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July 2016 | Issue 3

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.

Take Note

A Letter from the Director

Never Stop Learning

Lifelong learning is inherent to the career of a safety professional. Identifying improved personal protective equipment, obtaining updated monitoring devices with improved technology and continually reviewing OSHA standards for updates or guidance is part of our daily work.

Don’t forget to learn about the new OSHA rule for electronic submission of injury and illness records that takes effect on January 1, 2017. OSHA also anticipates publishing the final version of the revised Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines this summer, so be sure to check their website periodically for this update.

Speaking of new material, we are excited to offer a course that is brand new to North Carolina, OSHA #2055 Cranes in Construction. You might consider learning about these important requirements whether or not you have direct responsibility for crane safety at your site.  We all can contribute to the prevention of a crane accident by learning safe operating procedures and how to spot potential hazards.

It is our honor to be your partner. Stay safe and healthy this summer!

Wendy Laing

Our Blog

MESHage: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Industrial Hygiene

This July 4th marks the 240th birthday of our great nation, and after a year scarred by politics, division and tragedy, a good old fashioned birthday party to honor the occasion might be exactly what we need…



Trainer Toolbox

A collection of everything that’s new for safety trainers! Included in this edition:

  • CSB videos enhance your training
  • Train temporary workers with these free materials

  • “Water, Rest, Shade.” That’s all it takes to avoid heat illnesses!

  • Outreach Training Resources are just a mouse-click away! 

 FOOTnotes – For Our Outreach Trainers: Information specific to OSHA Outreach Trainers authorized through the Southeastern OTI Education Center.



Focus On...

Caring for our Caregivers

In 2013, one in five reported nonfatal occupational injuries occurred among workers in the health care and social assistance industry—-the highest number of such injuries reported for all private industries. In 2011, U.S. health care personnel experienced seven times the national rate of musculoskeletal disorders compared with all other private-sector workers. Join us for training focused on safety for our caregivers.


Featured Courses

Featured course: OSHA #521 Guide to Industrial Hygiene. August 20 - September 1. Raleigh, NC. Recognize potential health hazards in accordance with OSHA's Industrial Hygiene standards. Learn More.

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