IFB Beat – Week of April 15, 2024

A Message from the Editor

This week be sure to welcome our latest team additions, review some important safety tips, and check out the opportunities from NFB. Lastly, don’t forget to sign up for the Winston-Salem Facility Red Cross Blood Drive!

Thanks for reading the IFB Beat and have a wonderful week!

Anastasia Powell

IFB Solutions Communications Manager

apowell@ifbsolutions.org | 336-245-5698

Quick Links:

New this Week

Welcome to our new hires!
Tips for a Safe and Productive Workplace
See what S.E.E. is doing!
Adult Support Group Meetings
CLVC Item of the Week

From Our Community

Insider Corner

HR and Opportunities

New Job Openings

Support Group Zoom Meeting Links


Welcome to our new hires!

Beverly Jones headshot

Beverly Jones rejoined the IFB team on April 1st as a Sewing Machine Operator in the ACS department under the supervision of William Lindsey. Originally from Raleigh, NC, Beverly brings a wealth of experience. Outside of work, Beverly enjoys riding his bike, listening to music, and spending time with his siblings. Please take the opportunity to get to know Beverly and extend a warm welcome back to IFB.

Cornelius Washington Headshot

Cornelius Washington joined IFB Solutions on April 8th as a sewing machine operator in the EWOL department under the supervision of Vickie Keaton. He was born and raised in Winston-Salem and comes with great experience. With a deep-rooted passion for sneaker and women’s shoe design, his background in sewing is evidence of his creativity and dedication. Outside of work, Cornelius enjoys spending quality time with his daughter. If you haven’t already done so, please give Cornelius a warm IFB welcome!


Tips for a Safe and Productive Workplace

IFB Solutions has put several processes in place to keep everyone safe at work. We will be reviewing these tips weekly and would like you to please adhere to these rules. Everyone is responsible for safety, and failure to adhere to these guidelines could result in personal injury or injury to others. Violators are subject to disciplinary action. In the April 8 edition we shared tips for safe travel and this week we share proper footwear safety tips. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe!

Footwear Safety Reminder:

  • Closed heel and toe shoes are mandatory in all manufacturing areas.
  • Sandals or slip-on shoes with a half heel or strap are not permitted.
  • Socks are not considered adequate foot covering.

Thank you,

Angela Jordan Director of Safety and Environmental Health


See what S.E.E. is doing!

S.E.E. students and staff show off their tie-dyed t-shirts

For S.E.E. Spring Camp, the kids and staff tie dyed T-shirts by forming patterns with rubber bands then covering the shirts with dye from squeeze bottles of bright colors. We put each shirt into a gallon size zip top bag overnight. The next day, we took off the rubber bands, washed our shirts in cold water, and then dried them in the dryer. Now they are ready to wear to remind us of our first S.E.E. Spring Camp.


Adult Support Group Meetings:

The Forsyth Chapter of the National Federation for the Blind invites you to the Second Chance Prom!

Dance the night away all over again! The Forsyth chapter of the NFB is hosting the Second Chance Prom! This is a fun opportunity for you to enjoy a night of dancing, food, and prizes! It’s a formal affair so, dress your best!

When: Saturday, June 8, 2024
Where: Hampton Inn & Suites Winston-Salem Downtown Hotel, 235 Cherry St.
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: $35 per person

Tickets are on sale now! To purchase contact NFB president Angela Hanes (ACS department) or any NFB member.

Reminder: NFB Peanut Fundraiser

Support the National Federation for the Blind by purchasing our delicious salted roasted shelled peanuts, priced at $5 per bag. Every purchase contributes directly to our community outreach initiatives. Reach out to President Angela Hanes in the ACS department or any NFB member to purchase a bag today!

Upcoming Support Group Meetings

  • Monday, April 8 NFB meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room
  • Tuesday, April 9 Sight Adjustment support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room

CLVC Item of the Week:

Alarm Security Bar

Alarm Security Bar for $44.99. Secure your home from intruders!

Secures your home, dorm, office, or hotel room from intruders with added security! Just stand the Alarm Security Bar on the floor and prop it up against the inside of the door below the doorknob.

If you have questions or are interested in any of the weekly items, please contact your local CLVC for assistance.


From Our Community

Insider Corner

Spotlighting Successful Blind Professionals: submitted by The National Federation of the Blind

Sign up for their newsletter here.

Be Empowered by Blind Entrepreneurs: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 8:00-9:00 p.m., Eastern via Zoom

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) tirelessly advocates for cultural and economic equity in society. We believe that blind people can pursue any career with alternative techniques and access technology. Join us to hear from a panel of successful blind entrepreneurs who are transforming their employment dreams into reality. Our panelists are:

  • Shelby Ball, BEP Owner and Operator, Georgia
  • J.J. Meddaugh, Owner and Operator of AT Guys, Michigan
  • William Ruffin, BEP Owner and Operator, Maryland

Register for the Where the Blind Work Webinar here.


ScripTalk Service: submitted by CLVC associate, Toni Fraser

If you or a loved one has trouble reading prescription medication labels, then ScripTalk is the solution for you. This is a FREE, easy-to-use service available at thousands of pharmacies throughout the United States and Canada that will read all your medication information out loud.

In the United States alone, the Food and Drug Administration estimates that about 1.3 million people are injured by medication errors each year. For those who can’t see to read their medication labels, talking prescription labels can be crucial to ensuring medication safety and adherence.

How It Works

A pharmacist programs a small electronic label with all your prescription information, including drug name, dosage, instructions, warnings, pharmacy information, doctor name, prescription number, date and more. The tag relies on RFID and text-to-speech technology.

The pharmacist places the tag on your prescription medication, and you can use a free mobile ScripTalk App to hear all the information read aloud. Simply download the App from the App Store or Google Play, click the “scan” button and hold the bottle up to either the front of the screen (iPhones) or back of the phone case near the camera (Androids). Click here to see how the App works.

Alternatively, the patient can use a ScripTalk Station, which is about the size of an old, portable CD player or phone message machine. Simply place the pill bottle on the machine and press the “Read” button. The two triangle buttons on either side of the oval read button can be used to jump forward or back through the prescription information. There is a small wheel on the right side of the machine which can be moved to turn the machine on and turn up the volume. Click here to learn how the ScripTalk Station works.

To sign up for ScripTalk, visit the following link, or visit one of our Low Vision Centers for assistance!



HR & Opportunities

New Job Announcements

For all current openings, visit https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs?clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909

Clinical Interviewer – (Work from Home)

Education and Work Experience

  • Must be a licensed professional counselor.
  • A master’s degree or higher from an accredited graduate program in a mental health related field such as social work, psychology, marriage/family therapy or counseling is required.

External candidates may apply at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=87903&clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909

Internal candidates may apply at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=87904&clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909&jpt=ce8685cef740a6280b5fcb492b556fa5


BSC Stock Clerk McGuire AFB – New Jersey

Education and work experience:

  • High School graduate or equivalent

External candidates may apply at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=87800&clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909

Internal candidates may apply at https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=87801&clientkey=8B43E6E34C5D5C9AA3D07BB04DBEB909&jpt=ce8685cef740a6280b5fcb492b556fa5


For more information, please contact a member of the recruitment team at careers@ifbsolutions.org.


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