May 2020 | Issue 26
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.
Our team recognizes the unique circumstances we are facing and craves a sense of normalcy and regular connections with each other and with you. While the outcomes are still a bit uncertain, we are committed to assisting employers in preventing exposures to, and infection with, the evolving coronavirus pandemic.
As you are caring for your workplace, your family and your community, please take a moment to consider a few resources to take care of yourself:
- CDC Daily Life and Coping
- NC State Tips for Combating Stress and Anxiety in Family Life
- The Ergonomics Center Tips on Working from Home
Wishing you well,
A Memo from OSHA
OSHA has provided some information about required training being impacted by COVID-19. We’ve highlighted an important sentence:
“In instances where an employer is unable to comply with OSHA-mandated training, audit, assessment, inspection, or testing requirements because local authorities required the workplace to close, the employer should demonstrate a good faith attempt to meet the applicable requirements as soon as possible following the re-opening of the workplace.”
A well-deserved shout-out to 2020 for reminding us of a not-so-famous Greek philosopher, Heraclitis. It was around 500 BC when he famously suggested that the only thing constant is change…
Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, Industry Expansion Solutions is working on transitioning some of our courses to alternative delivery for June–July and possibly later. Please stay tuned for more information.