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  • Trainer Toolbox for November 2017

    New Compliance Assistance Products OSHA Fact Sheets New Video Released from CSB Top 10 List of MFC Violations   FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center.       New Compliance Assistance Products OSHA has issued some new compliance assistance products, and has updated some existing ones. […]

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  • No Tricks. Unmasking Confusion Around Competent Person Training

    As always, Halloween was a big deal in my neighborhood this year. A. Really Big. Deal. Families call in grandma to manage candy distribution at their houses, while mom, dad, all the kids, and even Rover dress up and go trick or treating in blinged-out golf carts with scary sound effects blaring from bluetooth speakers! […]

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  • Baldrige for Boomers

    As a country, we’re getting older. There are 76 million baby boomers in the US right now, CNBC reports. Projections say about 54 million of those men and women will need some form of long-term care, and 13 million of those will require a stay of longer than three years in a skilled nursing facility. […]

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  • Pro Tip: Keep it in Neutral

    Why it’s important: We all know that sitting at a desk all day isn’t great for your health. In fact, it’s been said that “sitting is the new smoking,” because a sedentary lifestyle has been linked to higher risks of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer (yikes!).

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  • Celebrating NC Workers

    Whew, Labor Day is over—with so much to squeeze into a three day weekend, I wasn’t sure I was going to come through unscathed! In the block of time between Friday and Monday, summer ended, white shoes got packed away, burgers and dogs were grilled and I made it to the Labor Day Mattress Blow-Out Sale before all the Queen Pillowtops were sold!

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  • Trainer Toolbox for September 2017

    Being Prepared for Disasters New Safety and Health Resources on OSHA’s Website HAZWOPER FAQs Answered Here    FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center.       Being Prepared for Disasters During this active hurricane season, many of us are stocking up on bottled water and checking […]

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  • Pro Tip: Let data drive your direction.

    Why it’s important All too often, we want take action based on perceived problems or long held beliefs that certain actions will result in the outcomes we desire.  It’s important to understand your problem at a deeper level, and data is the best tool you have at your disposal. Data allows you to narrow in […]

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