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  • Pro Tip: Let data drive your direction.

    Why it’s important All too often, we want take action based on perceived problems or long held beliefs that certain actions will result in the outcomes we desire.  It’s important to understand your problem at a deeper level, and data is the best tool you have at your disposal. Data allows you to narrow in […]

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  • Why Cybersecurity Matters

    By the end of the 2017 calendar year, the Federal Government will require compliance with a set of security requirements outlined in the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA). These are described in NIST’s Guides for Applying Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems and other associated standards/guidelines. The Department of Defense (DoD) has developed […]

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  • Focus on… tick borne illness

    STARI, STARI Night I was getting ready for bed when when the first wave of symptoms washed over me. My face felt dry and hot. My head began to throb steadily. I felt a bit like I was moving in slow motion. Oh no! I thought. It must be the flu. It wasn’t…

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  • Deadlines. Meetings. Email. Oh My.

    Deadlines! Meetings! Email! Laundry! The car needs an oil change! The grass hasn’t been mowed! Oh, my goodness – life can be so noisy! And hear me when I say this past month has been a little louder than average.

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  • Trainer Toolbox for July 2017

      When Sparks Fly Presenting NEW General Industry PowerPoints A picture is worth a thousand words, what about a video?   FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center.     When Sparks Fly Sparks fly, especially around the month of July, and we’re not talking about the […]

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  • 70-20-10: How Professional Development Happens

    We have been learning and growing our knowledge of the world and our interactions with it since birth. Throughout our lives, not a day will go by without some learning opportunity presenting itself. As adults in the workplace, we learn from our experiences, our interactions and formal training sessions. These three elements of professional development […]

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  • Tips for Mentoring Employees, Part 1: What’s a Mentor?

    What is Mentoring? Mentoring is when an experienced individual helps guide and develop the successes and goals of a less experienced person. In her article, How to Be an Amazing Mentor: 12 Ways to Make a Positive Impact on Others, Lindsay Kolowich describes the mentor as a trusted advisor who can be counted on to […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox for May 2017

    A collection of everything that’s new for safety trainers! Included in this edition: Don’t let the heat stress you out; stay cool!  Tractor Talk Materials, now available en Español   May, it’s Electrical Safety Month!  Safety and Health Programs   FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI […]

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  • Focus On… Safe + Sound Week

    Safe + Sound Week Is On! Want to show your commitment to safety? Want to make a difference? Join us, the Southeastern OTI Education Center, and others across the county, for the inaugural Safe + Sound Week slated for June 12-18, 2017. Planning an event? Add it to the map. What Is Safe + Sound […]

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