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.
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:
- Consider reviewing the specific coronavirus-related guidelines from OSHA on engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices and personal protective equipment.
- Remind your staff of the hazards in working in hot weather.
- And for fun, take a virtual ride with the teddy bears on a swing ride in Walibi Holland theme park in the Netherlands.
I hope you are safe and find ways to seek joy this summer.
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.
Announcing OSHA #7210 Pandemic Illness and Workplace Preparedness Course
IES has announced the addition of a new OSHA course in their solution toolkit. The course describes the recognition of hazards and risks associated with a pandemic illness event and introduces strategies to assist a business, community or family with realistic preparation for a pandemic event to assure business continuity and employee safety. Information will be provided on strategies that can be used to control the spread of the illness, minimize exposure to employees and family and offer resources available from OSHA and other government agencies. This course can be delivered through virtual instructor led training or brought on-site to your organization. Learn More→
OSHA#2045 Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards
September 15–18 | Raleigh, NC
OSHA #2225 Respiratory Protection
September 29–October 2 | Raleigh, NC
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