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  • Trainer Toolbox for July 2020

    Extension for Outreach Training Alternative Training Methods Hurricane Preparedness and Response How to Correctly Wear a Respirator 8 Ways to Protect Meat Processing Workers from COVID-19 Construction Safety: Virtual Stand-Down   Extension for Outreach Training Alternative Training Methods OSHA has given an extension for Outreach Trainers to submit exception requests for alternative training methods for […]

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  • Manufacturing Update News: June 2020

    2020 Engineering Career Fair Mark your calendars for the upcoming 2020 Engineering Career Fair. The NC State Engineering Career Fair is one of the largest engineering career fairs in the country. The event provides an opportunity for prospective employers from a wide range of industries to meet with engineering students interested in working for their […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox for May 2020

      Fall Prevention Stand Down Delayed  OSHA Outreach Training Program – we are able to print and distribute cards Safe + Sound Week 2020 COVID-19 Quick Tip Videos   Fall Prevention Stand Down Delayed  The National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction has been postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fall […]

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  • MESHage: Greek Philosophy, COVID-19 and Safety Professionals

    A well-deserved shout-out to 2020 for reminding us of a not-so-famous Greek philosopher, Heraclitis. It was around 500 BC when he famously suggested that the only thing constant is change. Working from home, “Zooming,” wearing an N-95 to the grocery store and consoling a high school senior whose pinnacle year has been hijacked by a […]

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  • Focus On: Mental Health and Domestic Violence in the Era of COVID-19

    Negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have become front and center and are covered frequently by the national news. Things like layoffs, stay-at-home orders, lack of PPE, stress on our healthcare system and the number of deaths make the nightly news. But, there are other negative effects that aren’t talked about much or as easy […]

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  • Manufacturing Update News: April 2020

    AI Could Improve Sustainability Through Smart Recycling Sorting The US is the #1 waste producing country in the world. Would you practice recycling if it was easier? Lessening the amount of waste in landfills and the ocean largely depends on how US manufacturers decide to dispose of their trash. Newly invented artificial intelligence may be […]

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  • Focus On…Spring Cleaning: Keeping your Work Site Clean

    Cleanliness is often synonymous with safety. Clutter-free work areas allow you and your team to focus on the tasks at hand with the ability to move freely without fear of injury or incident. Maintaining clean and organized work conditions may also save your organization time on projects, resulting in a faster completion rate. So, in […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox March 2020

    Eliminating Amputation Hazards OSHA Issues Corrections to Standards Trenching and Excavation Safety   Eliminating Amputation Hazards The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) cites more than 20,000 American workers experience injuries involving amputation every year. According to OSHA, amputations rank in the top three serious workplace injuries. Losing a limb can result in the inability to […]

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  • MESHage…Getting Better With Age. Well, Maybe Not the Knees.

    My daughter’s 18th birthday was last week and while she was blowing out the candles, all I could think was that in the eyes of the law, she is now officially an “adult,” with all the associated rights and privileges. My baby girl no longer needs her mama. She can march right on into Walgreens […]

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