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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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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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