Action Needed: SBCTC Receives New Grant from Federal OSHA

October 6, 2016 - The SBCTC is excited to announce that our proposal for a Susan Harwood Capacity Building Grant was approved by OSHA.  This funding supports our popular Safety and Health HUB and train-the-trainer classes.  Over the past 16 years the SBCTC has built and sustained a strong health and safety program that benefits affiliates, contractors and apprenticeship programs statewide.  The OSHA grant enables us to continue growing this program into the future.

This 2016-17 grant year we will develop a new training curriculum and train-the-trainer course on the critical topic of Silica Hazards.  Timing could not be better as implementation of the new federal silica standard brings changes to California regulations.  It is the perfect time to update your silica training program to assure union staff and workers are knowledgeable about the hazards and control strategies.

Our multi-craft training on topics such as Focus Four hazards, fall prevention, ergonomics, toxics in construction, hearing loss prevention and tailgate meetings that work has gained recognition for being high-quality, interactive and effective, putting the SBCTC on the map as a leader and resource in worker health and safety.  Few councils in the nation can claim such an accomplishment.  Once again, California leads the way in protecting the lives of union members and all construction workers with our newest training topic.

Action Needed by October 14

Please Respond To Our Training Needs Assessment Survey

Click this link to access the online questionnaire through Survey Monkey:


A few minutes of your time will help guide us in creating training that best fits your needs. We want to hear from everyone: union staff, contractors, apprenticeship coordinators/instructors.  Please share this request.

If you prefer to take the survey offline, you may request a hard copy be mailed to you or we can send a printable version via email.

Contact Project Coordinator Laura Boatman at [email protected] or call 916-443-3302 ext.133.


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