What’s Wrong With This Picture?


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 […]

Drs. Petersen and Kirby receive prestigious MCHB awards

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USF College of Public Health (COPH) Dean Donna Petersen and Dr. Russell Kirby, a distinguished university health professor of community and family health, were recently recognized for their public health leadership and service by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). The MCHB is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. […]

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


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 […]

OSHA’s Site Specific Targeting Program


The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is initiating a program to target certain employers for inspection. The program will use injury and illness information electronically submitted by employers for calendar year 2016 to target high injury rate establishments in both the manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors for inspection. Under this program, […]

What’s Wrong With this Picture


Q: Can you spot the hazard in the image above?  Is it water, mineral water, or perhaps soda? Keep reading to find out? A: The bottle in the image above contains acetone. One could very easily confuse this for what is actually supposed to be in the container, which could lead to serious injury. This is […]

Fire safety in the workplace


Fire safety becomes everyone’s job at a worksite. Employers should train workers about fire hazards in the workplace, and about what to do in case of a fire emergency. This plan should outline the assignments of key personnel, and provide an evacuation plan for workers on the site. In the construction industry, a “fire plan” […]