At Creation World Safety, we understand the importance of maintaining a clean, hazard free work environment for both you and your employees. Your concerns are of the utmost importance to us, which is why we have provided a list of frequently asked questions and answers below. If you have a concern that cannot be answered through our FAQ’s, feel free to call us at 310-538-1297 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to assist you!
A: At Creation World Safety, we provide safety consultation services and audits for business and companies throughout the United States. We also offer a wide variety of safety certification training courses to ensure that your workplace complies with all safety regulations and protocols.
A: We offer an extensive catalogue of corporate safety training courses that range from HAZWOPER hazardous materials training to basic CPR and First Aid. You should choose the correct course based on the level of potential hazards at your workplace. No matter which course you choose, you can be sure that our highly-trained, experienced instructors will provide you with the best safety training possible.
A: Our headquarters are conveniently located in Torrance, CA, right off the I-405 and I-110 Junction. Our building is directly next to the University of Redlands Torrance campus.
A: We are available to speak with you Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm PST.
A: In 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War, 14,000 American soldiers were killed in combat. This number matched the number of workers killed in American workplaces. That same year, 46,000 soldiers were wounded in combat; but, in sharp contrast, the American workplace had caused 2 ½ million disabling injuries to workers, 54 times that of injuries to soldiers in Vietnam. This statistic was among the many statistics and realizations that compelled the US Government to create the Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) Act, a law whose primary goal is to reduce workplace hazards, and create safety and health programs for employers and their employees. This law also led to the creation of the agency we know as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA.
OSHA was created by Congress in 1970, and is a Federal Agency under the Dept. of Labor, to oversee the safety and health of workplaces in America. To accomplish this, OSHA has created standards by which employers must comply, to provide a safe and healthful work environment for employees, and those who may enter the work environment. In May 1971, the first OSHA standards were adopted to provide a baseline for safety and health protection in the American workplace. Since then, workplace fatalities have been cut by 62%, and occupational injuries and illness rates have declined by 40%. At the same time, US employment rates have doubled from 56 million workers at 3.5 million worksites, to 115 million workers at nearly 7 million worksites (osha.gov/as/opa/osha35yearmilestones.html).
Although OSHA is a federal agency, many states, and some territories under US jurisdiction, have their own state-run occupational safety and health divisions. These state-run programs, to be approved, must be at least as stringent as federal OSHA, and in many cases, the state program is even more stringent; such is the case with Cal-OSHA, California’s safety and health division, which contains all of the federal standards as part of their program, in addition to state-required standards, such as heat stress & window washing, that have no comparable federal standard. In situations where there is no existing OSHA (federal) standard for a hazard, the General Duty Clause, Section 5 (a) (1) of the OSH Act states that employers are required to provide their employees with a place of employment that “is free from recognizable hazards that are causing, or are likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.”
Just as OSHA has benefitted the safety and health of the worker, employers have benefitted as well. Not only are employers able to be the providers of safe and healthful work environments, but they benefit from getting better quality of work from the people that work in their facilities, having lower employee turnover, fewer workers out on leave due to injuries and illness, lower insurance premiums, and reduced direct and indirect costs due to having fewer workplace accidents and incidents (Just having active safety programs reduces workplace accidents by 30%).
Having a workplace where employees are trained in OSHA standards, and where employers observe and comply with those standards, ensures the safety and health of all concerned, and also ensures that that workplace is one that is safe, healthy, and happy.
A: OSHA stands for Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 are general awareness courses for entry-level workers to recognize and prevent hazards in general industries and construction environments.
A: Some courses have no expiration such as the OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 courses, while others may expire in 1 or 2 years depending on the course. Contact us to find out if you need to be re-trained.
A: The length of training for each course truly depends on the course itself. Training can be completed for some courses in a matter of a few hours, while others may take anywhere from 1-5 business days to complete.
If you did not find the answer to your question above, please call us directly and our team of friendly professionals would be happy to help you! We look forward to making your work environment a safer place!