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December 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.

“Prepare and prevent, don’t repair and repent.”
– Unknown

Safety Guardian Trivia

As Santa preps for his big day, there are a lot of details he needs to get in order! But the elves can’t seem to agree on whether he needs a confined space entry permit for all those chimneys! Which of the following is correct?

  1. No. A permit is not required. There are no potential hazards in a chimney.
  2. Yes. A permit is required. A chimney meets all the criteria for a PRCS.
  3. No. A permit is not required. Having an opening at both ends of the chimney means entry and exit are not limited entry. 
  4. No. A permit is not required. He is not “performing work” in the chimney, he is simply passing through.


B. Join Mac McNulty at this month’s Timeout for Safety to explore the ins and outs of confined spaces!

Timeout for Safety

Our next Timeout for Safety is Wednesday, December 14 at 2 p.m. This month’s Timeout will feature information on Permit Required Confined Spaces. Join Mac McNulty for an opportunity to get clarification on Santa’s chimney dilemma and to ask questions about your confined spaces! As always, everyone is encouraged to join and spend a few minutes with fellow safety professionals in an informal, but informative session.

Upcoming Sessions:

December 14, 2 p.m.

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Trainer Toolbox

Workplace Injury and Illness Data

Employers must connect their Injury Tracking Account to a account to submit their 2022 workplace injury and illness data next year (see the Safety Q&A for more information).

Workplace Stress

Mental illness and workplace stress are two very serious issues facing society today. However, employers can play an important role in supporting employees’ mental health and reducing workplace stress. While workplaces can be a source of stress, they can also be a key place for resources to improve employee mental health and well-being. Visit OSHA’s Workplace Stress webpage for employer guidance, real-world solutions and outreach materials.

Featured Courses

OSHA #7845 Recordkeeping Rule Seminar
January 10 | Virtual 

This course is designed to assist employers in identifying and fulfilling their responsibilities for posting certain records, maintaining records of illnesses and injuries and reporting specific cases to OSHA.

OSHA #7510 Introduction to OSHA for Small Businesses
February 7 | Virtual 

This course covers an introduction to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the OSH Act for owners and managers of small businesses.

OSHA #511 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
January 31 – February 3 | Virtual 

This course covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles. A copy of the 29 CFR 1910 General Industry Standards is included with the registration fee. Participants must successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course.

Upcoming Courses

OSHA #503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers
January 11-13 | Virtual

OSHA #7105 Evacuation and Emergency Planning
February 8 | Virtual

OSHA #502 Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers
February 15- 17 | Virtual 

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