.  Details on the training medium will be sent out with registration forms.

$125.00
Friday, December 11, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm HAZWOPER Annual Refresher - 12/11
Sabrina Zink
Pre-requisite:  Completion of 40-hour course for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.  Employees with the 40 Hour HAZWOPER, must receive a minimum of 8 hours refresher training on an annual basis.  This course satisfies CCR Title 8 §5192 provisions.
 

Classes will be largely web based.  Details on the training medium will be sent out with registration forms.

$125.00
Sunday, January 10, 2021 - 9:00am to 2:00pm AHA BLS Provider CPR INITIAL - 1/10
Linda Kjesbu

Follows new 2020 AHA Guidelines and is designed for a variety of healthcare professionals meeting requirements for courses such as EMT, RN, LVN.  Students will learn to recognize life threatening cardiac emergencies, and provide Adult/Child and Infant, 1-person r2-person and Team rescue CPR, using BVM and AED.  Participants take a written & skills test.  All County and CDC guidelines regarding COVID 19 precautions will be followed including non-sharing of equipment, masking and social distancing.

$65.00