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In the last MESHage, I boldly proclaimed my intention to earn a second MESH Certificate! So, here’s where I am so far—in October 2014, I completed the Core Course requirement and my first 30 hours of MESH credit by taking the OSHA #510 Standards for the Construction Industry. All 100 MESH hours must be earned within 5 years, so it’s time to get busy—I only have until October 2019 to earn the remaining 70 hours. The good news is that I have also taken the OSHA #500 Construction Outreach Trainer, so my total MESH credit is up to 60 hours.

Looking at options for the remaining 40 hours, I have discovered a lot of interesting stuff—some of which is free. For example, the North Carolina Department of Labor offers a veritable smorgasbord of webinars that I can take from the comfort of my office. I’m considering their Fall Protection class on November 21 for some timely reminders before I climb on the roof to string up my icicle lights! Check out their current schedule →


Holli Singleton

Holli SingletonHolli Singleton is the Assistant Director of Safety & Health Services at NC State Industry Expansion Solutions. In addition to managing the services offered by the Safety and Health Specialists, she develops and presents workplace safety and health education courses, conducts work site assessments and provides occupational safety and environmental assistance to employers throughout the southeastern region of the United States.