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  • Focus On… Fireplace & Chimney Safety

    Santa won’t be able to come cascading down your chimney if it doesn’t meet proper safety standards. Sorry, those are the rules. Fortunately, you have time to make sure your fireplace is up to par before Saint Nick makes his annual run.  Fireplaces are wonderful; they look beautiful when they’re lit and it’s a good […]

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  • Planning the Magic. And Fast Passes.

    We’re going to Disney! No, our family didn’t win the Super Bowl—our son is working there and we are taking full advantage of all the discounts and Fast Passes he can get for us. As a character at Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge, he’s paid to pretend that he is from another planet. Go figure. His younger […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox for November 2019

    Electrical Safety Global Cold Chain Alliance Renews Commitment To Worker Safety  OSHAs Most Frequent Citations  Using Leading Indicators To Improve Safety and Health Outcomes Electrical Safety Although the number of electrical fatalities has been on a steady decline for the last 13 years, it has spiked more recently. In 2016, the number of electrical fatalities […]

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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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