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SafetyGuardian is a resource for continuous improvement in safety and health from the Southeastern OTI Education Center. Stay up-to-date with health and safety, OSHA, HazMat and HazWOPER news, courses and events. Below you can view past issues.

 

SafetyGuardian November 2021

November 2021

A resource for continuous improvement in safety and health from the Southeastern OTI Education Center. Stay up-to-date with health and safety, OSHA, HazMat and HAZWOPER news, courses and events.

Timeout for Safety

Our next Timeout for Safety is on Wednesday, December 15 at 2 p.m. or Friday, December 17 at 9 a.m.! Come prepared to share questions and ideas with fellow safety professionals in an informal, but informative session. Save the Zoom link below and join the session on the scheduled date and time. Note: Staff assignments are subject to change

Upcoming Sessions: 

Wed, December 15 at 2 p.m.
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Fri, December 17 at 9 a.m.
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2022 Timeout Dates (3rd Wednesday of each Month)

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Prepare Your Company for OSHA’s ETS on COVID-19 Vaccination & Testing

While the standard faces court challenges, employers with 100 or more workers should not assume it will just go away. Take steps now to be prepared. Here’s a Fact Sheet highlighting key elements of the standard. OSHA has also posted responses to a long list of FAQs and provides sample templates for the development of a required written policy.

Workplace Suicide Prevention

Workplace suicides continued to rise in 2019. OSHA maintains a mental health resources webpage focused on dealing with work-related stress.

Updated Robot System Safety

Do you use industrial robot systems in your facility? The OSHA Technical Manual now provides updated information on robot system safety in workplaces.

Featured Courses

OSHA #7845 Recordkeeping Rule Seminar January 13, 2022 | Virtual  This course is designed to assist employers in identifying and fulfilling their responsibilities for posting certain records, maintaining records of illnesses and injuries and reporting specific cases to OSHA. Small business owners and leaders, personnel responsible for safety and OSHA recordkeeping, and Human Resources professionals responsible for OSHA recordkeeping.

 

OSHA #7105 Evacuation and Emergency Planning  January 20, 2022 | Virtual This course covers OSHA requirements for emergency action and fire protection plans. Upon course completion students will have the ability to list the elements of an emergency action plan and emergency evacuation floor plans, recognize violations of OSHA exit route requirements, determine whether their organization requires an emergency action plan, and develop and implement workplace emergency action and fire protection plans.

 

OSHA #7510 Introduction to OSHA for Small Businesses February 24, 2022 | Virtual  This course covers an introduction to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the OSH Act for owners and managers of small businesses. This course is designed for the owners and managers of small employers and businesses who are responsible for developing safety plans and procedures.

 

Upcoming Courses

OSHA #503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers
January 12-14, 2022 | Virtual

OSHA #7845 Recordkeeping Rule Seminar
January 13, 2022 | Virtual

OSHA #7500 Introduction to Safety and Health Management
January 27, 2022 | Virtual 

OSHA #7210 Pandemic Illness and Workplace Preparedness
February 3, 2022 | Virtual 

OSHA #7120 Introduction to Combustible Dust Hazards
February 10, 2022 | Virtual

OSHA #503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers
February 15-17, 2022 | Virtual

OSHA #7205 Health Hazard Awareness
February 16, 2022 | Virtual 

Fall Zoom Practice Sessions

Need some Zoom practice? Come check equipment, learn some features of Zoom, ask questions about upcoming courses and more in our upcoming Zoom Practice Sessions. Join the sessions via the links below:

2022 Course Catalog

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SafetyGuardian October 2021

October 2021

A resource for continuous improvement in safety and health from the Southeastern OTI Education Center. Stay up-to-date with health and safety, OSHA, HazMat and HAZWOPER news, courses and events.

Timeout for Safety

Our next Timeout for Safety is on Wednesday, November 17 at 2 p.m. or Friday, November 19 at 9 a.m.!  Come prepared to share questions and ideas with fellow safety professionals in an informal, but informative session.

Save the Zoom link below and join the session on the scheduled date and time.

Note: Staff assignments are subject to change

 

Upcoming Sessions

Wed, November 17 at 2 p.m.
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Fri, November 19 at 9 a.m.
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Future Sessions

2022 Timeout Dates (3rd Wednesday of each Month)

  • January 19 at 2 p.m.
  • February 16 at 2 p.m.
  • March 16 at 2 p.m.
  • April 20 at 2 p.m.
  • May 18 at 2 p.m.
  • June 15 at 2 p.m.

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White House Vaccination Initiative

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is developing a rule that will require all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure their workforce is fully vaccinated or require any workers who remain unvaccinated to produce a negative test result on at least a weekly basis before coming to work. OSHA is also working at the behest of the White House in protecting workers from extreme heat and changing climate by developing workplace heat standards and increasing enforcement.

 

Code of Federal Regulations 

Do you want to be able to access all of OSHA standards in just a few clicks? A new Code of Federal Regulations website provides easy access to a complete list of OSHA standards.

Featured Courses

OSHA #7215 Silica in Construction, Maritime, and General Industries
November 9 | Raleigh, NC 

This course covers the development and implementation of controls and strategies to prevent or mitigate silica exposures in construction, maritime, and general industries.

 

OSHA #3015 Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics
November 30-December 2 | Raleigh, NC 

This course focuses on the OSHA Excavation standard and on the safety and health aspects of excavation and trenching. Participants are introduced to practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations.

 

Upcoming Courses

OSHA #7215 Silica in Construction, Maritime, and General Industries

November 9 | Raleigh, NC

 

OSHA #3015 Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics

November 30-December 2 | Raleigh, NC

 

OSHA #500 Trainer Course for Construction 

December 7-10 | Virtual

 

OSHA #501 Trainer Course for General Industry

December 7-10 | Raleigh, NC 

 

8-Hour HAZWOPER for Environmental Professionals

December 8 | Raleigh, NC 

 

OSHA #7500 Introduction to Safety and Health Management

December 14 | Virtual 

 

OSHA #7505 Introduction to Incident Investigation

December 15 | Virtual

 

OSHA #7205 Health Hazard Awareness

December 16 | Virtual

 

Fall Zoom Practice Sessions

Need some Zoom practice? Come check equipment, learn some features of Zoom, ask questions about upcoming courses and more in our upcoming Zoom Practice Sessions. Join the sessions via the links below:

 

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SafetyGuardian September 2021

September 2021

A resource for continuous improvement in safety and health from the Southeastern OTI Education Center. Stay up-to-date with health and safety, OSHA, HazMat and HAZWOPER news, courses and events.

Timeout for Safety

Join us for our next Timeout for Safety on Wednesday, October 13 at 2 p.m. or Friday, October 15 at 9 a.m.!  Come prepared to share questions and ideas with fellow safety professionals in an informal, but informative session.

Save the Zoom link below and join the session on the scheduled date and time.

Note: Staff assignments are subject to change

 

Upcoming Sessions

Wed, October 13 at 2 p.m. 
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Fri, October 15 at 9 a.m.
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Flood Response and Recovery

As hurricanes and serious storms become more frequent so will flooding, are you prepared? OSHA maintains a Flood Response and Recovery webpage resources regarding precautions you need to take before a flood and how you should respond after a flood to ensure safety and minimize hazards.

 

OSH Presentations

In an effort to help North Carolina organizations train their employers and employees, the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Division is providing presentations detailing ways to prevent and respond to the latest safety and health hazards.

 

Ventilation Strategies to Reduce the Risk of COVID-19

The National Occupational Research Agenda Manufacturing Sector Council’s COVID-19 workgroup has developed an online document that can assist manufacturers in ventilation practices. The document is a collection of data, implementation strategies and testimonials on the use of outdoor air, existing industrial ventilation, and HVAC systems to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in manufacturing facilities. Access the document here. 

 

Seeking Information: OSHA Updating Mechanical Power Presses Standard

OSHA is updating the Mechanical Power Presses Standard. If you have information regarding how closely the standard should follow the current ANSI standard, the types of presses that should be covered, the use and certification of equipment, presence-sensing device initiation systems, and requirements for press modifications, training, and injury reporting, please submit all comments to the Federal eRulemaking Portal by October 26, 2021.

Featured Courses

8-Hour Hands-On HAZWOPER Refresher
October 28 | Raleigh, NC

This course meets the annual refresher requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 by presenting realistic hazmat issues for group discussion and opportunities to plan and respond to mock hazmat spill/release scenarios. Participants will employ critical thinking and demonstrate practical skills for hazmat situation response

24-Hour HAZWOPER for Hazardous Waste Site Workers
October 25-27 | Raleigh, NC

This course meets the training requirements of OSHA’s HAZWOPER standard—29 CFR 1910.120 paragraphs (b) through (o). If your job requires you to enter hazardous waste sites, then you need to be prepared to protect yourself. This course will increase your understanding of health and safety plans, protective equipment, and many other aspects of working around hazardous waste.

 

Upcoming Courses

OSHA #511 Standards for General Industry

October 12-15 | Irmo, SC

 

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

October 13-14 | Virtual

 

DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Refresher

October 20 | Raleigh, NC

 

Hazardous Waste Management for Generators

October 21 | Raleigh, NC 

 

40-Hour HAZWOPER for Hazardous Waste Site Workers

October 25-29 | Raleigh, NC

 

OSHA #501 Trainer Course for General Industry

November 2-5 | Irmo, SC

 

OSHA #7215 Silica in Construction, Maritime, and General Industries

November 9 | Raleigh, NC

 

OSHA #503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

November 10-12 | Virtual

 

OSHA #511 Standards for General Industry

November 16-19 | Raleigh, NC

Fall Zoom Practice Sessions

Need some Zoom practice? Come check equipment, learn some features of Zoom, ask questions about upcoming courses and more in our upcoming Zoom Practice Sessions. Join the sessions via the links below:

 

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SafetyGuardian August 2021

August 2021

A resource for continuous improvement in safety and health from the Southeastern OTI Education Center. Stay up-to-date with health and safety, OSHA, HazMat and HAZWOPER news, courses and events.

Timeout for Safety

Join us for our next Timeout for Safety on Wednesday, September 15 at 2 p.m. or Friday, September 17 at 9 a.m.!  Come prepared to share questions and ideas with fellow safety professionals in an informal, but informative session.  Recent sessions have featured discussions on fall protection, 300 log entries and employee drug use.

Save the Zoom link below and join the session on the scheduled date and time.

Note: Staff assignments are subject to change

Upcoming Sessions


Wed, Sept 15 at 2 p.m.
Lance McClure and Holli Singleton
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Fri, Sept 17 at 9 a.m.
Lance McClure and Holli Singleton
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OSHA Revises National Emphasis Program (NEP) for COVID-19

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, OSHA has revised its National Emphasis Program (NEP) for COVID-19. The new updates include enforcing protections for workers in non-healthcare industries who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, ensuring workers are protected from retaliation and more.

NCDOL Safety and Health Consultation Program 

The North Carolina Department of Labor’s (NCDOL) Safety and Health Consultation Program was created to help North Carolina businesses meet safety and health standards and regulations. The services the Safety and Health Consultation Program provides include full-service on-site safety and health surveys; technical assistance; safety and health program assessment and assistance; ergonomics evaluation and assistance; air sampling and analysis; noise measurements and recognition and exemption programs. 

Susan Harwood Training Grant Program Materials

Susan Harwood Training Grant program materials are available online for training use. The grant materials include safety and health training, hazard awareness, avoidance and prevention information.

OSHA’s Small Business Safety and Health Handbook

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have developed the Small Business Safety and Health Handbook to provide small business employers with workplace safety and health information.

The handbook explains the benefits of a successful safety and health program implementation, provides self-inspection checklists for employers to identify workplace hazards and reviews key workplace safety and health resources for small businesses.

Featured Courses

OSHA #2045 Machine Guarding
September 28-October 1, 2021 |  Raleigh, NC

This course covers the various types of common machinery, machine safeguards, and related OSHA regulations and procedures. Guidance is provided on the hazards associated with various types of machinery and the determination of proper machine safeguards.

OSHA #2225 Respiratory Protection
October 5 – 8, 2021 | Raleigh, NC

This course covers the requirements for the establishment, maintenance, and monitoring of a respiratory protection program.

Upon course completion, students will have the ability to identify and describe the elements of a respiratory protection program, the proper selection, use, and inspection of respiratory protection, protection factors, and evaluate compliance with OSHA Standards.

Upcoming Courses

OSHA #503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

September 15-17 | Virtual

OSHA #7845 Recordkeeping Rule Seminar

September 28 | Irmo, SC (In-person)

OSHA #2045 Machinery & Machine Guarding Standards

September 28-October 1 | Raleigh, NC (In-person)

OSHA #7105 Evacuation and Emergency Planning

September 29 | Irmo, SC (In-person)

OSHA #7115 Lockout/Tagout [Controlling Hazardous Energy to Prevent Workplace Injury]

September 30 | Irmo, SC (In-person)

OSHA #7210 Pandemic Illness and Workplace Preparedness

October 1 | Irmo, SC (In-person)

OSHA #2225 Respiratory Protection

October 5-8 | Raleigh, NC (In-person)

OSHA #501 Trainer Course for General Industry

October 5-8 | Greensboro, NC (In-person)

OSHA #511 Standards for General Industry

October 12-15 | Irmo, SC (In-person)

OSHA #510 Standards for the Construction Industry

October 12-15 | Charlotte, NC (In-person)

Lean 300: Facilitating Continuous Improvement Activities

October 12-14 | Greensboro, NC (In-person)

Fall Zoom Practice Sessions

Need some Zoom practice? Come check equipment, learn some features of Zoom, ask questions about upcoming courses and more in our upcoming Zoom Practice Sessions. Join the sessions via the links below:

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SafetyGuardian July 2021

July 2021

A resource for continuous improvement in safety and health from the Southeastern OTI Education Center. Stay up-to-date with health and safety, OSHA, HazMat and HAZWOPER news, courses and events.

Timeout for Safety

Join us for our next Timeout for Safety on Wednesday, August 18 at 2 p.m. or Friday, August 20 at 9 a.m.!  Come prepared to share questions and ideas with fellow safety professionals in an informal, but informative session. 

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Note: Staff assignments are subject to change

Upcoming Sessions

Wed, Aug 18 at 2 p.m.
Mac McNulty and Glenn Clapp
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Fri, Aug 20 at 9 a.m.
Mac McNulty and Glenn Clapp
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Avoiding the Use of Makeshift Attachments for Powered Industrial Trucks

Job-made makeshift boxes, baskets and platforms that are attached to powered industrial trucks pose a huge risk to workers. There have been previously reported falls as a result of using make-shift platforms. Know all the risks and hazards of job-made attachments with OSHA’s Hazards of Using Job-Made Boxes/Baskets/Platforms Safety and Health Bulletin

Hurricane Preparedness and Response 

Hurricane season officially started on July 1. To prepare, OSHA has updated its hurricane preparedness and response page to include how to plan and respond to a hurricane during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Be Safe + Sound at Work: Find and Fix Hazards

The quicker workplace hazards are identified and eliminated the less likely they will cause injury to workers or equipment. OSHA has created an easy-to-understand Be Safe + Sound at Work: Find and Fix Hazards flyer to help workers spotlight hazards, create accountability, identify hazards and fix them. 

Prevent Heat Illness at Work

This summer, temperatures have reached record highs all across the country. Don’t get stuck in a heatwave unprepared. OSHA has created a flyer entitled “Prevent Heat Illness at Work” for quick and easy instructions on what to do to protect yourself and others and the steps you need to take to treat someone suffering from heat-related illness

Coming Soon! 2022 IES Course Catalog

Are you ready to discover what courses IES has in store for 2022? Stay tuned for the 2022 IES courses dates posted on the IES website.

Featured Courses

Lean 200: Applying the Fundamentals
September 7, 2021 | Greensboro NC

Discover the fundamental principles of Lean with Industry Expansion Solutions’ Lean 200 course. Two days of hands-on learning examines tools many organizations use to start their Lean journey such as Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Standardized work, A3 and Kaizen.

Lean 300: Facilitating Continuous Improvement Activities
October 12, 2021 | Greensboro NC

Improve your organization’s kaizen event. Industry Expansion Solutions’ Lean 300 course provides the training needed to prepare and facilitate continuous improvement activities and successful kaizen events.

 

Upcoming Courses

OSHA #2015 Hazardous Materials
August 10-13 |  Raleigh, NC (In-person) 

OSHA #510 Standards for Construction
August 31-September 3 |  Raleigh, NC (In-person)

OSHA #501 Trainer Course for General Industry
August 31-September 3 | Charlotte, NC (In-person)

Lean 200: Applying the Fundamentals
September 7-8  | Greensboro, NC (In-person)

ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management Systems – Internal Auditor Training
September 8-9 |  Raleigh, NC (In-person)

OSHA #2264 Permit-Required Confined Space Entry
September 14-17 |  Raleigh, NC (In-person)

OSHA #7845 Recordkeeping Rule Seminar
September 28  | Irmo, SC (In-person)

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SafetyGuardian June 2021

June 2021

A resource for continuous improvement in safety and health from the Southeastern OTI Education Center. Stay up-to-date with health and safety, OSHA, HazMat and HAZWOPER news, courses and events.

Timeout for Safety

Join us for our next Timeout for Safety on Wednesday, July 21 at 2 p.m. or Friday, July 23 at 9 a.m.!  Come prepared to share questions and ideas with fellow safety professionals in an informal, but informative session.

Save the Zoom link below and join the session on the scheduled date and time.

Note: Staff assignments are subject to change

 

Upcoming Sessions


Wed, July 21 at 2 p.m. 

Lance McClure and Wendy Laing
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Fri, July 23 at 9 a.m. 

Lance McClure and Wendy Laing
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Future Sessions

  • Wed, Aug 18 at 2 p.m.
  • Fri, Aug 20 at 9 a.m.
  • Wed, Sept 15 at 2 p.m.
  • Fri, Sept 17 at 9 a.m.

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OSHA Returning to Work Guidelines 

Every day more Americans are returning to their workplaces but there will be a need to implement updated policies and procedures. OSHA has designed Returning to Work Guidelines to ensure we have the tools necessary to return to a healthy and safe working environment. 

 

OSHA Mental Health Resources

Is stress at work affecting your personal life and your mental health? According to The Marlin Company, 80% of workers feel stressed on the job and nearly half say they need help in learning how to manage stress. OSHA maintains a mental health web page with resources dedicated to suicide prevention, coping with stress, substance abuse and the promotion of employee mental health and well-being.

 

COVID-19, Ventilation and Airflow Patterns Fact Sheet from ACGIH

When it comes to slowing down the transmission of the COVID-19 virus, airflow matters. The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) has published the COVID-19: Ventilation and Airflow Patterns Fact Sheet. This fact sheet details proper ventilation systems, airflow patterns, exposure and more.

Upcoming Courses

OSHA #501 Trainer Course for General Industry

July 13-16 | Virtual 

 

OSHA #500 Trainer Course for Construction

July 20-23 | Virtual

 

DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training

August 3-4 | Greensboro, NC (in-person)

 

DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Refresher

August 4 | Greensboro, NC (In-person)

 

Hazardous Waste Management for Generators

August 5 | Greensboro, NC (In-person)

 

OSHA #2015 Hazardous Materials

August 10-13 | Raleigh, NC (In-person)

 

OSHA #500 Trainer Course for Construction

August 17-20 | Virtual 

 

OSHA #503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

August 25-27 | Virtual 

 

OSHA #510 Standards for Construction 

August 31-September 3 | Raleigh, NC (In-person)

 

OSHA #501 Trainer Course for General Industry

August 31-September 3 | Charlotte, NC (In-person)

 

Lean 200: Applying the Fundamentals

September 7-8 | Greensboro, NC (In-person)

 

ISO 14001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

September 8-9 | Raleigh, NC (In-person)

 

Zoom Practice Sessions

Do you have trouble setting up Zoom Meetings or Zoom Webinars? Do you frequently run into problems with using Zoom? NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) offers free public Zoom practice sessions to help you become a Zoom expert. Join the sessions via the links below:

Virtual Zoom Practice Session, July 27, 2021, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. 

Virtual Zoom Practice Session July 28, 2021, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

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