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


Humboldt County DHHS has allowed certain businesses to re-open with very clear caveats.  While essential services have continued, as of May 8th some retail stores can reopen, but must mask employees, provide for decontamination of surfaces and only curbside pick up.  The mask Order remains 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?  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 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, June 10, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm Brown Bag Talk-COVID 19 in the Workplace - 6/10
Linda Kjesbu

Now offering quarterly ‘Brown Bag Lunch Talks’.  In this session we will discuss modes of transmission and the processes necessary to protect workers on the job, including proper mask use, and current best practices from CDC and Cal-OSHA.  WEB STREAMED.  STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL INVITATION.TO JOIN THE TALK.

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Harassment & Abusive Conduct-Supervisor - 6/12
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.   WEB STREAMED CLASS - STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL INVITATION IN ORDER TO JOIN THE CLASS.  MATERIALS WILL BE SENT VIA USPS OR EMAIL PRIOR TO CLASS.

Monday, June 15, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED - 6/15 - CLASS FULL
Linda Kjesbu

**CLASS FULL - PLEASE CONTACT NCSC TO BE PLACED ON THE WAIT LIST **  AHA course for those requiring “basic” layperson or one-person rescuer CPR training. Course follows 2015 AHA Guidelines, 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.  Please refer to the notice on the homepage regarding COVID 19 Protocols for CPR students.  Contact NCSC with any questions or concerns.

$50.00* Class is Full *
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm Basic First Aid - 6/15
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.  Please refer to homepage notice about COVID 19 Protocols for CPR and First Aid course students.  Contact NCSC with any questions or concerns.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:30am Harassment & Abusive Conduct - NON Superivsors - 6/17
Linda Kjesbu

Beginning 1/1/2019!  Pursuant to SB 1343, GC 12950.1 has been amended to require a minimum of one hour of training for all non-supervisorial employees on harassment based on sex, and the definition and prevention of abusive conduct.  New training deadline January 1, 2021.  NCSC will be offering classes throughout 2020 for those who didn’t catch the 2019 classes.  WEB STREAMED.  STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL INVITATION TO JOIN THE CLASS.  CLASS MATERIALS WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL AHEAD OF CLASS.

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 8:00am to 5:00pm Spring HAZWOPER Annual Refresher - 6/19 - Rescheduled!
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.  WEB STREAMED.  STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL INVITATION TO THE COURSE.  LINKS AND MATERIALS WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL PRIOR TO THE CLASS.

Friday, July 24, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm Reasonable Suspicion for Drug & Alcohol Testing - 7/24
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, receive training on recognition of alcohol misuse and controlled substances use.  WEB STREAMED.  STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL INVITATION TO THE CLASS.  CLASS MATERIALS WILL BE FORWARDED PRIOR TO CLASS VIA USPS OR EMAIL.