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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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Focus On: Winter Weather Safety

Winter weather is fast approaching and although North Carolina winters are often mild, you don’t want to be caught unprepared when freezing temperatures hit. According to U.S. climate data, the average low temperature of a North Carolina winter is 30 degrees. Below...

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IoT Devices and Cybersecurity

You may be asking, what is IoT? IoT stands for the Internet of Things, which in simple terms, is a broad descriptor for the various connected devices (things) that are tied to your network. The number of IoT devices, such as smart devices or sensors that can connect...

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Preparing for Cybersecurity Requirements

Have you seen cybersecurity requirements listed in contracts for work within your supply chain or government contracts? If you are bidding for DoD or government contracts, you will find cybersecurity requirements listed in the DFAR or FAR regulations; in the near...

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Trainer Toolbox September 2020

  Final Beryllium Standard for General Industry Protect Workers from Heat Exposure Meat Packing Worker Safety  COVID-19 Safety Facts  Delayed Fall Protection Stand-down (September 14–18) Virtual Training Best Practices   Final Beryllium Standard for General...

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MESHage: Daisy—Our Pandemic Puppy

It seemed like a great idea. Everyone would be home to help, so we got a COVID puppy. She’s the perfect little mutt—based on what we were told, her bloodlines officially include poodle, golden retriever, cocker spaniel and “there ain’t no tellin’ what else might be in...

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Focus On: The Evolution of Workplace Safety

To many people, Labor Day is a day to mark the “unofficial end of summer” with trips to the beach, cookouts or discount shopping. The real meaning of Labor Day, however, is to recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers. It also marks the...

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