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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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  • What the Heck is a Spring Chicken Anyway?

    While I’m not certain what a spring chicken is, it seems I am not one anymore. In fact, I recently read an article and discovered I am technically considered a member of the “older worker” demographic. I suppose that explains the constant barrage of AARP mailings and questions from well-meaning cashiers who think I might […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox for March 2019

    Lithium Battery Safety Controlling Silica  Protecting the Privacy of Workers Fall Safety  FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center.     Lithium Battery Safety Within a period of five years, lithium batteries have generated 25,000 overheating or fire incidents in more than 400 varieties of lithium-powered products. […]

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  • Focus On… Workplace Eye Wellness

    You know the old saying, “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.” We all take our eyes and sight for granted; think about what you would do without it. Would you still be able to perform the duties on your job? March is recognized as Workplace Eye Wellness Month in an effort to […]

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