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  • IoT Devices and Cybersecurity

    You may be asking, what is IoT? IoT stands for the Internet of Things, which in simple terms, is a broad descriptor for the various connected devices (things) that are tied to your network. The number of IoT devices, such as smart devices or sensors that can connect to our networks is growing rapidly. According […]

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  • Preparing for Cybersecurity Requirements

    Have you seen cybersecurity requirements listed in contracts for work within your supply chain or government contracts? If you are bidding for DoD or government contracts, you will find cybersecurity requirements listed in the DFAR or FAR regulations; in the near future, DoD contracts will require Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). You will also see […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox September 2020

      Final Beryllium Standard for General Industry Protect Workers from Heat Exposure Meat Packing Worker Safety  COVID-19 Safety Facts  Delayed Fall Protection Stand-down (September 14–18) Virtual Training Best Practices   Final Beryllium Standard for General Industry The general industry often uses beryllium as an alloying agent, but the mismanagement of handling beryllium can cause adverse […]

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  • MESHage: Daisy—Our Pandemic Puppy

    It seemed like a great idea. Everyone would be home to help, so we got a COVID puppy. She’s the perfect little mutt—based on what we were told, her bloodlines officially include poodle, golden retriever, cocker spaniel and “there ain’t no tellin’ what else might be in there.” Nonetheless, we were smitten and brought eight […]

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  • Focus On: The Evolution of Workplace Safety

    To many people, Labor Day is a day to mark the “unofficial end of summer” with trips to the beach, cookouts or discount shopping. The real meaning of Labor Day, however, is to recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers. It also marks the beginning of the fight for serious workplace reform, including […]

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  • Focus On: Getting Back to Work Safety

    How to limit the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace (OSHA/CDC) As businesses slowly start to open back up and workers return to their worksite, some people may be feeling a return to normalcy, but the pandemic is far from over. It is important to implement safety procedures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Wearing […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox for July 2020

    Extension for Outreach Training Alternative Training Methods Hurricane Preparedness and Response How to Correctly Wear a Respirator 8 Ways to Protect Meat Processing Workers from COVID-19 Construction Safety: Virtual Stand-Down   Extension for Outreach Training Alternative Training Methods OSHA has given an extension for Outreach Trainers to submit exception requests for alternative training methods for […]

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  • MESHage: Clearing the Air on What Not to Wear

    Over the last three months, face masks have become all the rage. In some cases, they are practically a fashion statement. Last week, I encountered full snorkeling gear in the produce section at the Harris Teeter and when Phase 2 allowed the re-opening of TJ Maxx, I waited in line for my turn to shop […]

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  • Manufacturing Update News: June 2020

    2020 Engineering Career Fair Mark your calendars for the upcoming 2020 Engineering Career Fair. The NC State Engineering Career Fair is one of the largest engineering career fairs in the country. The event provides an opportunity for prospective employers from a wide range of industries to meet with engineering students interested in working for their […]

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