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May 2016 | Issue 2

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

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” —Helen Keller

A safety professional must be skilled at developing relationships. Communicating the message of safety is based on trust, respect, and caring for others. Our organization seeks to create meaningful relationships with our customers, our partners, and our peers. I can honestly say that I’m learning every day as a result of these relationships, and we hope to create an effective learning environment once our participants enter the classroom.

The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina of the NC State Industrial and Systems Engineering department is a long-standing partner of our organization. This unit provides consulting and training programs for ergonomics and human factors, and is nationally recognized for their expertise. We are delighted for their instruction of the OSHA #2255 Principles of Ergonomics. Consider reaching out to this partner for advice and assistance for ergonomics in your workplace. 

Wendy Laing

Our Blog

MESHage: Road Trips Aren’t What They Used to Be

I remember my college friends all shouting in unison, “ROAD TRIP!!!” and how all 6 of us would pile into Anita Lumpkin’s 1977 Ford Pinto for the 3.5-hour drive to Carolina Beach! Contorting ourselves into that motorized mini death trap, meant the twins had to “double-up” with Mandy sitting on Candy’s lap. Cheerwine? Check. Cheetos? Check. Journey cassette? Check. Oh, and did somebody grab the 32-ounce bottle of baby oil for the tanning? With “Don’t Stop Believin’” blaring all the way, Britt’s Donuts, here we come!



Trainer Toolbox

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

  • Fall Prevention Resources Now Available!
  • 2015 MFCs have been released! 
  • News to Note on Recordkeeping Requirements
  • Take a tour of your OSHA Outreach Trainer Portal* 

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



Focus On...

Crystalline Silica & Hurricane Preparedness Week

From preventing a life-threatening disease to preparing for hurricanes, we offer some valuable information and resources from OSHA, CPWR and the National Weather Service.


Featured Courses

Featured course: OSHA #2255 Principles of Ergonomics. July 18-21. Raleigh, NC. Learn to recognize and evaluate work place conditions that cause or contribute musculoskeletal and nerve disorders. Learn More.
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.

Upcoming Courses

Special Events & Reminders