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April 2022

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.

“It takes leadership to improve safety.” — Jackie Stewart

Safety Guardian Trivia

Per OSHA’s Electrical Safety Standard (29 CFR 1910 Subpart S), a(n) __________ person is someone who has received training in and has demonstrated skills and knowledge in the construction and operation of electric equipment and installations and the hazards involved.

  1. Authorized
  2.  Competent
  3. Designated
  4. Qualified


D. Qualified  (29 CFR 1910.399)

Timeout for Safety

Our next Timeout for Safety is Wednesday, April 20 at 2 p.m.! This month’s featured topic is Electrical Safety.  Additionally, everyone is encouraged to bring questions and ideas to discuss with fellow safety professionals in an informal, but informative session. 

Note: Staff assignments are subject to change


Upcoming Sessions: 

April 20 at 2 p.m.
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Trainer Toolbox

Faces of Fire – Electrical Safety Video Series

Every electrical burn injury has a story. Faces of Fire, produced by the NFPA, is a series of videos featuring the stories of people impacted by electrical incidents, and demonstrates the need for continued education and awareness about electrical hazards both on the job and at home.  For more, check out our upcoming class on Arc Flash Awareness.

Electrical Safety Self-Assessment

The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has a free online electrical safety evaluation tool. You’ll be guided through a series of questions that will help you assess the effectiveness of your electrical safety program, and identify areas that may require further examination. Think of it as a checklist for your electrical safety program.  Additionally, check out our upcoming class on Arc Flash Awareness.

National Work Zone Awareness Week (April 11-15)

National Work Zone Awareness Week is the week of April 11. National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones.

Featured Courses

Arc Flash Awareness
May 11 | Raleigh, NC

This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge to understand the specific hazards associated with electrical energy, possible injuries from exposure to those hazards, emphasis on safety-related work practices and procedures to provide them protection associated with their respective jobs and task assignments.


OSHA #7210 Pandemic Illness and Workplace Preparedness
May 18 | Raleigh, NC

This 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.

Upcoming Courses

OSHA #500 Trainer Course for Construction
May 10-13 | Irmo, SC

OSHA #7500 Introduction to Safety and Health Management
May 12 | Raleigh, NC 

OSHA #501 Trainer Course for General Industry
May 17-20 | Irmo, SC

OSHA #7205 Health Hazard Awareness
May 19 | Raleigh, NC

OSHA #500 Trainer Course for Construction
May 24-27 | Beaufort, NC

OSHA #5602 Update for Disaster Site Worker Trainer Course
June 1 | Virtual

Fall Zoom Practice Sessions

Need some Zoom practice? Come check equipment, learn some features of Zoom, ask questions about upcoming courses and more in our upcoming Zoom Practice Sessions. Join the sessions via the links below:

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