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  • Focus On… UV and Heat Safety

    In North Carolina, heat and humidity go together like biscuits and gravy. These intense conditions make people working outside more susceptible to heat-related illness and UV damage. Exposure to UV rays and extreme heat can have various negative impacts on your health. But, what exactly are UV rays and what makes them detrimental to your […]

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  • Appreciating the Simple Things in Life

    Her name is Margaret. We call her Maggie—a black lab mix adopted from the local shelter. Maggie is a simple dog which is what I love most about her because life is complicated.  Yesterday, in the waiting area at my daughter’s orthodontist, I overheard a conversation between two other moms. They were chatting about some […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox for July 2019

    Outreach Training Records Retention Requirements Ask For Help. Suicide Prevention Resources The Importance of Being Prepared Before a Disaster Strikes  OSHA Needs Your Input on Possible Updates to the Lockout/Tagout Standard   Outreach Training Records Retention Requirements It is important to remember that OSHA Outreach Training Program authorized trainers must retain OSHA Outreach Training Program […]

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  • Order in the House

    A couple of months ago, my husband and I decided to renovate our kitchen. I’ve watched a lot of HGTV, so I know a thing or two about how to make this happen. All we needed to do was pick out the countertops, cabinets, hardware, sink, fixtures, appliances, flooring and paint. Then, just like on […]

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  • Focus On… Warm Weather Pests

    The warmer weather is indicative of many things: afternoons by the pool, cookouts with family and friends and memorable vacations. The heat also brings animals out. Some critters are harmless, but others can be potentially deadly. Ticks, spiders and snakes are especially abundant in North Carolina. Ticks are external parasites that latch onto a host […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox for May 2019

    OSHA Wants Your Input On Powered Industrial Trucks Safe + Sound 2019 (July)  Make Sure You’re Prepared for a Radiation Emergency A Cautionary Tale: The Importance of Protecting Your Workplace from Hazards  Instructor Resource—PowerPoint Presentations   FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center.   OSHA Wants Your […]

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  • IES to Host May NCDBA Science and Technology Forum

    NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) will host the North Carolina Defense Business Association (NCDBA) Science and Technology forum at the Wilson College of Textiles on May 9th from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.. Phil Williams, the chair of the Science and Technology forum, is an NC State graduate and is excited to conduct the […]

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  • What are logic models, and when should you use them?

    There are several key components of logic models that are standard best practice. This blog will discuss these various components and provide an example of a logic model template. You may access the free logic model template here. When developing a new program, or trying to figure out what aspects of an existing program need […]

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