JAN
29

Safety Video Contest, One Month Left!

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For the last 8 years, CareerSafe has been proud to sponsor the National Youth Safety Video Contest. A contest aimed at raising awareness of safety and health hazards in the workplace in relation to youth. Each year, the winner is announced at the opening ceremony of the National SkillsUSA® Leadership and Skills Conference. Students across the country who are involved in career and technical education programs are challenged to create and submit short videos demonstrating their knowledge of workplace safety. Last year, over 50 videos were submitted by students! Those entries were then combed through by a panel of CareerSafe and SkillsUSA members which gave us 12 finalists. Those finalists wer...
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JAN
22

Helpful Tips for Winter Weather

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Even though Groundhog Day is still nearly two weeks away, I wouldn't be surprised if the little guy sees his shadow and retreats back to his home to hunker down for an extended winter. This winter has been consistently inconsistent. Here in Central Texas, we had days near freezing followed by days where you could wear shorts comfortably. Up north, the country has been pounded by snow storm after snow storm. In fact, as of publishing, half of the country is snowed in due to a recent barrage of storms that our neighbors to the north (ahem, Canada) thrust upon northerners from Maine to Washington. With all of the winter weather that is still to come, we at CareerSafe want to pass along a few ti...
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JAN
17

Happy 47th Birthday, OSHA OTI!

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In 1971, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established under President Nixon. There was an obvious need to ensure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women, thus OSHA was made. One year later, OSHA adopted existing national consensuses and established Federal standards to provide a baseline for safety and health protection in American workplaces. OSHA's mission to provide safe and healthful workplaces was carried out through the enforcement of standards, provision of training, outreach, education, and assistance. With that in mind, 8 months later, on this day, the OSHA Training Institute was established. The OSHA Training Institute was created...
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NOV
29

Congratulations to the 2018 Safety Educator of the Year, Dr. Tyler Love!

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CareerSafe is proud to announce Dr. Tyler Love of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania as the winner of the 2018 CareerSafe Safety Educator of the Year Award. Love was one of three national finalists for the award. Dr. Larry D. Teverbaugh, Founder and CEO of CareerSafe, presented Love with the award at the ACTE Excellence Awards Banquet in San Antonio on Wednesday night. The Safety Educator of the Year Award was established to recognize educators who have not only dedicated their time to prepare students for the future but to also help students recognize and mitigate workplace hazards in their chosen careers. They instill necessary career skills in their students, while also prioritizing the importance ...
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NOV
27

Teacher Tuesday: Chauncey Kila

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Name: Chauncey Kila School: Tulsa Tech – Lemley Memorial Campus Subject: Masonry / Introduction to Construction Average class size: 36 Years teaching: 16 What projects do you complete?  " A project that my students work on every year is a 9-11 tribute wall. I have been doing this project with my students since 2003. The students design and build a different and unique tribute wall every year and their creativity always amazes me." Why do you have students do those projects? What benefit do you see from it?  "The students enjoy this project because in the first few weeks of school they are working in the shop with their tools and the different types of material. While building the p...
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NOV
20

Teacher Tuesday: Jason McCutcheon

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Name: Jason McCutcheon School: Bisbee High School Subject: Construction Total number of students: 75 Average class size: 15 Years teaching: 20+ What projects do you complete?  "We are very involved in our community. Over the past few years we have completed multiple projects; remodeled the Copper Queen Library Bookstore and built all the shelves the for the bookstore (the oldest library in Arizona) and we built all the shelves and children's table for the their annex library, built storage buildings for the Bisbee Fire Department and the Bisbee Community Garden, we built picnic tables for all of our school district's schools, built decorative steel fence and storage units for Our Second...
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NOV
13

Teacher Tuesday: Sherry Spring

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Name: Sherry Spring School: West Sabine High School Subject: Family and Consumer Sciences Years teaching: 20+ years Tell us more about the food truck project in your classroom! What is it? Why do you have students do it? What benefit do you see from it?  " This project is completed by my Culinary Arts Class. They create a new food truck venue in the "city" of their choice. Students have to select the type of food truck and a name for the truck and then design a marketing slogan. Once this is complete, they construct a mock-up model using a cereal box. They create a menu and then prepare one dish offered from their truck." What kinds of activities do you encourage with students?&nbs...
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NOV
08

OSHA Publishes Top Safety Violations

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In July 2018, CareerSafe signed an alliance with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to provide young workers, aged 16-24, educators, and administrators with information and resources on best practices to keep them safe and healthy in the workplace. The two-year alliance is aimed at promoting safety and health awareness among young workers in career and technical programs which include construction, agriculture, and healthcare industries. As an effort to drive the need for safety education home, OSHA publishes a list of the top 10 violations every fiscal year. Late last month, OSHA announced its list of the agency's top 10 violations for fiscal year 2018. The top 10 (i...
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NOV
06

Teacher Tuesday: Dr. Bart Taylor

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  Name: Bart Taylor School: A&M Consolidated High School Subject: Information Technology Total number of students: 180 Average class size: 20 Years teaching: 18 Tell me more about the video game tournament that you put on! "We have been hosting our video game tournament Game Wars since 2009. It was put together as an effort to raise funds for our SkillsUSA and Robotics programs while trying to utilize skills that we were learning in the classroom. Hosting a video game tournament of this magnitude requires more knowledge than the mere plugging in of a few Xboxes. Students create and implement their own network frameworks, set up gaming servers, program the registration systems, desig...
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NOV
02

Engaged Workers Are The Difference Makers

It is not a big stretch to say that labor-intense jobs can slip into monotony. Doing the same demanding tasks day-in and day-out can lead workers into complacency. Often, workplace complacency manifests in disengagement and poor productivity. According to a Gallup study, companies with engaged employees see a 48% decrease in safety incidents and a 22% increase in productivity. Gallup defines "engaged employees" as those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace. Engaged workers are not only safer and more productive, but they are also present more. Safety, productivity, and attendance are more than just check boxes on a list of employee traits though....
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