Product Recall: Kidde Fire Extinguisher

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In November 2017, Kidde recalled two styles of fire extinguishers: plastic handle fire extinguishers and push-button pindicator fire extinguishers. The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency.  Furthermore, with enough force, the nozzle can become detached and pose an impact hazard. The […]

Return to Work Policy

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Written by: William Tomlin The unthinkable has happened – one of your employee’s was injured in a job related accident.  He was taken to local clinic, spent three days away from work, and has now been cleared to return to work with certain restrictions.  What will you do? You as the safety director most likely […]

Welcome Dr. Brian Warrick, new Program Manager

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USF SafetyFlorida Consultation Program is excited to welcome Dr. Brian Warrick as our new Program Manager! Since stepping into his role on November 6, Dr. Warrick has been getting to know the staff and attending meetings with OSHA Representatives and prominent key players in the industry. “It is with great excitement and humility I join […]

FPQC launches initiative to increase access to LARC

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) launched its latest maternal initiative, Access LARC, on Friday, November 3, 2017. Teams from eight Florida hospitals, one OB residency program, and two hospitals from North Carolina along with representatives from the Florida Department of Health, the Agency for Health Care Administration and nine Medicaid Managed Care Organizations met […]

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FPQC Receives New CDC Funding to Support State Perinatal Quality Collaborative

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Florida is one of 12 states to be selected to receive funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) applied to the CDC for a new funding opportunity to support state-based perinatal quality collaboratives. The CDC offered this funding opportunity to build on previous activities to support […]

New FPQC initiative aims to increase vaginal deliveries

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) at the USF College of Public Health has launched a new statewide project aimed at reducing primary cesarean section deliveries in low-risk first-time mothers. “This is an important maternal health issue for Florida mothers and babies as we have one of the highest cesarean rates in the nation,” said […]

Florida Hospitals Promote Primary Vaginal Deliveries in New Initiative

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The Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative (FPQC) launched a new statewide project aimed at reducing primary Cesarean section delivery in low-risk first-time mothers. Delivery by cesarean section has been increasing in Florida from a low of 21.9% in 1996 to a high of 38.1% in 2012; Florida’s provisional 2016 rate is 37.4%. The US has seen […]

Alumna Lindsay Womack lands ‘dream job’ at CDC

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USF College of Public Health alumna Lindsay Womack said her very first public health experience consisted of conducting surveys about clean water in El Salvador during her senior year of college. It was this experience that she said solidified her love for public health. “It was during that trip that I saw the importance of […]