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COVID 19 Updating!

Alert!  Humboldt County Masking Order

Don’t get too excited…Indoor Masking has not been lifted yet!  It has come to our attention that folks, having read the press release from Humboldt and Del Norte counties, believe that ALL masking ends Monday the 8th.  Below is a lightly edited copy of the press release to make the new order a little clearer…read on!

Outdoor masking to be lifted November 8th, 2021. 

Indoor masking is NOT being lifted, until ALL the following occur:

  1. Consistently low and stable COVID-19 cases by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data tracker
  2. Consistently low and stable hospital impact of respiratory viruses including COVID-19
  3. Improved community protection with vaccination.

Counties are offering guidelines to inform the public WHEN they can EXPECT local masking orders to be removed

From DHHS Indoor Masking Order dated November 8, 2021

SUMMARY OF THIS ORDER This Order requires all individuals to wear face coverings when indoors in workplaces and public settings, with limited exemptions, and recommends that businesses and events make face coverings available to individuals entering these spaces.

NCSC will continue to require masking indoors in compliance with the County Public Health orders, as well as current Cal-OSHA ETS regulations.

ALERT! The Cal-OSHA Standards Board has voted - On June 17, 2021 the most recent revisions to the Emergency Temporary Standard on COVID are effective June 18, 2021, and were revised to align with CDC and CDPH guidance.   What are the big changes? 

-  No more social distancing, except in exceptional situations
-  If employees are fully vaccinated, they may go without masks
-  If employees are not vaccinated, they must wear masks provided by the employer
Employers must provide respirators if requested by an unvaccinated employee, or for employees working indoors or in vehcles with more than one person
-  Employers must document vaccination status, which can include self-attestation
-  No more partitions or barriers

There are of course more in the details, but those are the main points.  Members will receive a more detailed overview by email.  As the ETS goes into approval and enforcement, read the July Member Newsletter-Regulatory Journal, for more details on some of the grey areas, and what the new sub-committee will be looking at clarifying.

Stay healthy, get vaccinated! 

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
Thursday, December 2, 2021 - 8:00am to 5:00pm Annual HAZWOPER 8 Hr. 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 web based using the Cisco Webex platform.  If there is any change to the training medium, students will be notified.

$125.00
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 8:00am to 5:00pm Annual HAZWOPER 8 Hr. Refresher - 12/3 - CLASS FULL
Sabrina Zink
**CLASS FULL-PLEASE CONTACT NCSC TO BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST**  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 web based using the Cisco Webex platform.  If there is any change to the training medium, students will be notified.

$125.00* Class is Full *
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 8:00am to 5:00pm Annual HAZWOPER 8 Hr. Refresher - 12/8
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 HELD IN PERSON FOLLOWING ALL COVID PRECAUTIONS INCLUDING MASKING AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING.  IF YOU WILL REQUIRE OR PREFER ONLINE TRAINING, PLEASE INFORM NCSC.

$125.00
Friday, December 10, 2021 - 8:00am to 5:00pm Annual HAZWOPER 8 Hr. 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 web based using the Cisco Webex platform.  If there is any change to the training medium, students will be notified.

$125.00
Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 8:30am to 4:30pm AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED and First AId - 12/18
Linda Kjesbu

AHA course for those requiring one-person rescuer CPR training and Basic First Aid. Course follows AHA 2020 Guidelines, and includes Adult/Child CPR, choking and AED.  Skills test on manikins. Infant CPR may be requested.  Basic First Aid course, 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 Precautions enforced - Masking, non-sharing of equipment, hand sanitizing.

$85.00
Monday, December 20, 2021 - 9:00am to 5:00pm AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED and First AId - 12/20 - CLASS FULL
Linda Kjesbu

**CLASS FULL - PLEASE CONTACT NCSC TO BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST**  AHA course for those requiring one-person rescuer CPR training and Basic First Aid. Course follows AHA 2020 Guidelines, and includes Adult/Child CPR, choking and AED.  Skills test on manikins. Infant CPR may be requested.  Basic First Aid course, 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 Precautions enforced - Masking, non-sharing of equipment, hand sanitizing.

$85.00* Class is Full *
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Harassment Based on Sex & Abusive Conduct-Supervisors - 1/21/22
Linda Kjesbu

Pursuant to CA legislation (2/2005,1/1/15,1/1/18, 1/1/19) Supervisors must receive harassment and abusive conduct training every 2 years.  Changes – Employers of 5 or more must comply. GC §12950.1, training, in the required interactive format, includes practical examples about the prohibition against, and the prevention of, harassment based on sex, and abusive conduct, including appropriate investigative procedures and concepts.  *This is a web-based course using the Webex platform.  You will need to be able to hear and see the course, as well as communicate either through the chat by typing or with the use of a mic.

$50.00
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 8:30am to 5:00pm AHA Pediatric First Aid and CPR/AED for DHHS/ECE Licensing - 1/22/22
Linda Kjesbu

AHA course for those requiring “pediatric” CPR and first aid training. This is the course required by DHHS licensing for daycare and preschool providers. Course follows 2020 AHA Guidelines, and includes Pediatric CPR, choking and AED overview, as well as pediatric first aid emergencies, including CA required training on respiratory emergencies. Further, CA requires this class to be a full 8 hours.  Please plan on being here through the posted end time for the course. All students will perform CPR on manikins as part of successful course completion.  **COVID PRECAUTIONS ARE ENFORCED - MASKING, NO SHARING, SOCIAL DISTANCE.

$100.00
Friday, January 28, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Reasonable Suspicion for Drug & Alcohol Testing-For Supervisors - 1/28/22
Linda Kjesbu

Pursuant to 49 CFR §382, and following OSHA’s requirements for employer’s complying with the Drug-Free Workplace Act - Employers must ensure that those who need to determine whether reasonable suspicion exists to drug test, receive training on recognition of alcohol misuse and controlled substances use.  *This is a web-based course using the Webex platform.  You will need to be able to hear and see the course, as well as communicate either through the chat by typing or with the use of a mic.

$65.00