Concussion is a leading cause of injury for children in recreational sports

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Elementary school-aged children who participate in recreational sports are at greater risk of concussion than most other sports-related injuries. A new study published in PLOS ONE focused on children 5-11 years old who play recreational football, soccer and baseball/softball. Karen Liller, PhD, professor of community and family health at the University of South Florida College […]

One world, one health and one COPH doctoral student

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Venita Ramirez is a USF College of Public Health (COPH) doctoral student studying advanced practice leadership in public health. She’s also a public health consultant at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, a consulting, research and educational organization for the U.S. Air Force that’s located in Ohio. Ramirez helps public health personnel […]

Is gun violence a political or public health issue? Parkland school shooting survivors speak out

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On June 11, the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Activist Lab, in partnership with USF Health, hosted a gun violence prevention and advocacy presentation. Speakers at the event were David Hogg and Emma González, two students who survived the February 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School in Parkland, Fla. A […]

Recent COPH graduate accepts Yale post-doc fellowship

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There hasn’t been a lot of downtime for Malinee Neelamegam. In May, she received her PhD in epidemiology from the USF College of Public Health (COPH). Shortly after, she left for Malaysia, where she’s from, to begin work as a post-doc fellow with the Global Health Equity Scholars (GHES) program, funded by the National Institutes […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture

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Photographs are a learning tool of how accidents can be prevented. Thank you to Keith Brown, our USF SafetyFlorida contributor for June. Hazard(s):                    At a fuel servicing area, diesel fuel (NFPA Class II Combustible Liquid; GHS Category 3 Flammable Liquid) was being stored in and dispensed from […]

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

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Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common occupational diseases and is the second most self-reported occupational illness or injury. An effective hearing conservation program must be implemented by employers in general industry whenever worker noise exposure is equal to or greater than 85 dBA for an 8-hour exposure or in the construction industry when […]

Working Outdoors in Warm Climates

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Written by: Winfred Marrero Pagan, USF SafetyFlorida Safety Consultant Working outdoors in warm climates, especially during the hot summer months, pose a hazard for outdoor workers. Workers must protect themselves against heat, sun exposure and other related hazards. Occupational exposure to heat can result in injuries, disease, reduced productivity, and even death. Workers who are […]