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  • MESHage: In Memory of 2020

    Wooo-hooo! 2020 is finally gone And not a moment too soon! To say it brought a few challenges Is like calling the sea a lagoon. Stores are out of Lysol wipes, Six feet is now the new rule. Toilet paper cannot be found, We wear masks and do virtual school. Alas, as we enter the […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox January 2021

    Protecting Workers from COVID-19 Hazards Ventilation in the Workplace  OSHA Outreach Trainer Research Opportunity Winter Weather Hazards Changes to OSHA Guidelines in 2021  Trainer Portal Account Duplicates  Trainer Portal Tutorial    Protecting Workers from COVID-19 Hazards  Are you interested in learning about OSHA statistics concerning COVID-19 infections in the workplace? OSHA maintains an up-to-date COVID-19 […]

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  • Focus On: Youth Worker Safety

    According to the Centers for Disease Control, the incidence rate for non-fatal injuries for workers, ages 16–19, was 110.3 per 10,000 and 99.3 per 10,000 for workers, ages 20–24 in 2018. Due to youth workers’ inexperience, young (16–24) workers have high rates of job-related injuries. Employers that heed child labor laws, adequately train their young […]

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  • Additive Manufacturing—Where to Start

    Additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing in an industrial setting, is a process by which material is selectively deposited on a build surface, layer by layer, to produce a 3-dimensional part. Although the technology emerged in the late 1980’s, researchers are still finding ways to improve factors such as the variety of materials that can […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox November 2020

    Final Rule on Cranes and Derricks Used in Railroad Roadway Work OSHA and the Food and Drug Administration Checklist OSHA Signs Alliance with the North American Meat Institute  OSHA Outreach Trainer Contact Information Extension for OSHA Outreach Training Alternative Training Methods     Final Rule on Cranes and Derricks Used in Railroad Roadway Work The […]

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  • MESHage: Making the Sale

    I was ready to do some BIG shopping last weekend. I walked confidently into the nearby home improvement warehouse, worked my way through lumber, flooring and paint to a veritable playground of refrigerators, dishwashers and ranges. Should I get the French door or side-by-side? Is induction worth the added cost? How difficult is it to […]

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  • Focus On: Winter Weather Safety

    Winter weather is fast approaching and although North Carolina winters are often mild, you don’t want to be caught unprepared when freezing temperatures hit. According to U.S. climate data, the average low temperature of a North Carolina winter is 30 degrees. Below freezing temperatures pose a serious threat to those that work in cold weather […]

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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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