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Happy National Aerospace Week!

This week, NC State Industry Expansions (IES) joins the rest of the industry in showing our support for National Aerospace Week, an annual, week-long event that recognizes the immense contribution aerospace makes to America’s economy, global competitiveness and...

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Trainer Toolbox for September 2019

New OSHA Resources Offer Solution To Common Safety Hazards OSHA Publishes Webpage On Measles Prevention Cautionary Tale: Maine Roofing Contractor Fined and Indicted for Manslaughter After Workplace Fall OSHA Grantees Offer Online Training Programs on Fall Prevention...

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Focus On… Addiction in the Workplace

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million Americans adults battled a substance abuse disorder in 2017. 74% experienced an alcohol addiction, while 36% had an illicit drug addiction.  Addiction in the workplace can not only cause...

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You, My Friend, Are a Superhero

So you can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound, but you can probably spot unlabeled containers from 75 feet while confiscating an extension cord and explaining how to develop an action plan designed to ensure everyone is safe if that tall building has to be...

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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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