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Bringing Safety into Focus. 20/20.

It is 2020. I just got through worrying about rolling over from 1999 to “Y2K.” Remember the chaos that created? Stern warnings from techno geeks around the globe that desktop computers would not start up on January 1. Call me crazy, but I was more concerned about how...

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Trainer Toolbox for January 2020

Radiation Safety. Understanding OSHA Inspections. Protecting Workers’ Hearing. Revision to OSHA's Beryllium Standards.   Radiation Safety The negative health effects of long-term radiation exposure have been widely known. Radiation can cause damage to your DNA...

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Focus On…Practical Workplace Safety Apps

2020 sounds so futuristic and when you think about it, technology has come a long way from what it was 30 years ago. We have Amazon’s Alexa to help us control our home’s electronics, and touch screen tablets that were only figments of sci-fi imagination 30 years ago....

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Focus On… Fireplace & Chimney Safety

Santa won’t be able to come cascading down your chimney if it doesn’t meet proper safety standards. Sorry, those are the rules. Fortunately, you have time to make sure your fireplace is up to par before Saint Nick makes his annual run.  Fireplaces are wonderful; they...

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Planning the Magic. And Fast Passes.

We’re going to Disney! No, our family didn’t win the Super Bowl—our son is working there and we are taking full advantage of all the discounts and Fast Passes he can get for us. As a character at Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge, he’s paid to pretend that he is from another...

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Trainer Toolbox for November 2019

Electrical Safety Global Cold Chain Alliance Renews Commitment To Worker Safety  OSHAs Most Frequent Citations  Using Leading Indicators To Improve Safety and Health Outcomes Electrical Safety Although the number of electrical fatalities has been on a steady decline...

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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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Twitter News

Cataler North America Corporation, a major manufacturer of catalysts for automobiles and engines, is building a new manufacturing plant in Hickory, NC. Cataler will invest a minimum of $42 million in the project and create 151 jobs in the area. ow.ly/bCJE50y31Qb pic.twitter.com/ZRWWQXEZJ7