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July 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.

“Tomorrow: your reward for working safely today.” — Robert Pelton

Safety Guardian Trivia

Which of the following statements is correct regarding employers who are covered by the OSH Act?

  1. The OSH Act applies to any employer with one or more employees.
  2. The OSH Act only applies to employers with 10 or more employees.
  3. The OSH Act applies to employers in construction (29 CFR 1926), general industry (29 CFR 1910), Maritime (29 CFR 1915) and Agriculture (29 CFR 1928) that have a DART rate of .8 or higher.
  4. The OSH Act applies to all employers in the “business of commerce,” therefore churches and most nonprofit organizations are exempt.


A. 29 CFR 1974.4Any employer employing one or more employees is covered by the Act.

Timeout for Safety

Our next Timeout for Safety is Wednesday, July 20, at 2 p.m. As always, everyone is encouraged to bring questions and ideas to discuss with fellow safety professionals in an informal, but informative session. This month’s Timeout will feature information on OSHA’s most frequently cited violations and PowerPoint slides with the most up-to-date violation statistics will be provided.

Note: Staff assignments are subject to change

Upcoming Sessions: 

July 20 at 2 p.m.
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Trainer Toolbox

Federal Worker Safety

OSHA will offer on-site and online training from August 2-4 to enhance the safety and health of federal workers.


Safe + Sound Week 2022: August 15-21

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event held each August that recognizes the successes of workplace health and safety programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe. Learn more about ways you can participate.

Featured Courses

24-Hour Hazardous Material (HazMat) Technician-Level for Emergency Response
August 2-4, 2022 |Raleigh, NC

This event meets the OSHA training requirements of hazardous material technician-level for emergency responders as outlined in the HazWOPER standard, 29 CFR 1910.120(q) and 29 CFR 1926(q). HazMat technicians are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases for their companies to stop the release.


OSHA #503 Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers
August 17-19 | Virtual 

This course provides an update for currently authorized OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainers on topics such as OSHA general industry standards, policies and regulations. General industry outreach trainers are required to attend this course once every four years to maintain trainer status.


OSHA #3095 Electrical Standards
August 16-19 | Raleigh, NC 

This course is designed to provide participants with the ability to conduct an electrical safety inspection according to OSHA and consensus standards, in order to keep the workplace free of electrical hazards. During this 4-day course, students receive a thorough overview of electrical installations and electrical testing equipment with emphasis on safety-related work practices, electrical hazard recognition, OSHA policies and procedures, and the National Electrical Code.


Upcoming Courses

24-Hour Hazardous Material (HazMat) Technician-Level for Emergency Response
August 2-4 | Raleigh, NC

OSHA #501 Trainer Course for General Industry
August 23-26 |Raleigh, NC

OSHA #7205 Health Hazard Awareness
August 29 | Virtual 

OSHA #7210 Pandemic Illness and Workplace Preparedness
September 1 | Virtual 

OSHA #510 Standards for Construction
September 20-23 | Virtual

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