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Focus On… UV and Heat Safety

In North Carolina, heat and humidity go together like biscuits and gravy. These intense conditions make people working outside more susceptible to heat-related illness and UV damage. Exposure to UV rays and extreme heat can have various negative impacts on your...

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Appreciating the Simple Things in Life

Her name is Margaret. We call her Maggie—a black lab mix adopted from the local shelter. Maggie is a simple dog which is what I love most about her because life is complicated.  Yesterday, in the waiting area at my daughter’s orthodontist, I overheard a conversation...

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Trainer Toolbox for July 2019

Outreach Training Records Retention Requirements Ask For Help. Suicide Prevention Resources The Importance of Being Prepared Before a Disaster Strikes  OSHA Needs Your Input on Possible Updates to the Lockout/Tagout Standard   Outreach Training Records Retention...

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Order in the House

A couple of months ago, my husband and I decided to renovate our kitchen. I’ve watched a lot of HGTV, so I know a thing or two about how to make this happen. All we needed to do was pick out the countertops, cabinets, hardware, sink, fixtures, appliances, flooring and...

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Focus On… Warm Weather Pests

The warmer weather is indicative of many things: afternoons by the pool, cookouts with family and friends and memorable vacations. The heat also brings animals out. Some critters are harmless, but others can be potentially deadly. Ticks, spiders and snakes are...

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Trainer Toolbox for May 2019

OSHA Wants Your Input On Powered Industrial Trucks Safe + Sound 2019 (July)  Make Sure You’re Prepared for a Radiation Emergency A Cautionary Tale: The Importance of Protecting Your Workplace from Hazards  Instructor Resource—PowerPoint Presentations   FOOTnotes...

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IES to Host May NCDBA Science and Technology Forum

NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) will host the North Carolina Defense Business Association (NCDBA) Science and Technology forum at the Wilson College of Textiles on May 9th from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Phil Williams, the chair of the Science and Technology...

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Twitter News

NC ranks #9 in Industry Week’s ranking of states have the most manufacturing headquarters. bit.ly/33OCXyi