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  • Happy National Aerospace Week!

    This week, NC State Industry Expansions (IES) joins the rest of the industry in showing our support for National Aerospace Week, an annual, week-long event that recognizes the immense contribution aerospace makes to America’s economy, global competitiveness and national security. According to Select USA, the industry, in 2018, contributed $151 billion in export sales to […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox for September 2019

    New OSHA Resources Offer Solution To Common Safety Hazards OSHA Publishes Webpage On Measles Prevention Cautionary Tale: Maine Roofing Contractor Fined and Indicted for Manslaughter After Workplace Fall OSHA Grantees Offer Online Training Programs on Fall Prevention Emergency Preparedness MESH (EP-MESH) 502/503 Reminder   New OSHA Resources Offer Solution To Common Safety Hazards The new […]

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  • Focus On… Addiction in the Workplace

    According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million Americans adults battled a substance abuse disorder in 2017. 74% experienced an alcohol addiction, while 36% had an illicit drug addiction.  Addiction in the workplace can not only cause disharmony within the organization, but also bring about unforeseen safety hazards. So, what […]

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  • You, My Friend, Are a Superhero

    So you can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound, but you can probably spot unlabeled containers from 75 feet while confiscating an extension cord and explaining how to develop an action plan designed to ensure everyone is safe if that tall building has to be evacuated! Yep, you are a safety professional. You, my […]

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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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