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  • Trainer Toolbox for November 2018

    Weekly Safety Tips Brought to you by OSHAs  OSHA Clarifies Its Position on Incentive Programs and Drug Testing Dig Safely! OSHA Trenching and Excavation Updates  FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center.     Weekly Safety Tips Brought to You by OSHA Start your Mondays off right […]

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  • Intentions. Outcomes. Mine are Converging.

    In the last MESHage, I boldly proclaimed my intention to earn a second MESH Certificate! So, here’s where I am so far—in October 2014, I completed the Core Course requirement and my first 30 hours of MESH credit by taking the OSHA #510 Standards for the Construction Industry. All 100 MESH hours must be earned […]

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  • Focus On… Ready to be Challenged?

    Here’s a challenge for you. What do all these words or pairs of words have in common? Carpenter’s bracket, bricklayer’s square, horse, chicken and needle beam? Is your brain tickled yet? Give up? They are all types of scaffolds. According to The United States Department of Labor, approximately 2.3 million construction professionals work on scaffolds […]

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  • How to Conduct Needs Assessment Part 2: PEST Analysis

    What is PEST Analysis? Are you a business looking to improve your performance, efficiency or profitability? Is something holding you back? Not sure what it is? Don’t know where to start? In our last blog “How to conduct needs assessment: what is it and why do it?”, we introduced Wants and Needs, Inc., a fictitious […]

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  • Clear Out. Restock. Let’s Plan A Resolution Together

    Well, we got the kids officially back to school and not a minute too soon! The retail space that just last week was filled with binders, book bags and blunt-tipped scissors has been cleared and re-stocked in record time. After all, December 25 is right around the corner and stores must move quickly to make […]

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  • Focus On… Respirable Crystalline Silica

    Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in the earth’s crust and is found in most building materials like stone, sand, concrete and mortar. When it is agitated by activities such as grinding, sawing, drilling, sandblasting, etc., it becomes respirable crystalline silica—tiny particles, 100 times smaller than granules of normal sand, that can be inhaled […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox for September 2018

    Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction FAQs  OSHA’s Redesigned Enforcement Webpage   Southeastern OTI Education Center’s New Trainer Portal Launched  FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center.     OSHA Answers FAQs about Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Federal OSHA has released new frequently asked questions (FAQs) and training […]

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  • Focus On… Hurricane Season

    Get ready, hurricane season is here and it’s supposed to be a rough one! June 1 marked the first day of hurricane season, and as you prepare for summer activities, it’s highly advised that you also prepare for severe weather. It sounds like a buzzkill, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is forecasting a […]

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  • Heat. Humidity. Havoc. And Hazardous Waste

    For. The. Love. It has been hotter than proverbial Hades in my part of the world and don’t tell me “it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” Whatever it is–it’s wreaking havoc and, to quote Jane Austen, I have been in a “continuous state of inelegance!” Not to suggest that I am ever particularly elegant, […]

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