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  • Solving the Student Success Equation

    As mentioned in our last blog, The Perfect Equation : Student Support + Grants = Success, grants can be catalysts for implementing innovative student support strategies at your college. If you’re interested in how grant funding can advance your student support mission, we’ve highlighted a few funding opportunities (there are many more out there!) we have […]

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  • Focus On… the 2018 National Safety Stand-Down

    According to OSHA, fatalities caused by falls from elevation accounted for 370 of the 991 construction fatalities recorded in 2016. The National Safety Stand-Down aims to end these preventable fatalities and injuries through fall hazard awareness. During the 2018 Stand-Down, May 7-11, employers are encouraged to initiate conversations with their employees about safety. Any workplace […]

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  • March Madness Takes on Whole New Meaning

    The NCAA and 64 college teams think they have ownership of “March Madness,” but I’m here to tell you my family is knee-deep in March Madness and it has nothing to do with basketball!  You would think we would have adjusted by now, but my entire household is still reeling from losing that one precious […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox for March 2018

    OSHA Outreach Training Program Changes Going Into Effect Soon!  Planning for Better OSHA Outreach Program Training Classes and Recordkeeping   Looking for an OSHA 10 or 30 Hour Outreach Class or Trainer? Search no more!   FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center.   OSHA Outreach Training Program […]

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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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