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Whats wrong with this Picture?

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Photographs are a learning tool of how accidents can be prevented. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends that all portable fire extinguishers be inspected on a monthly basis and maintained by a licensed fire protection company on an annual basis. Thank you to Gabriel Garcia, PCG, PCC, PCM, our USF SafetyFlorida contributor for February.

Management Leadership

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

“Management leadership” is an essential element of every successful workplace safety and health plan. It provides the foundation and creates the road map for not only developing the safety management system, but, combined with other attributes, ensures that system contributes to the success of the organization through the prevention of work related injuries and illnesses.

A Note from the Director

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Heads up! If your organization has more than 10 employees you are required to maintain a log of work-related injuries and illnesses according to OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1904.

A Note from the Director

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Since 2015, The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Throughout January, employers will take part in helping identify and eliminating radon exposure hazards at their workplaces across the nation. You can participate in this effort by testing the radon levels at your worksite or implementing EPA recommended radon resistant building techniques throughout your operation.

Aerial Lifts Personal Fall Protection Requirements

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Written by Noel McCatty Jr., USF SafetyFlorida Safety Consultant When job tasks take place in hard-to-reach areas or unfinished environments, aerial lifts are often the answer. Aerial lifts have replaced ladders and scaffolding on many job sites due to their mobility and flexibility. They may be made of metal or fiberglass reinforced plastic and can be powered or manually operated, usually equipped with vertical rotating capabilities. OSHA’s Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms Standard (29 CFR 1910.67) utilizes the American National Standard Institute Standard (ANSI A92.2-1969), in classifying aerial devices. […]

Whats wrong with this Picture?

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Photographs are a learning tool of how accidents can be prevented. Every year, The Amputee Coalition of America estimates that the amputee population will more than double by the year 2050 to 3.6 million. Many accidents that involve the loss of limb can be prevented. Thank you to Patrick Stark, CHST, PCC, PCG our USF SafetyFlorida contributor for December.

Give the Gift of Safety

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

The holiday season is here and our brains are kicking into overdrive as we’re preoccupied with social gatherings, business planning and forecasting, and holiday festivities. Nonetheless, safety hazards do not disappear during the holiday season. In fact, they intensify.