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.
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!
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…
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.
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.
OSHA #500 Trainer Course for Construction
July 18–21 | Greenville, SC
OSHA #501 Trainer Course for General Industry
July 25–28 | Charleston, SC
OSHA #510 Standards for Construction
July 25–28 | Myrtle Beach, SC
OSHA #502 Update for Construction Outreach Trainers
Aug 3–5 | Myrtle Beach, SC
OSHA #521 OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene
Aug 29–Sep 1 | Raleigh
OSHA #511 Standards for General Industry
Sep 12–15 | Columbia, SC
OSHA #2055 Cranes in Construction
Sep 19–21 | Raleigh
OSHA #3115 Fall Protection
Sep 26–28 | Charlotte
OSHA #7225 Transitioning to Safer Chemicals
Oct 3 | Raleigh
OSHA #3095 Electrical Standards
Oct 10–13 | Charlotte
Special Events & Reminders
Wilmington Safety School
NC Manufacturers Alliance EEHS School
Aug 8–9 | Raleigh
Carolina Star Conference
Sep 14–16 | Greensboro
ASSE Region VI Professional Development Conference
Sep 21–23 | Myrtle Beach, SC
NFPA Fire Protection Week
National Healthcare Quality Week