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  • Trainer Toolbox November 2020

    Final Rule on Cranes and Derricks Used in Railroad Roadway Work OSHA and the Food and Drug Administration Checklist OSHA Signs Alliance with the North American Meat Institute  OSHA Outreach Trainer Contact Information Extension for OSHA Outreach Training Alternative Training Methods     Final Rule on Cranes and Derricks Used in Railroad Roadway Work The […]

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  • MESHage: Making the Sale

    I was ready to do some BIG shopping last weekend. I walked confidently into the nearby home improvement warehouse, worked my way through lumber, flooring and paint to a veritable playground of refrigerators, dishwashers and ranges. Should I get the French door or side-by-side? Is induction worth the added cost? How difficult is it to […]

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  • Focus On: Winter Weather Safety

    Winter weather is fast approaching and although North Carolina winters are often mild, you don’t want to be caught unprepared when freezing temperatures hit. According to U.S. climate data, the average low temperature of a North Carolina winter is 30 degrees. Below freezing temperatures pose a serious threat to those that work in cold weather […]

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  • IoT Devices and Cybersecurity

    You may be asking, what is IoT? IoT stands for the Internet of Things, which in simple terms, is a broad descriptor for the various connected devices (things) that are tied to your network. The number of IoT devices, such as smart devices or sensors that can connect to our networks is growing rapidly. According […]

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  • Preparing for Cybersecurity Requirements

    Have you seen cybersecurity requirements listed in contracts for work within your supply chain or government contracts? If you are bidding for DoD or government contracts, you will find cybersecurity requirements listed in the DFAR or FAR regulations; in the near future, DoD contracts will require Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). You will also see […]

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  • Trainer Toolbox September 2020

      Final Beryllium Standard for General Industry Protect Workers from Heat Exposure Meat Packing Worker Safety  COVID-19 Safety Facts  Delayed Fall Protection Stand-down (September 14–18) Virtual Training Best Practices   Final Beryllium Standard for General Industry The general industry often uses beryllium as an alloying agent, but the mismanagement of handling beryllium can cause adverse […]

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  • MESHage: Daisy—Our Pandemic Puppy

    It seemed like a great idea. Everyone would be home to help, so we got a COVID puppy. She’s the perfect little mutt—based on what we were told, her bloodlines officially include poodle, golden retriever, cocker spaniel and “there ain’t no tellin’ what else might be in there.” Nonetheless, we were smitten and brought eight […]

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  • Focus On: The Evolution of Workplace Safety

    To many people, Labor Day is a day to mark the “unofficial end of summer” with trips to the beach, cookouts or discount shopping. The real meaning of Labor Day, however, is to recognize the social and economic achievements of American workers. It also marks the beginning of the fight for serious workplace reform, including […]

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  • Focus On: Getting Back to Work Safety

    How to limit the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace (OSHA/CDC) As businesses slowly start to open back up and workers return to their worksite, some people may be feeling a return to normalcy, but the pandemic is far from over. It is important to implement safety procedures to limit the spread of COVID-19. Wearing […]

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