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March 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.

“For safety is not a gadget but a state of mind.” — Eleanor Everet

Safety Guardian Trivia

Last fall, OSHA implemented an initiative to protect workers from heat-related illnesses and deaths.  The new initiative prioritizes heat-related interventions and inspections of work activities on days when the heat index exceeds ___________________.

  1. 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

  3. 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

  4. 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

Timeout for Safety

Our next Timeout for Safety is Wednesday, March 16 at 2 p.m.!  This month we will feature information and resources related to protecting workers from exposure to heat.  And, as always, 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: 


March 16 at 2 p.m. 

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Trainer Toolbox

It is critical that all OSHA Outreach trainers keep their contact information updated with their Authorizing Training Organization. The Requirements state, “Each OSHA Outreach Training Program authorized trainer must promptly notify their respective ATO(s) of changes to their contact information, including but not limited to: the trainer’s mailing address, email address, phone number(s), employer or place of employment, etc.”  

If you do need to update your personal information, please login to the Trainer Portal, and proceed to your “Profile” in order to make any changes. If you encounter any issues, or have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at

OSHA Penalty Increases 

On January 16, OSHA civil penalties increased based on 2022 cost-of-living adjustments. View the updated civil penalities. 

Arc Flash Awareness

A report published in Industrial Safety and Hygiene News estimated that, on average, there are 30,000 arc flash incidents every year. An arc flash is a phenomenon where a flashover of electric current leaves its intended path and travels through the air from one conductor to another, or to ground. The results are often violent and when a human is in close proximity to the arc flash, serious injury and even death can occur. OSHA maintains a handout dedicated to promoting arc flash safety.

Featured Courses

OSHA #511 Standards for General Industry
March 29-April 1, 2022 | 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.


OSHA #7215 Silica in Construction, Maritime, and General Industries
April 13, 2022 | Raleigh, NC

This course covers the development and implementation of controls and strategies to prevent or mitigate silica exposures in construction, maritime, and general industries.

Upcoming Courses

OSHA #511 Standards for General Industry

March 29-April 1, 2022 | Virtual


OSHA #7215 Silica in Construction, Maritime, and General Industries

April 13, 2022 | Raleigh, NC


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

April 14, 2022  | Raleigh, NC


OSHA #7410 Managing Excavation Hazards

April 20, 2022 | Greensboro, NC


Arc Flash Awareness

May 11, 2022 | Raleigh, NC

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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