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



Weekly Safety Tips Brought to You by OSHA

Start your Mondays off right by learning something new! OSHA will post a safety tip every Monday on its homepage. The tip will be a brief description on how to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. Click the tip and you’ll be linked to additional information. Don’t miss out; check out past tips→


OSHA Clarifies Its Position on Incentive Programs and Drug Testing

OSHA clarifies that its stance on prohibiting employer retaliation against employees who report work-related injuries or illnesses does not hinder workplace safety incentive programs or post-incident drug testing. Read OSHA’s official statement→


Dig Safely! OSHA Trenching and Excavation Updates


As a response to a recent rise in trenching fatalities, OSHA has updated its National Emphasis Program (NEP) to increase Trenching and Excavation education and enforcement. In the future, trenching and excavations inspections will be recorded in the national reporting system. The NEP began Oct 1 and will continue education and prevention for three months. Make sure you’re informed, read more here. In addition, OSHA’s “5 Things You Should Know To Stay Safe” PSA calls attention to proven safety procedures that could help you remove hazards and avert worker injuries. Learn more on OSHA’s website, and sign up for our OSHA #3015 course to be educated on the new standards.


Tim KellyTim Kelly oversees program administration and compliance for the Southeastern OSHA Training Institute Education Center as well as other IES professional learning products. In addition to his numerous years of experience in program and federal grant management, Tim brings to IES his dedication to constituent service and providing a quality customer experience. Tim has a BA in Psychology from the State University of New York at Geneseo.