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How to Conduct Needs Assessment Part 2: PEST Analysis

What is PEST Analysis? Are you a business looking to improve your performance, efficiency or profitability? Is something holding you back? Not sure what it is? Don’t know where to start? In our last blog “How to conduct needs assessment: what is it and why do it?”, we...

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Clear Out. Restock. Let’s Plan A Resolution Together

Well, we got the kids officially back to school and not a minute too soon! The retail space that just last week was filled with binders, book bags and blunt-tipped scissors has been cleared and re-stocked in record time. After all, December 25 is right around the...

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Focus On… Respirable Crystalline Silica

Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in the earth’s crust and is found in most building materials like stone, sand, concrete and mortar. When it is agitated by activities such as grinding, sawing, drilling, sandblasting, etc., it becomes respirable crystalline...

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Trainer Toolbox for September 2018

Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction FAQs  OSHA’s Redesigned Enforcement Webpage   Southeastern OTI Education Center’s New Trainer Portal Launched  FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the...

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Focus On… Hurricane Season

Get ready, hurricane season is here and it’s supposed to be a rough one! June 1 marked the first day of hurricane season, and as you prepare for summer activities, it’s highly advised that you also prepare for severe weather. It sounds like a buzzkill, but the...

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Heat. Humidity. Havoc. And Hazardous Waste

For. The. Love. It has been hotter than proverbial Hades in my part of the world and don’t tell me “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” Whatever it is–it’s wreaking havoc and, to quote Jane Austen, I have been in a “continuous state of inelegance!” Not to suggest...

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Trainer Toolbox for July 2018

OSHA has released its most cited serious violations   See OSHA’s Quick Takes for June!   Ever wondered what are OSHA’s Top 5 Most Popular Videos? FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern...

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Twitter News

#DidYouKnow: Nearly 59% of U.S. small and medium-sized businesses do not have a contingency plan that outlines procedures for responding to and reporting data breach losses #CyberAware #NCSAM @DHSgov pic.twitter.com/w2DVqfCWRO