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November 2019 | Issue 23

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


As we enter the 2019 holiday season, I am thankful for the relationships that we have built in the classroom and at employer sites in the Southeast. It is a pleasure working with business owners and safety professionals sincerely interested in improving safety and health in the workplace. However, our work is not done. We continue to be challenged with reported accidents and fatalities in the workplace, and we strive to work with you to find new and innovative ways to minimize hazards and educate the workforce.

As you reflect on your safety and health performance this year, I hope you can establish meaningful goals and objectives for next year that advance your journey in workplace safety. Please connect with us at and check out our 2020 course calendarWe hope to see you at the NC Safety Congress November 13–15, 2019.


Wendy Laing

Our Blog

MESHage: Planning the Magic. And Fast Passes.

We’re going to Disney! No, our family didn’t win the Super Bowl—our son is working there and we are taking full advantage of all the discounts and Fast Passes he can get for us. As a character at Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge, he’s paid to pretend that he is from another…

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Trainer Toolbox for November 2020

  • Electrical Safety
  • Global Cold Chain Alliance Renews Commitment To Worker Safety 
  • OSHAs Most Frequent Citations 
  • Using Leading Indicators To Improve Safety and Health Outcomes

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Focus On: Fireplace & Chimney Safety

Santa won’t be able to come cascading down your chimney if it doesn’t meet proper safety standards. Sorry, those are the rules. Fortunately, you have time to make sure your fireplace is up to par before Saint Nick makes his annual run.  Fireplaces are wonderful; they…

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Featured Courses

Nov. 13–15 | Greensboro, NC

Looking to learn about considerable changes that have happened in the General Industry within the past four years? This course will get you updated on all the need-to-know information regarding the General Industry.

OSHA #3015 Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics

Dec. 3–5 | Raleigh, NC

Excavation, trenching and soil mechanics know-how is essential in some fields of work. This course focuses on the OSHA Excavation standard and on the safety and health aspects of excavation and trenching.

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8-Hour HAZWOPER for Environmental Professionals

Dec. 5 | Raleigh, NC

Working with hazardous chemicals can be tricky. Not only can they be a risk to yourself or those around you, you must also follow safety standards when handling hazardous chemicals. This course teaches participants how to recognizing and avoiding common industrial hazards.

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