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September 2020 | Issue 28

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Take Note

A Letter from the Director


The campus reactivation and return to school was very different this fall, and we are continuing to learn and shift work and family activities to ensure our safety and wellbeing. The return of cooler nights and the coming fall foliage helps to bring a bit of comfort in an otherwise changing environment. As you prepare for the coming season, keep the following updates in mind:

  • For the remainder of the calendar year, most of our open enrollment courses have shifted to a virtual instructor led training (VILT) environment. Check out our schedule and join us, as our instructors and participants are very pleased with this alternative form of instruction!
  • The National Fall Prevention Stand Down is scheduled for September 14–18, 2020. This is a dedicated time to stop work and discuss methods to prevent a fall and an injury or fatality. Numerous resources are available on OSHA’s website.
  • If you work for a NC manufacturer, you may qualify for funded services, including safety assessments, to improve your competitiveness as the market adapts to the COVID-19 disruption. Take our survey to determine your eligibility. 


Wishing you comfort and safety this fall season,


Wendy Laing


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