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Developing a Sustainable Safety Culture: How to Start

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Since 2003, OSHA has used the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) for industry identification throughout its data sets. This system uses a six-digit hierarchical coding system to classify all economic activity into twenty industry sectors. I would encourage employers to first find out the NAICS code your industry and operation is classified under through this system. This will be very useful when researching health and safety standards and regulations OSHA has published related to your industry.

A Note from the Director

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Falls are the number one cause of fatalities in construction. Sadly, despite employer outreach efforts we’re seeing an increase in workplace deaths caused by slips, trips and falls. In 2019, there were 5,333 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States, a 2 percent increase from 5,250 in 2018. Fatalities related to slips, trips and falls have increased 11 percent, totaling 880 deaths.

Whats wrong with this Picture?

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Photographs are a learning tool of how accidents can be prevented. There are many hazards and costly accidents that can result from improperly handling and storing materials. Thank you to Patrick Stark, CHST, PCC, PCG, our USF SafetyFlorida contributor for April.

MCH Student Scholars soar, despite pandemic, remote learning and virtual events

| Academic & Student Affairs, Featured News, Masters Programs, Maternal and Child Health, MCH Training Grant, Monday Letter, Our Accolades

Each year the USF College of Public Health’s (COPH) Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health chooses six graduate students to become MCH Student Leadership Scholars. Despite the pandemic, the scholars pressed on, taking part in a specialized curriculum and individualized, professional-development activities, albeit all remotely. But that virtual […]

New neonatal initiative aims to better involve families


Monica Babich didn’t feel like a mother when she was separated from her daughter Elara following her birth. Skin-to-skin care in the neonatal intensive care unit changed that. By holding Elara skin-to-skin, Monica could feel like a mother and knew she was providing just what Elara needed. Monica, was one of three mothers and fathers who spoke on the experience of parents of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit at the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s PAIRED Initiative Kick Off meeting held on March 19, 2021. FPQC’s new infant health […]

USF Health virtual 5K raises money to help run family violence out of Tampa Bay

| Academic & Student Affairs, Centers and Institutes, Featured News, Harrell Center, Monday Letter, Take Note!

USF Health hosted its virtual 5K, “Run Family Violence Out of Tampa Bay,” from April 17-18. With 107 registrants, the effort raised more than $7,200 that will go to directly support the The USF College of Public Health (COPH) Harrell Center’s priorities. The 5K was endorsed by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office […]

Engineering for public health: COPH, COE partnership brings safer drinking water to Madagascar

| Academic & Student Affairs, Centers and Institutes, COPH Home Page Feed, COPH Office of Research, Featured News, International Programs, Monday Letter, Our Research, Our World, PRC

USF College of Engineering Professor James Mihelcic was visiting Tamatave on the east coast of Madagascar to see the work some of his former graduate students were doing on water sanitation and hygiene. That’s where he stumbled upon local artisans building hand pumps used to access shallow groundwater. “Right in […]