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  • The Perfect Equation: Student Support + Grants = Success

    With 2018 well underway, are students on track to meeting their mid-term goals?  And, are colleges and their staff prepared to offer students the support they need?   As a member of the Industry Expansion Solutions Evaluation Team at NC State, I’ve worked with many state, local and federally funded grant programs that include student […]

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  • Two Novel Ideas for the New Year

    Happy New Year! It’s Holli Singleton, your MESH spokesperson here wishing you a safe and prosperous 2018! As usual, my family celebrated the New Year by eating! And it’s the same every year—Grandmamma cooks the ham and my sisters and I bring the rest—collard greens, black-eyed peas, cornbread, deviled eggs, peach cobbler and pants with […]

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  • Focus On… Working in cold weather

    Did you know by taking very short steps and slowing your pace, your reaction time speeds up and makes you more able to recover when you start to slip and lose your balance? Wearing the right shoes, as you might have guessed, can also mean the difference between staying on your feet and taking a […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox for January 2018

    Important News for OSHA Outreach Trainers  Planning for 2018 OSHA National Initiatives   FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center.   Important News for OSHA Outreach Trainers! OSHA Outreach Training Program Requirements and separate Industry Procedures have been revised and posted on the OSHA Outreach Training Program webpage. […]

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  • How to Conduct Needs Assessment Part 1: What is it and why do it?

    What is Needs Assessment? Needs assessment is a process for determining an organization’s needs. At a busy company there are so many things going on, that it is hard to pin down exactly what may be holding it back. Needs assessment is important because it helps an organization determine the gaps that are preventing it from reaching its desired goals.

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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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