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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

| Academic & Student Affairs, Featured News, Monday Letter, Our Alumni, Our People, Our Research, PRC, Students, Take Note!

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 […]

Job Hazard Analysis in the Workplace

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Written by: Garrick Johnson, Health Consultant, USF SafetyFlorida Employees are exposed to hazards in the workplace on a daily basis and employers have the responsibility of protecting employees from these hazards.  Some hazards can lead to worse outcomes than others and some jobs are inherently more hazardous than others, but […]

A Note From the Director

| Featured News, OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Dear Reader, The evolving Coronavirus outbreak first identified in Wuhan City, China has made its way to parts of the United States. The novel virus has officially been declared as a public health emergency by the presidential administration. Currently, transmission has been reported in 6 US States. Sustained human to human interaction seems to be the mode of transmission, and most of America’s workers are at low potential risk for infection or exposure to the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Healthcare workers should be especially careful as workers in this field are most […]

Dr. William Sappenfield receives March of Dimes service award

| Academic & Student Affairs, Chiles Center, Featured News, FPQC, Monday Letter, Our Accolades, Our People

USF College of Public Health’s Dr. William M. Sappenfield, director of the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) and Chiles Center, has been named the recipient of the March of Dimes Florida Chapter’s 2019 Lawton Chiles Service Award. The award recognizes an individual whose work has positively influenced the advancement of […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

| Featured News, OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Written by: Luis Silva, Health Consultant, USF SafetyFlorida According to OSHA Regulation CFR 1910.134(g)(1)(i)(A) –  Respirators shall not be worn when conditions which interfere with the face to facepiece seal or valve function are present.  Such conditions can include the presence of facial hair, a beard, extended sideburns, a skull […]

A pipeline to public health: COPH program cultivates future maternal & child health professionals

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If you explore the field of public health, you’ll notice that many of the statistics used to represent the health of nations involve mothers and children. And for good reason. The health of individuals and families is vital to the health of the larger communities in which they live. In […]