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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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What the Heck is a Spring Chicken Anyway?

While I’m not certain what a spring chicken is, it seems I am not one anymore. In fact, I recently read an article and discovered I am technically considered a member of the “older worker” demographic. I suppose that explains the constant barrage of AARP mailings and...

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Trainer Toolbox for March 2019

Lithium Battery Safety Controlling Silica  Protecting the Privacy of Workers Fall Safety  FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center.     Lithium Battery...

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Satisfy your annual OSHA-mandated HAZWOPER refresher training requirement online with Southeastern OSHA Training Institute Education Center’s on-demand, online 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher ies.ncsu.edu/courses/8-hour…