The Importance of the Hazard Communication Standard

| OSHA

One of the most common deficiencies the consultants of the USF SafetyFlorida Consultation Program, and indeed OSHA inspectors, find relates to either not having a Hazard Communication Program (HAZCOMM) or having a program that lacks all the required elements.  According to the OSHA website, the hazard communication standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) trailed only fall protection […]

The benefits of working with USF SafetyFlorida

| OSHA

In fiscal year 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that all on-site consultation programs combined conducted approximately 26,000 visits to small business worksites nationwide, affecting 1.1 million workers. This feat helped to improve safety and health programs for many small business employers. In addition to improved, more effective safety and health programs, […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture

| OSHA

Answer: Refuse and food waste, what we call putrescible waste, was left on the floor and hanging in a plastic trash bag. OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.141(a)(3)(i) states that “All places of employment shall be kept clean to the extent that the nature of the work allows.” Similarly, OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1926.141(a)(4)(i) states that […]

Portus Stevedoring LLC, Receives a SHARP Renewal

| OSHA

Portus Stevedoring, LLC is one of the premier container and heavy lift cargo terminal operators based in Jacksonville, FL. Portus has maintained a relationship with the USF SafetyFlorida Consultation Program, seeking out ways to continue to improve their safety and health programs and recertification of the SHARP Award. The company has made significant improvements by […]

Ergonomics and Inventive Employees

| OSHA

In this edition of the “What’s Wrong with This Picture,” we will be going beyond the typical review of a violation of OSHA standards. Instead, we will look at identifying ergonomic concerns by noting how employees make changes to their work spaces. Image 1 indicates a potential ergonomic problem that was solved by an inventive […]

A Strong Commitment to Worker Safety

| OSHA

Did you know? There are on average, approximately 14 deaths every day that occur in the workplace. As workplaces continue to evolve and the economy continuously shifts, it is imperative to implement an effective safety and health program that accommodates these changes. Establishing a safety and health program in your workplace is one of the […]

Safe + Sound Week 2018

| OSHA

Once again OSHA is spearheading a nationwide campaign to elevate awareness and understanding of the importance of workplace safety and health programs. The campaign will culminate during the week of August 13-19, 2018, which has been designated as “Safe + Sound Week 2018”. Businesses today want to be sustainable, and part of that means taking […]

Congratulations to Big Top Manufacturing, Inc. for receiving the prestigious SHARP Award!

| OSHA

Big Top Manufacturing, Inc. has been a SHARP company since 2015, and just approved for a renewal in November 2017. The company specializes in the custom manufacturing of fabric buildings and shelters. They provide companies around the world with durable, reliable and low maintenance shelter systems. Big Top Manufacturing, Inc. successfully changed their business practices […]