Posts Tagged occupational health and safety

A Balanced Approach to Workplace Safety and Health

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Worker safety has come a long way with the involvement of OSHA, the various On-Site Consultation Programs and the outreach training institutes. Today’s workplaces are much safer and healthier as a result. However, despite our progress, there continues to be a wide range of issues still left to be remedied as evidenced in the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standard violations report. Here at USF SafetyFlorida, we are committed to reducing work related illnesses and injuries through on-site workplace consultations. Secondarily, we help small businesses profit from safer workplaces, […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Written by: David Ashman, Safety Consultant Hazard: Damaged ladders should be taken out of service or tagged out and labeled. Ladders should not be altered or repaired unless it meets the manufacturer’s original design criteria. Applicable Standards: 1926.1053(b)(15) Ladders shall be inspected by a competent person for visible defects on a periodic basis and after any occurrence that could affect their safe use. 1926.1053(b)(16) Portable ladders with structural defects, such as, but not limited to, broken or missing rungs, cleats, or steps, broken or split rails, corroded components, or other […]

USF College of Public Health’s Occupational Exposure Science program makes top 10 ranking

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The USF College of Public Health’s occupational exposure science program has been ranked 8th in the top 20 best industrial hygiene degrees in public health for 2019 by MPH Online. MPH Online is an independent online resource for public health students offering information and guidance regarding public health degrees. They weighted […]

Alumna Ivory Iheanacho makes moves in occupational health and safety

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Her public health practice is industrial hygiene; her passion is worker health. USF College of Public Health alumna Ivory Iheanacho said she was driven to public health for its ability to “safeguard our communities.” The Baton Rouge, La. native earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental management from LSU before deciding […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

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Photographs are a learning tool of how accidents can be prevented. Thank you to David Ashman, our USF SafetyFlorida contributor for December. Can you spot the hazard in the image above? Keep reading to find out. Hazard(s) 1926.502(d)(21) Personal fall arrest systems shall be inspected prior to each use for […]