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Give the Gift of Safety

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

The holiday season is here and our brains are kicking into overdrive as we’re preoccupied with social gatherings, business planning and forecasting, and holiday festivities. Nonetheless, safety hazards do not disappear during the holiday season. In fact, they intensify.

A Note from the Director

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

As we remain diligent in the prevention and elimination of health hazards in the workplace due to due the SARS COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important that we not let safety hazards drift out of focus. Electricity, although vital to business infrastructure in many industries, can be deadly if not properly managed. All members of the workforce utilize electrical energy throughout the performance of their duties, often unaware of the potentially fatal electrical hazards that exist at their worksite.

MCH Train-A-Bull scholar Jennifer Ming Yin Su’s internship is a virtual voyage across countries

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Jennifer Ming Yin Su, a USF College of Public Health Maternal Child Health Pipeline Training Program (MCH PTP) scholar, recently participated in a virtual internship with the Tennessee Department of Health, all while working from her home in Hong Kong.  She said the internship, hosted by the National MCH Workforce […]

PROVIDE

Continuing to PROVIDE during the pandemic: Florida hospitals meet to promote primary vaginal deliveries

| FPQC

The Mid-Project Meeting for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries (PROVIDE) Initiative looked a little different than meetings in the past. Held virtually on November 19, 2020, the meeting attracted more than 130 participants including hospital representatives, healthcare organizations, and other stakeholders. The meeting was an opportunity […]

Whats wrong with this Picture?

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Photographs are a learning tool of how accidents can be prevented. Every year, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports, there are more than 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries and 300 deaths in the U.S. that are caused by falls from ladders. These falls can be prevented by utilizing a combination of ladder safety features and techniques. Thank you to Katlyn Thomas our USF SafetyFlorida contributor for November.

A Note from the Director

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

After months of business closures and social distancing, it’s great to see Florida join the rest of our nation in the gradual process of reopening the economy. This is great news for businesses that have been severely impacted by the economic shutdown, however, this period will also present unique challenges for employers.

The Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort Mid-Project Meeting Connects Diverse Stakeholders

| FPQC

On October 22, 2020, more than 85 participants, representing hospitals, Healthy Start Coalitions, managed care organizations and other stakeholders, gathered for the Maternal Opioid Recovery Effort (MORE) virtual mid-project meeting to assess progress and brainstorm future strategies for supporting mothers. The meeting highlighted the impact of the latest data on maternal death rates, as well as the status of quality improvement activities among hospitals involved in the initiative. Keynote speakers shared information on efforts to build networks of care and deliver trauma-informed services to vulnerable women with OUD before and […]