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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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Goats. Yoga. And Fall Prevention for Youth Workers.

On a mission to plan a family weekend adventure, I recently googled “things to do” and “events calendar” for a multitude of nearby towns and boroughs. Imagine my surprise when I came across an opportunity for an afternoon excursion to Chapel Hill where the whole...

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Focus On… Trenching and Excavation Safety

Dirt. It doesn’t necessarily seem dangerous. But did you know that one cubic yard of it, enough to half fill the bed of a full-size pickup truck, can weigh as much as a car? As result, excavation and trenching are classified among the most hazardous construction...

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Trainer Toolbox for May 2018

Federal OSHA launches “Find OSHA Outreach Trainer”   Optional topics to consider for your OSHA Outreach Training   Looking for an OSHA 10 or 30 Hour Outreach Class or Trainer? Search no more! FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach...

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Solving the Student Success Equation

Grants can be catalysts for implementing innovative student support strategies at your college or university. If you’re interested in how grant funding can advance your student support mission, we’ve highlighted a few funding opportunities for you.

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Focus On… the 2018 National Safety Stand-Down

According to OSHA, fatalities caused by falls from elevation accounted for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016. The National Safety Stand-Down aims to end these preventable fatalities and injuries through fall hazard awareness. During the 2018...

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