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August 2021

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.

Timeout for Safety

Join us for our next Timeout for Safety on Wednesday, September 15 at 2 p.m. or Friday, September 17 at 9 a.m.!  Come prepared to share questions and ideas with fellow safety professionals in an informal, but informative session.  Recent sessions have featured discussions on fall protection, 300 log entries and employee drug use.

Save the Zoom link below and join the session on the scheduled date and time.

Note: Staff assignments are subject to change

Upcoming Sessions

Wed, Sept 15 at 2 p.m.
Lance McClure and Holli Singleton
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Fri, Sept 17 at 9 a.m.
Lance McClure and Holli Singleton
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Future Sessions


Trainer Toolbox

OSHA Revises National Emphasis Program (NEP) for COVID-19

Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, OSHA has revised its National Emphasis Program (NEP) for COVID-19. The new updates include enforcing protections for workers in non-healthcare industries who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, ensuring workers are protected from retaliation and more.

NCDOL Safety and Health Consultation Program 

The North Carolina Department of Labor’s (NCDOL) Safety and Health Consultation Program was created to help North Carolina businesses meet safety and health standards and regulations. The services the Safety and Health Consultation Program provides include full-service on-site safety and health surveys; technical assistance; safety and health program assessment and assistance; ergonomics evaluation and assistance; air sampling and analysis; noise measurements and recognition and exemption programs. 

Susan Harwood Training Grant Program Materials

Susan Harwood Training Grant program materials are available online for training use. The grant materials include safety and health training, hazard awareness, avoidance and prevention information.

OSHA’s Small Business Safety and Health Handbook

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have developed the Small Business Safety and Health Handbook to provide small business employers with workplace safety and health information.

The handbook explains the benefits of a successful safety and health program implementation, provides self-inspection checklists for employers to identify workplace hazards and reviews key workplace safety and health resources for small businesses.

Featured Courses

OSHA #2045 Machine Guarding
September 28-October 1, 2021 |  Raleigh, NC

This course covers the various types of common machinery, machine safeguards, and related OSHA regulations and procedures. Guidance is provided on the hazards associated with various types of machinery and the determination of proper machine safeguards.

OSHA #2225 Respiratory Protection
October 5 – 8, 2021 | Raleigh, NC

This course covers the requirements for the establishment, maintenance, and monitoring of a respiratory protection program.

Upon course completion, students will have the ability to identify and describe the elements of a respiratory protection program, the proper selection, use, and inspection of respiratory protection, protection factors, and evaluate compliance with OSHA Standards.

Upcoming Courses

OSHA #503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers

September 15-17 | Virtual

OSHA #7845 Recordkeeping Rule Seminar

September 28 | Irmo, SC (In-person)

OSHA #2045 Machinery & Machine Guarding Standards

September 28-October 1 | Raleigh, NC (In-person)

OSHA #7105 Evacuation and Emergency Planning

September 29 | Irmo, SC (In-person)

OSHA #7115 Lockout/Tagout [Controlling Hazardous Energy to Prevent Workplace Injury]

September 30 | Irmo, SC (In-person)

OSHA #7210 Pandemic Illness and Workplace Preparedness

October 1 | Irmo, SC (In-person)

OSHA #2225 Respiratory Protection

October 5-8 | Raleigh, NC (In-person)

OSHA #501 Trainer Course for General Industry

October 5-8 | Greensboro, NC (In-person)

OSHA #511 Standards for General Industry

October 12-15 | Irmo, SC (In-person)

OSHA #510 Standards for the Construction Industry

October 12-15 | Charlotte, NC (In-person)

Lean 300: Facilitating Continuous Improvement Activities

October 12-14 | Greensboro, NC (In-person)

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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