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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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  • Trainer Toolbox for July 2018

    OSHA has released its most cited serious violations   See OSHA’s Quick Takes for June!   Ever wondered what are OSHA’s Top 5 Most Popular Videos? FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center.     OSHA has released its most cited serious violations OSHA has released its most cited […]

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  • Goats. Yoga. And Fall Prevention for Youth Workers.

    On a mission to plan a family weekend adventure, I recently googled “things to do” and “events calendar” for a multitude of nearby towns and boroughs. Imagine my surprise when I came across an opportunity for an afternoon excursion to Chapel Hill where the whole family could participate in Goat Yoga. Yes, you read that […]

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  • Focus On… Trenching and Excavation Safety

    Dirt. It doesn’t necessarily seem dangerous. But did you know that one cubic yard of it, enough to half fill the bed of a full-size pickup truck, can weigh as much as a car? As result, excavation and trenching are classified among the most hazardous construction operations, resulting in a fatality rate that is 112 […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox for May 2018

    Federal OSHA launches “Find OSHA Outreach Trainer”   Optional topics to consider for your OSHA Outreach Training   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.     Federal OSHA launches “Find OSHA Outreach […]

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  • Solving the Student Success Equation

    Grants can be catalysts for implementing innovative student support strategies at your college or university. If you’re interested in how grant funding can advance your student support mission, we’ve highlighted a few funding opportunities for you.

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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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