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  • Tips for Mentoring Employees, Part 1: What’s a Mentor?

    What is Mentoring? Mentoring is when an experienced individual helps guide and develop the successes and goals of a less experienced person. In her article, How to Be an Amazing Mentor: 12 Ways to Make a Positive Impact on Others, Lindsay Kolowich describes the mentor as a trusted advisor who can be counted on to […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox for May 2017

    A collection of everything that’s new for safety trainers! Included in this edition: Don’t let the heat stress you out; stay cool!  Tractor Talk Materials, now available en Español   May, it’s Electrical Safety Month!  Safety and Health Programs   FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI […]

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  • Focus On… Safe + Sound Week

    Safe + Sound Week Is On! Want to show your commitment to safety? Want to make a difference? Join us, the Southeastern OTI Education Center, and others across the county, for the inaugural Safe + Sound Week slated for June 12-18, 2017. Planning an event? Add it to the map. What Is Safe + Sound […]

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  • Promposal. Muumuu. And a Crane Class.

    Last week, my 15 year old daughter accepted a “promposal” and my husband is beside himself.  Her suitor is a bag boy at Harris Teeter, wears his pants up at his waist and drives a 1999 Ford Focus with an “I Heart Marching Band” bumper sticker—I’m thinking we need to focus on the positives! Shopping […]

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  • Have a “Made in NC” Easter

    We have a saying around here that in NC, we make everything from tortilla chips to microchips, and one of my favorite activities is helping people discover all the amazing products that are made in North Carolina. With Easter around the corner, let’s focus on how to have a celebration that is made in North Carolina.

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  • How Values Drive Value

    Food purchases have traditionally had three drivers: price, taste and convenience. Health and wellness, safety, social impact, experience and transparency have all arrived at the table, and are playing into customers’ perceptions and purchase intentions. Simply put, some customers—especially Millennials—are just as likely to buy a bag of chips from a company they perceive to be socially responsible, as they are to consider a competing brand that’s cheaper.

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  • Trainer Toolbox for March 2017

    A collection of everything that’s new for safety trainers! Included in this edition: 2016 Most Frequently Cited Serious Violations have been released   Fall Prevention Stand Down Materials for 2017 now available!   Reminder–Outreach Training Program Changes going into effect next month  Bottomline, safety pays!   Have you heard about the NIOSH app?   FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: […]

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  • I’m Singin’ in the Rain!

    But before I kick up my heels and pretend to be Gene Kelly, let me grab my umbrella and slip on my rain boots!  And, since I am a safety professional, you can bet your soggy socks that I’ll be avoiding complicated dance moves. No tap dancing or tangos—I’m playing it safe with a simple […]

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  • Focus on… Safety Success Story—Cascade Tissues

    We are so pleased to share the successful outcomes of the safety and health management system at Cascade Tissues in Rockingham, NC. Hope you are enlightened as much as we are! You can view the full success story here: https://www.ies.ncsu.edu/success-story/making-safety-count/ You can watch the video version here.

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