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  • Trainer Toolbox for January 2020

    Radiation Safety. Understanding OSHA Inspections. Protecting Workers’ Hearing. Revision to OSHA’s Beryllium Standards.   Radiation Safety The negative health effects of long-term radiation exposure have been widely known. Radiation can cause damage to your DNA and cells which could result in deterministic and stochastic health effects. Fortunately, OSHA maintains a Radiation Safety webpage. The webpage […]

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  • Focus On…Practical Workplace Safety Apps

    2020 sounds so futuristic and when you think about it, technology has come a long way from what it was 30 years ago. We have Amazon’s Alexa to help us control our home’s electronics, and touch screen tablets that were only figments of sci-fi imagination 30 years ago. We also have useful apps that can […]

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  • Manufacturing Update News: February 2020

    How to Recover From a Cyber Attack There are many articles on how to prevent cyber attacks from happening to your organization and the proactive steps you must take to prevent a hacker from stealing your clients or your company’s sensitive information. But what if it’s already happened to you? Not taking the proper measures […]

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  • Focus On… Fireplace & Chimney Safety

    Santa won’t be able to come cascading down your chimney if it doesn’t meet proper safety standards. Sorry, those are the rules. Fortunately, you have time to make sure your fireplace is up to par before Saint Nick makes his annual run.  Fireplaces are wonderful; they look beautiful when they’re lit and it’s a good […]

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  • Planning the Magic. And Fast Passes.

    We’re going to Disney! No, our family didn’t win the Super Bowl—our son is working there and we are taking full advantage of all the discounts and Fast Passes he can get for us. As a character at Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge, he’s paid to pretend that he is from another planet. Go figure. His younger […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox for November 2019

    Electrical Safety Global Cold Chain Alliance Renews Commitment To Worker Safety  OSHAs Most Frequent Citations  Using Leading Indicators To Improve Safety and Health Outcomes Electrical Safety Although the number of electrical fatalities has been on a steady decline for the last 13 years, it has spiked more recently. In 2016, the number of electrical fatalities […]

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  • Happy National Aerospace Week!

    This week, NC State Industry Expansions (IES) joins the rest of the industry in showing our support for National Aerospace Week, an annual, week-long event that recognizes the immense contribution aerospace makes to America’s economy, global competitiveness and national security. According to Select USA, the industry, in 2018, contributed $151 billion in export sales to […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox for September 2019

    New OSHA Resources Offer Solution To Common Safety Hazards OSHA Publishes Webpage On Measles Prevention Cautionary Tale: Maine Roofing Contractor Fined and Indicted for Manslaughter After Workplace Fall OSHA Grantees Offer Online Training Programs on Fall Prevention Emergency Preparedness MESH (EP-MESH) 502/503 Reminder   New OSHA Resources Offer Solution To Common Safety Hazards The new […]

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  • Focus On… Addiction in the Workplace

    According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million Americans adults battled a substance abuse disorder in 2017. 74% experienced an alcohol addiction, while 36% had an illicit drug addiction.  Addiction in the workplace can not only cause disharmony within the organization, but also bring about unforeseen safety hazards. So, what […]

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