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July 2020 | Issue 27

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


As more businesses begin to open, I want to recognize all of the safety and health professionals who have stepped up to assist their employers and their community in protecting the workplace and the public from coronavirus exposure. Worker safety remains a priority and we all must continue to learn and adjust to the changing conditions of the pandemic. During this summer, take a moment to:

I hope you are safe and find ways to seek joy this summer.

Stay well,


Wendy Laing


Latest News

IES Welcomes New EHS Specialist

Jeff Main has joined NC State Industry Expansion Solutions as an EHS Specialist. He brings a strong background that includes a degree in Environmental Health and nearly 10 years of experience managing OSHA and environmental compliance in manufacturing facilities. Jeff is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), an authorized OSHA Trainer in the General Industry and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.


MNC Network Series

The Manufactured in North Carolina (MNC) Network is proud to present a new educational webinar series aimed at helping manufacturers find solutions to the challenges presented by today’s unique challenges and/or COVID-19. Each webinar will feature a specific topic, facilitated by a subject matter expert, to answer your questions and help you navigate through this trying time.

One that may be of particular interest is the July 19 session, OSHA Guidance During Covid-19. Join Holli Singleton as she takes a look at some of OSHA’s guidance and expectations related to infectious disease and workplace safety. Register for the webinar→

OSHA Revises Coronavirus Enforcement Policies

OSHA has issued a new guidance listing steps employers can follow to implement social (physical) distancing in the workplace as employees return to work. As states lift restrictions and more employees start heading back to work, it is important for employers to help protect workers from exposure to the coronavirus during these unprecedented times.

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Our Blog

MESHage: Clearing the Air on What Not to Wear

Over the last three months, face masks have become all the rage. In some cases, they are practically a fashion statement. Last week, I encountered full snorkeling gear in the produce section at the Harris Teeter…

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Trainer Toolbox for July 2020

  • Extension for Outreach Training Alternative Training Methods
  • Hurricane Preparedness and Response
  • How to Correctly Wear a Respirator
  • 8 Ways to Protect Meat Processing Workers from COVID-19
  • Construction Safety: Virtual Stand-Down

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Focus On: Getting back to work safety

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…

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