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  • What is lean? How is it defined?

    If you were to search the term “lean”, I am pretty sure you would find a plethora of definitions with regards to what lean is and how to implement or utilize its principles. For example, you may hear or read phrases like “minimizing waste,” “maximizing customer value,” “continuous improvement,” and “respect for people.” Perhaps you […]

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  • Ransomware: A Continuing Threat to Cyber Resiliency

    Cyber attacks continue to increase in number and severity. The challenges brought on by COVID-19 have resulted in industries seeing a significant increase in security gaps that attackers are targeting. 2021 has seen many high-profile cyber attacks, including attacks on a Florida water utility company, a US cybersecurity insurance provider, multiple colleges and school systems, […]

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  • Grant-Funded Services Available for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

    NCMEP has launched the Emergency Assistance Program (EAP)—funded by the CARES Act—to provide services that support manufacturers’ ability to respond to the coronavirus and improve their competitiveness as the marketplace adapts to the coronavirus disruption. To determine your eligibility for the funding, the first step is to complete the NCMEP EAP  survey. This survey confidentially […]

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  • Innovation Management Workshop

    Is your organization in a rut when it comes to innovation? NC State’s Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) is hosting a virtual Innovation Management Workshop on April 13, 2021. Discover why innovation management is essential for business growth, uncover the types of innovation and why they are important, learn to implement tools to create innovative ideas […]

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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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