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September 2019 | Issue 22

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


Each year on September 11, I am reminded of the importance of emergency preparedness. Our campus is not alone in actively preparing for fire, weather and active shooter emergencies. In partnership with NC Department of Labor OSH Division and the Safety and Health Council of NC, we are pleased to introduce a new Emergency Preparedness Manager of Environmental Safety and Health (EP-MESH) Certificate program. Consider focusing your professional development efforts on this important topic and seek OSHA’s website for additional resources as you prepare and train your workforce. 

We are also pleased to announce that our 2020 course schedule is posted on our website. We hope to see you soon!


Wendy Laing


Our Blog

MESHage: You, My Friend, Are a Superhero

So you can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound, but you can probably spot unlabeled containers from 75 feet while confiscating an extension cord and explaining how to develop an action plan designed to ensure everyone is safe if that tall building has to be evacuated! Yep, you are a safety professional. You, my friend, are a superhero…

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Trainer Toolbox for September 2019

  • New OSHA Resources Offer Solution To Common Safety Hazards
  • OSHA Publishes Webpage On Measles Prevention
  • Cautionary Tale: Maine Roofing Contractor Fined and Indicted for Manslaughter After Workplace Fall

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Focus On: Addiction in the Workplace

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million Americans adults battled a substance abuse disorder in 2017. 74% experienced an alcohol addiction while 36% had an illicit drug addiction.

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Upcoming Courses

Featured Course:

OSHA #7205 Health Hazard Awareness

Sept. 30 | Raleigh, NC

Interested in learning about the common health hazards in the workplace and methods for controlling and abating these hazards? Join us. Seats still available.

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Featured Course:

OSHA #3085 Principles of Scaffolding

Oct. 14–16 | Raleigh, NC

Learn the requirements for safe construction and use of scaffolding using OSHA’s construction scaffold standards as a guide. Seats still available.

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Featured Course:

DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training

Oct. 17–18 | Raleigh, NC

Learn the basic requirements for shipping hazardous materials using 49 CFR (DOT) regulations. Seats still available.

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