CareerSafe's Newest Course: OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Veterinary)

​ A growing industry ​Veterinary medicine is a rapidly growing industry, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has projected a 17 percent growth in employment within the field from 2020 to 2030 . Often, when we think of veterinary and animal care workers, we think of how they help our furry family members, but the industry encompasses more than family veterinarians. Professionals in this industry include: Veterinarians, veterinary technologists and technicians, veterinary assistants, and laboratory animal caretakers Zoo and aquarium workers, including animal caretakers and groundskeepers Animal shelter and animal control workers Stable and kennel workers Groomers Animal trainers ​ Hidden ...
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CareerSafe Teacher Spotlight: Walter Preston

​ This month's CareerSafe Teacher Spotlight is Mr. Walter Preston, a construction teacher at Griffin High School (GHS) in Griffin, Georgia. Mr. Preston served as a military police officer in the US Army for over 20 years before retiring and becoming a teacher at Griffin High School in 2003.   Third-year students in Mr. Preston's classes are preparing for the world of work through activities like resume building and CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour training courses. In fact, a total of 14 GHS students completed their training and received OSHA 10-Hour cards this year. Mr. Preston credits donations from the Construction Education Foundation of Georgia (CEFGA) for making the CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour...
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2021 CareerSafe National Safety Educator of the Year: Dr. Kelly Eichmann

"Kelly's one of those teachers that's just very forward thinking. She's always looking for those opportunities for her kids that will put them in a better position ." Carisa Cordova, Learning Director, Clovis East High School From Mr. Feeny to Miss Frizzle, the media is full of depictions of that elusive unicorn of a teacher: the one who is bursting with passion for their students and the work they do. The one who goes above and beyond every day to make learning an impactful adventure. The one who changes lives. CareerSafe's National Safety Educator of the Year (NSEOTY) for 2021, Dr. Kelly Eichmann, is just such a teacher.   Dr. Eichmann is an instructor for the Patient Care Pathway at ...
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CareerSafe Teacher Spotlight: Forrest Hawthorn

This month's CareerSafe Teacher Spotlight is Mr. Forrest Hawthorn of East Central High School (ECHS) in San Antonio, TX, who has found an amazing way to "electrify" his students' educational journeys. Mr. Hawthorn is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a career and technical education (CTE) teacher who emphasizes safety, including having his students complete the CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour course . As part of his work to inspire interest in Science, Engineering, and Technology (STEM) ,  Mr. Hawthorn leads a team of students in the design, construction, testing, and development of competitive electric vehicles.   ECHS students participate in the Alamo City Electrathon (ACE), whi...
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Veterans Day: Honoring Those Who Served

On November 11, many Americans have a day off work and school for Veterans Day. CareerSafe wants to help spread the word on why it's important not to think of Veterans Day as "just another day off". What's in a name? On the 11 th hour of the 11 th day of the 11 th month of 1918, an armistice—or temporary cessation of hostilities—was declared between Allied forces and Germany in World War I. One year later, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the commemoration of Armistice Day. Armistice Day became a legal federal holiday "dedicated to the cause of world peace" in the United States in 1938. On June 1, 1954, President Eisenhower signed HR7786, changing Armistice Day to Veterans Day, and...
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We're Bringing Safety Back: 94th National FFA Convention & Expo with CareerSafe and SAY

Each year, the National FFA Convention & Expo provides opportunities for students to learn more about who they want to become and how they can prepare themselves for the future. The focus of the event is growing the next generation of leaders in the agriculture industry.  This year, the   94 th National FFA Convention & Expo   returned in-person in Indianapolis, Indiana on October 27-30, 2021. The event had over 56,000 attendees , and CareerSafe was there to share the message of safety with them all! At the CareerSafe booth, students shared agriculture facts from their states, what they loved about FFA, and what they knew about agriculture safety. Additionally, CareerS...
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Cyber Hygiene: Top 5 Ways to Be Cyber Smart

Technology has become an increasingly integral part of our everyday lives—it gives us invaluable tools for productivity and helps us be more efficient and connected than ever. Unfortunately, the very aspects of technology that make it so appealing and helpful can also make the digital world a gold mine for cyber criminals. With that in mind,   we'd like to recognize   Week 1 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month (Be Cyber Smart)   with some tips on cyber hygiene . What is cyber hygiene? Cyber hygiene can be thought of in much the same way as personal hygiene—it's about training yourself to think proactively about your cybersecurity, just as you do with personal wellness. Except, in...
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CareerSafe Teacher Spotlight: Bryan Lehocky

During the 2020-2021 school year, educators found themselves faced with the unique challenge of delivering instruction virtually in the face of a pandemic. While there was an almost universal scramble to find the best possible solution to ensure no student was left behind, educators in places like career and technology centers (CTCs) faced the additional challenge of providing hands-on experience in a virtual world. The staff and administration at Beaver County Career and Technology Center  (BCCTC) , like so many other CTCs, had to produce a plan that was solid and efficient and would also accommodate all the districts and students within their area of service—no simple task! Staff at B...
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Yield Safe Results This National Farm Safety and Health Week

The 2019 data for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the agricultural sector is still one of the most dangerous in America with 577 fatalities. Since fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agriculture industry, the third week of September has been recognized as National Farm Safety and Health Week . This year's National Farm Safety and Health Week theme is  "Farm Safety Yields Real Results". In preparation for next week, CareerSafe wants to highlight some important topics in farm safety and education to help you know what to look for, how to be prepared, and how to respond to agricultural workplace hazards . Some impor...
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National Food Safety Education Month: What’s Cooking in YOUR Kitchen?

The food supply in the United States is among the safest in the world. However, certain disease-causing bacteria or pathogens can contaminate food, causing foodborne illnesses, or "food poisoning". The federal government estimates there are about 48 million cases of foodborne illness annually–that's 1 in 6 Americans. Each year, these illnesses result in an estimated 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Luckily, following four simple steps to food safety (clean, separate, cook, chill) from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) can help lower your chances of getting sick!   CLEAN hands and surfaces often Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before...
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