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January 2021 | Issue 30

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


I hope you are armed with new skills as you enter 2021: resiliency, flexibility, and ready to accept change. Here are a few considerations as you establish operational and organizational goals this new year:


Cheers to a bright new year,


Wendy Laing


Our Blog

MESHage: In Memory of 2020

Wooo-hooo! 2020 is finally gone
And not a moment too soon!
To say it brought a few challenges
Is like calling the sea a lagoon.
Stores are out of Lysol wipes,
Six feet is now the new rule…

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Trainer Toolbox for January 2021

  • Protecting Workers from COVID-19 Hazards
  • Ventilation in the Workplace 
  • OSHA Outreach Trainer Research Opportunity
  • Changes to OSHA Guidelines in 2021 
  • Trainer Portal Tutorial

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Focus On: Youth Worker Safety

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the incidence rate for non-fatal injuries for workers, ages 16–19, was 110.3 per 10,000 and 99.3 per 10,000 for workers, ages 20–24 in 2018. Due to youth workers’ inexperience, young (16–24) workers have high rates of job-related injuries…

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Upcoming Courses

Register at least two weeks before the course start date to allow instructors to order required course materials.

OSHA #7105 Evacuation and Emergency Planning
February 8 | Virtual

OSHA #500 Trainer Course for Construction
February 9–12 | Virtual

OSHA #503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers
February 17–19 | Virtual

OSHA #511 Standards for General Industry
February 23–26 | Virtual

OSHA #7505 Introduction to Incident Investigation
March 4 | Virtual

OSHA #7205 Health Hazard Awareness
March 8 | Virtual

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