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Whats wrong with this Picture?

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Photographs are a learning tool of how accidents can be prevented. Although highly toxic coatings have been greatly reduced over the years throughout spray paint operations, the potential for workers to become exposed to compounds in excessive concentrations still exists. Thank you to Garrick Johnson, MSPH. our USF SafetyFlorida contributor for September.

The Importance of Hearing Protection

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Occupational noise is sound perceived in any work environment. Depending on its intensity, it can cause damage to one’s hearing. Noise is one of the most common of all the occupational hazards in the United States where more than 9 million workers are exposed to daily average A-weighted noise levels of 85 decibels (85 dBA).

A Note from the Director

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Hazardous noise can be produced from a variety of machinery as well as work environments and are dangerous to younger and more senior employees alike. Extended exposure to hazardous noise can have very harmful residual effect such as permanent hearing damage in one or both ears as well as tinnitus.

A Note from the Director

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Dear Reader, September is recognized as National Preparedness Month, a month in which brings about various weather-related hazards to our region. As we have learned in recent times, disasters wait for no one. It is a critical time for families and the small business community to plan for disasters now […]

Staying Ready: Hurricane Preparedness and your business

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

We should consider ourselves very lucky here in Florida. So far, we have dodged several hurricanes since the start of this year’s season. Unfortunately, luck can only take us so far. Along with saving lives, emergency planning and preparation can be critical to expediting recovery efforts and is often the catalyst during an emergency response.

A Note from the Director

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Dear Reader, It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Florida, widely known as the “Sunshine State” is on record as being the warmest state in our nation. Although, this may be great for beach-goers, for Florida’s workforce, extreme heat presents a new layer of challenges. Outdoor workers and workers in […]

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Investigating Near-Miss Incidents

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Written by Luis Silva, USF SafetyFlorida Health Consultant What is a Near Miss? Is an unplanned event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage – but had the potential to do so. Other familiar terms for these events are a “close call”, “narrow escape”, or in the case […]