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Extension for Outreach Training Alternative Training Methods

OSHA has given an extension for Outreach Trainers to submit exception requests for alternative training methods for classes beginning by December 31, 2020. Please email us at for further information.  


Hurricane Preparedness and Response 

June 1 marked the first day of hurricane season. To prepare, OSHA maintains a Hurricane Preparedness and Response page containing safety tips and need-to-know information to keep you safe.


How to Correctly Wear a Respirator

Many North Carolinians will be back to work soon and many of these organizations may require you to wear a mask. OSHA maintains instructions on how to correctly wear a mask/respirator. By wearing a mask correctly, you can help limit the spread of COVID-19. 


8 Ways to Protect Meat Processing Workers from COVID-19

The meat packing industry in North Carolina has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic causing a concern over meat shortages. OSHA has published guidelines showing 8 ways meat processing plants can protect their workers


Construction Safety: Virtual Stand-Down

On April 20, 2020, OSHA held a virtual construction safety stand down. The virtual stand-down was led by Scott Earnest, Acting Director for the Office of Construction Safety and Health at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). A Q & A Panel was held addressing the struck-by vehicles accidents within construction. Watch virtual stand down now→


Shelby Kimes is a Marketing Content Writer in the marketing department for NC State Industrial Expansion Solutions. She writes marketing content for various IES and media platforms to communicate the services and values of IES. She also writes the marketing material needed to alert existing and/or potential clients of any updates within IES. She previously interned with the marketing department at Greenville Parks and Recreation in North Carolina. Shelby graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor’s in Sports Studies and a Minor in Marketing/Business Administration.