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Innovation Management Workshop

Is your organization in a rut when it comes to innovation? NC State’s Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) is hosting a virtual Innovation Management Workshop on April 13, 2021. Discover why innovation management is essential for business growth, uncover the types of...

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MESHage: In Memory of 2020

Wooo-hooo! 2020 is finally gone And not a moment too soon! To say it brought a few challenges Is like calling the sea a lagoon. Stores are out of Lysol wipes, Six feet is now the new rule. Toilet paper cannot be found, We wear masks and do virtual school. Alas, as we...

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Trainer Toolbox January 2021

Protecting Workers from COVID-19 Hazards Ventilation in the Workplace  OSHA Outreach Trainer Research Opportunity Winter Weather Hazards Changes to OSHA Guidelines in 2021  Trainer Portal Account Duplicates  Trainer Portal Tutorial    Protecting Workers from...

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Focus On: Youth Worker Safety

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the incidence rate for non-fatal injuries for workers, ages 16–19, was 110.3 per 10,000 and 99.3 per 10,000 for workers, ages 20–24 in 2018. Due to youth workers’ inexperience, young (16–24) workers have high rates of...

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Additive Manufacturing—Where to Start

Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing in an industrial setting, is a process by which material is selectively deposited on a build surface, layer by layer, to produce a 3-dimensional part. Although the technology emerged in the late 1980’s, researchers are still...

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Trainer Toolbox November 2020

Final Rule on Cranes and Derricks Used in Railroad Roadway Work OSHA and the Food and Drug Administration Checklist OSHA Signs Alliance with the North American Meat Institute  OSHA Outreach Trainer Contact Information Extension for OSHA Outreach Training Alternative...

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MESHage: Making the Sale

I was ready to do some BIG shopping last weekend. I walked confidently into the nearby home improvement warehouse, worked my way through lumber, flooring and paint to a veritable playground of refrigerators, dishwashers and ranges. Should I get the French door or...

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Twitter News

Join CISA Critical Manufacturing Sector on April 14 for the Critical Manufacturing Security Roundtable virtual webinar. The round table will address risks related to cybersecurity, natural hazards, , and more regarding supply chain. eventbrite.com/e/region-iv-cr…