Portus Stevedoring LLC, Receives a SHARP Renewal


Portus Stevedoring, LLC is one of the premier container and heavy lift cargo terminal operators based in Jacksonville, FL. Portus has maintained a relationship with the USF SafetyFlorida Consultation Program, seeking out ways to continue to improve their safety and health programs and recertification of the SHARP Award. The company has made significant improvements by […]

Ergonomics and Inventive Employees


In this edition of the “What’s Wrong with This Picture,” we will be going beyond the typical review of a violation of OSHA standards. Instead, we will look at identifying ergonomic concerns by noting how employees make changes to their work spaces. Image 1 indicates a potential ergonomic problem that was solved by an inventive […]

A Strong Commitment to Worker Safety


Did you know? There are on average, approximately 14 deaths every day that occur in the workplace. As workplaces continue to evolve and the economy continuously shifts, it is imperative to implement an effective safety and health program that accommodates these changes. Establishing a safety and health program in your workplace is one of the […]

Safe + Sound Week 2018


Once again OSHA is spearheading a nationwide campaign to elevate awareness and understanding of the importance of workplace safety and health programs. The campaign will culminate during the week of August 13-19, 2018, which has been designated as “Safe + Sound Week 2018”. Businesses today want to be sustainable, and part of that means taking […]

Dr. Mahmooda Khaliq Pasha and team use social marketing to reduce salt intake in Latin America

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February is Heart Health Month  A New England Journal of Medicine article indicates that 1.7 million deaths globally can be blamed on consuming too much salt. Many of those deaths can be attributed to the hypertension—and the subsequent stroke and heart disease—excess salt causes. “Too much dietary salt is a major cause of high blood […]

Congratulations to Big Top Manufacturing, Inc. for receiving the prestigious SHARP Award!


Big Top Manufacturing, Inc. has been a SHARP company since 2015, and just approved for a renewal in November 2017. The company specializes in the custom manufacturing of fabric buildings and shelters. They provide companies around the world with durable, reliable and low maintenance shelter systems. Big Top Manufacturing, Inc. successfully changed their business practices […]

OSHA’s New Silica Standards Upheld


A year ending court decision was met with little fan-fare among industries where silica dust exposure is a concern.  In response to industry challenges to OSHA’s new silica standards for the construction, maritime, and general industries, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has sided with OSHA.  The National Law Review reported […]

Policy change+ healthier food options = Fun

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Using policy change to offer healthier food options is ‘Fun’ The Florida Prevention Research Center (FPRC) at USF College of Public Health has used social marketing to improve health and prevent disease for more than 20 years. Under the guidance of Dr. Carol Bryant, professor emeritus, the FPRC worked with the Lexington, Ky. Tween and […]