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Focus On… Safe + Sound Week

Safe + Sound Week Is On! Want to show your commitment to safety? Want to make a difference? Join us, the Southeastern OTI Education Center, and others across the county, for the inaugural Safe + Sound Week slated for June 12-18, 2017. Planning an event? Add it to the...

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Promposal. Muumuu. And a Crane Class.

Last week, my 15 year old daughter accepted a “promposal” and my husband is beside himself.  Her suitor is a bag boy at Harris Teeter, wears his pants up at his waist and drives a 1999 Ford Focus with an “I Heart Marching Band” bumper sticker—I’m thinking we need to...

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Have a “Made in NC” Easter

We have a saying around here that in NC, we make everything from tortilla chips to microchips, and one of my favorite activities is helping people discover all the amazing products that are made in North Carolina. With Easter around the corner, let’s focus on how to have a celebration that is made in North Carolina.

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How Values Drive Value

Food purchases have traditionally had three drivers: price, taste and convenience. Health and wellness, safety, social impact, experience and transparency have all arrived at the table, and are playing into customers’ perceptions and purchase intentions. Simply put, some customers—especially Millennials—are just as likely to buy a bag of chips from a company they perceive to be socially responsible, as they are to consider a competing brand that’s cheaper.

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Trainer Toolbox for March 2017

A collection of everything that's new for safety trainers! Included in this edition: 2016 Most Frequently Cited Serious Violations have been released   Fall Prevention Stand Down Materials for 2017 now available!   Reminder--Outreach Training Program Changes going...

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I’m Singin’ in the Rain!

But before I kick up my heels and pretend to be Gene Kelly, let me grab my umbrella and slip on my rain boots!  And, since I am a safety professional, you can bet your soggy socks that I’ll be avoiding complicated dance moves. No tap dancing or tangos—I’m playing it...

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Trainer Toolbox for January 2017

A collection of everything that’s new for safety trainers! Included in this edition: New Year, New OSHA Outreach Training Program Requirements and Procedures   Need more time to order Student Replacement Cards? Now you’ve got it!   Filing a complaint made easy as...

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