The Importance of the Hazard Communication Standard


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


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


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 […]

Join the Movement, it’s National Public Health Week

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The College of Public Health is part of a national effort to create the healthiest nation in one generation. USF Bulls and members of the local community are invited to join the movement and get involved today! In 1995, the American Public Health Association declared the first week of April as National Public Health Week. […]

Dr. Claudia Parvanta releases health communication book

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USF College of Public Health’s Dr. Claudia Parvanta, professor of community and family, says her newest book on health communication is filled with real-world examples. Parvanta and her colleagues, Drs. David Nelson and Richard Harner, wrote the book “Public Health Communication Critical Tools and Strategies,” for doctoral and master’s students to complement the Essential Public […]

Jodi Ray earns Health Advocate of the Year award from Families USA

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USF College of Public Health’s Jodi Ray, program director of Florida Covering Kids and Families, earned the Consumer Engagement Health Advocate Award of the year by Families USA. Families USA is a national nonprofit, nonpartisan consumer health advocacy organization and provides awards annually to those across the nation who exemplify their four core areas of […]

FPQC Launches Labor Support Skills to Promote Vaginal Deliveries Workshops


The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s PROVIDE (Promoting Primary Vaginal Deliveries) Initiative has officially kicked off state-wide. As part of the initiative, trainers will be travelling the state to provide regional workshops to hospitals involved in the project that focus on training hospital staff on labor support skills. The workshops review: The benefits of primary vaginal […]