Continued Emphasis on Electrical Safety

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Written by: Keith Brown, Safety Supervisor According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), fatal work related injuries for calendar year 2017 in Florida totaled 299, of which 19 were the result of exposure to electricity. Though this is a decrease in electrical work related fatalities from that of 2016, which experienced 23 fatalities, […]

What’s Wrong with This Picture

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Written by: Adam Marty, PhD, Health Consultant A one-gallon plastic juice container that contained acetone, a category 2 flammable liquid, was observed in a production area.  The container had become brittle and was breaking apart at the top. Many flammable liquids are solvents which can degrade certain types of plastics causing the plastic to become […]

Landscaping Safety

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Written by: Gabe Garcia, USF SafetyFlorida Safety Supervisor Florida is considered the Sunshine State. While most states are covered with that white, fluffy stuff during the winter season, us Floridians enjoy outdoor activities year-round. Due to our weather conditions and fertile ground, it makes Florida the mecca for the Landscaping Industry. Landscaping is one of […]

Silica Success

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Written by: Dr. Adam Marty, USF SafetyFlorida Safety & Health Consultant The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been enforcing provisions of the new respirable crystalline silica standards for several months now, one for construction and one for general industry and maritime.  The new standards have set a permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 50 […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

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Photographs are a learning tool of how accidents can be prevented. Thank you to Noel (Mac) McCatty, Jr., our USF SafetyFlorida contributor for November.   Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT) can pose serious hazards if not used correctly. Can you spot the hazard in the image above? Hazard(s) B56.1 No modifications or alterations to a powered […]

Hiring your first Safety Director

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The time has come for your organization to add a full-time Safety Director to your staff; whether you have arrived at the point by an OSHA citation or a traumatizing accident or loss of life, there are many factors to consider when looking for a candidate. The level of expertise, education level and experience you […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture

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Hazard(s) An employee was observed climbing down a stepladder after having accessed an upper storage area. The storage area was rated for storage. The intended access point was located on the left side (not seen in the picture) and did not have obstacles or barriers to interfere with gaining access. OSHA has at least three […]