JUL
07

Play it Cool with CareerSafe's Summertime Safety Tips!

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It's summertime, and COVID-19 restrictions are starting to be loosened and lifted. If getting out of your house and finally having some fun sounds appealing, you're not alone! However, emergency rooms often see twice the number of injuries and trauma in the summer that they see in the winter—with the most common injuries resulting from car crashes, severe sunburn, water sports, dehydration, and heat exhaustion.  Although we've just wrapped up National Safety Month , safety is something we should always practice—so let's brush up on some safety skills associated with common summer hazards and make this a "National Safety Summer".  Water Safety According to the National Safety Counci...
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JUN
24

2021 CareerSafe National Youth Safety Video Contest

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CareerSafe offers several scholarship opportunities for students . One of these opportunities is our annual National Youth Safety Video Contest. For this contest, student entrants are encouraged to create short videos demonstrating safety in the workplace. The top 3 entrants receive scholarship prizes for the winning group members and cash prizes for their schools, along with a trip to the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference . ​ 2021 FINALISTS (in no particular order) 1st Place: Tulsa Tech - Riverside Campus, Tulsa, OK "Better CareerSafe Than Sorry" 2nd Place: Middle Creek High School, Apex, NC "Scared Straight Safety" 3rd Place: Midway High School, Newton Grove, NC "Adam Fix...
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JUN
10

What COVID-19 Has Taught Us About Health and Safety

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Times of struggle and challenge are often some of the greatest periods of growth, and the pandemic has certainly created plenty of challenges. However, as we have risen to meet those challenges, COVID-19 has helped shine a light on crucial changes that needed to be made in the world of health and safety. Though the lessons COVID-19 has taught us have been plentiful, a recent Safety+Health magazine article highlights two health and safety truths in particular: 1) none of us are immune to hazards, and 2) the quality of life is determined by health, more than anything. People have a common tendency to believe that the bad thing (in this case, a disease) "won't happen to me", and the pandemic ha...
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MAY
27

National Safety Month 2021: The Year of the Safety Hero

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This year marks the 25 th anniversary of National Safety Month (NSM) , an annual observance begun by the National Safety Council (NSC) with the goal of increasing public awareness of the leading safety and health risks. According to the NSC, the U.S. is currently seeing the highest number of workplace deaths since 2007—there were 5,333 fatal workplace injuries in 2019. Let's work together to get that number WAY down! Following this year's theme, The Year of the Safety Hero , NSC will be focusing on a different topic during each week of June and sharing a variety of safety resources you can use to be a safety hero. The weekly topics for NSM are:   ​ Week 1—Prevent Incidents Before They S...
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MAY
25

#KeepTeenWorkersSafe—More Than Just a Hashtag

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​The hot topic on CareerSafe's social media channels in April and May was teen worker safety. Using the hashtag #KeepTeenWorkersSafe , CareerSafe and our partners shared tips and engaged youth workers in an almost month-long conversation about workplace safety. We were thrilled to highlight so many resources for young workers—and we were a little sad when the official campaign period ended. But the conversation didn't stop in mid-May, because #KeepTeenWorkersSafe is much more than a once-a-year hashtag or social media campaign. You're probably thinking, " Then what exactly is #KeepTeenWorkersSafe? " We're so glad you asked! Laying the foundation for progress In June 2018, CareerSafe joined t...
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MAY
18

NCCER and CareerSafe Form Partnership

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With the joint goal of building a safe workforce, CareerSafe is proud to announce its partnership with the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER). This collaboration will not only ensure that trainees and students in the United States have access to affordable safety training but will allow organizations and companies to track qualifications within NCCER's Registry System.  "We are excited about the benefits this partnership provides to our accredited organizations. For the first time, students will have their OSHA training recognized within the NCCER Registry. By partnering with CareerSafe, programs which may not have access to an OSHA-certified educator are ...
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MAY
11

2 Million Safer—The Face Behind the Achievement!

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We recently shared CareerSafe's milestone achievement of training 2 million students in our safety programs—a HUGE accomplishment! Today, we get to introduce you to our  TWO MILLIONTH   student, Nathan Lavignette. A career and technical education student at Jefferson County High, Nathan, was the two millionth student to enroll in a CareerSafe safety course. To celebrate this accomplishment—for both Nathan AND Careersafe—we headed out to Jefferson County High to meet Nathan, his teacher, his classmates, and his family.  We brought along an OSHA 10-Hour training poster for Nathan—and his classmates who had also completed the training—to sign, honoring their dedication ...
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MAR
29

OSHA National News Release

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Join OSHA  and grain industry leaders for Stand Up 4 Grain Safety Week, March 29 – April 2, and learn how even small changes can save lives: ______________________________________________ OSHA Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor March 16, 2021 OSHA, grain industry leaders say small changes have big impacts Annual Grain Safety Week event focuses on how bin operators' work practices may be the difference between life, death WASHINGTON, DC ‒ Today, six of every 10 workers trapped in a grain bin don't make it out alive. This is a frightening reality, but one that the nation's 8,378 off-farm grain storage facilities' operators can change by following common sense approaches that truly ma...
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MAR
16

CareerSafe Celebrates 2 Million Safer!

CareerSafe Celebrates 2 Million Safer!
CareerSafe is thrilled to reach another milestone! In 2017 we were proud to share our achievement of training over 1 million students in our safety programs, and now, four years later, we have doubled our impact! CareerSafe is now TWO MILLION SAFER and growing! From coast to coast, even in the midst of a global pandemic, students and teachers have been able to use our online safety training as a resource to keep students safe not just on the job, but in all aspects of their lives. We have been fortunate enough to witness first-hand how these dedicated educators continue to pledge to their students the importance of having a CareerSafe classroom with our OSHA 10-Hour programs. The continuous ...
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FEB
23

Teacher Tuesday: Ed Walton

Teacher Tuesday: Ed Walton
  Approximately an hour east of the capital in central Illinois is the largest city in the country seat of the state, the historical city of Decatur. There, at Eisenhower and MacArthur High School, Mr. Ed Walton is the Industrial Technology Instructor. Mr. Walton teaches Construction Trades and is in his fourth year of teaching this program. The program is fairly new to the district, Mr. Walton said the focus of his program is not only teach his students skills related to constructing a house but exposing his students to networking opportunities for when they graduate. Mr. Walton values the importance of hard work. He began his journey towards his construction career after he serve...
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