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A collection of everything that’s new for safety trainers! Included in this edition:


FOOTnotesFOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center.



Don’t let the heat stress you out, stay cool!

Do you know the symptoms of heat exhaustion or what it takes to prevent a heat stroke? With the temperatures rising outside, it is important we keep body temperatures from rising to dangerously high levels, especially when working outside. The key is staying hydrated and out of the sun as much as possible. When working outside, it’s hard to stay out of the sun so it is important to take breaks in the shade. There are a lot of great resources that can be found on OSHA’s website. Here are a couple to get you started:

Tractor Talk Materials, now available en Español

Tractor Talks, materials developed for farm and agricultural work safety, are now available in Spanish! There are PowerPoints and handouts available for 12 different topics.  Checkout the Tractor Talks website for more information and free downloads.

May, it’s Electrical Safety Month!

National Electrical Safety Month is focused on reducing electrical hazards. There are great materials available for downloading on the Electrical Safety Foundation International website. More information about the campaign can be found on the website as well. We are also putting on an OSHA #3095 Electrical Standards class August 7-10, 2017 in Raleigh, NC. The class will cover electrical hazards, fundamentals of electricity and so much more. Register and join us!

Safety and Health Programs

Having a safety and health program in place at your company can make for a safer workplace. Setting one up or even just refining an existing one can be challenging and perhaps even overwhelming. On OSHA’s website, there are recommended practices for safety and health programs and a step-by-step guide on how to set up a successful program. Read more about it!



Darija FranjicDarija Franjic works with current OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center to ensure they understand and comply with OSHA’s outreach training program requirements and procedures. She also assists trainers with reporting and processing OSHA 10-hr and 30-hr cards. In addition, Darija coordinates details for open enrollment and onsite OSHA courses.