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COVID-19 and Its impact on your workplace

| Featured News, OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Research suggest almost 50% of small businesses do not have an emergency preparedness plan in place. Failure to have a plan can lead to chaos, confusion and failure. Moreover, it lends itself to insufficient resources and inadequate training for workers. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a major toll on businesses, workers, customers, and the public. Planning in advance for a pandemic or any unexpected disaster is critical to the sustainability of your business. Plans should be up-to-date, address specific risk exposure, sources of exposure, routes of transmission, and any other […]

Large birth weight and increased risk of stillbirth

| Academic & Student Affairs, Centers and Institutes, COPH Office of Research, Featured News, Monday Letter, Our Alumni, Our Research, Programs, Students

Public health researchers have found that a large fetal birth weight is a significant risk factor for stillbirth. USF College of Public Health alumnae Drs. Lindsey King, a clinical assistant professor in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, and Korede Yusuf, assistant professor […]

Tampa General Hospital Wins 2020 John Curran Quality Improvement Award

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Tampa General Hospital (TGH) is the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s (FPQC) 2020 John Curran Quality Improvement Award winner for its efforts to expand mother’s access to long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) options in the immediate postpartum period. In their application, Tampa General submitted its quality improvement project titled “TGH Access LARC […]

COPH alum—and now faculty member—nominated to MCH editorial board

| Academic & Student Affairs, Chiles Center, COPH Office of Research, Featured News, Monday Letter, Our Accolades, Our Alumni, Our People, Our Research

Many graduates of the USF College of Public Health (COPH) move on to distinguished and successful careers in all parts of the country and world, providing a fantastic opportunity for the college to expand its reach and influence. Others find meaningful and important work close to home. And still others […]

Coronavirus in Florida: A Closer Look

| Featured News, OSHA, USF Safety Florida

On the same day worldwide cases of coronavirus were reported to have surpassed 100,000, lawmakers swiftly passed a bill approving 8.3 billion dollars directed toward COVID-19 prevention efforts and research. To date, the CDC has reported 938 total cases in the U.S. and as many as 19 cases in Florida. Currently, there is no vaccine available to protect against COVID-19 and the virus is reported as being transmitted mainly through human-to-human contact. Signs and symptoms of infection with COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. While most Americans are […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

| Featured News, OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Written by: Keith Brown, Safety Supervisor, USF SafetyFlorida Hazard(s): A portable air compressor was found being fed by two, 100 feet long, 16 gauge extension cords. While the extension cords were suspended overhead to avoid contact with the water on the floor, water was encroaching upon the area in which the air compressor was located. Violation(s):29 CFR 1926.403(b)(1) – Examination. The employer shall ensure that electrical equipment is free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees. Specifically, water was observed encroaching upon […]

Policy change + healthier food options = Fun Bites

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While community recreational facilities offer plenty of options for physical activity and getting healthy, the snacks offered at concession stands and vending machines are anything but that, often loaded with fats, salt and sugar.  That’s where public health and social marketing step in. The USF College of Public Health has used […]