Posts Tagged OSHA

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.

A Note from the Director

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Dear Reader, It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Florida, widely known as the “Sunshine State” is on record as being the warmest state in our nation. Although, this may be great for beach-goers, for Florida’s workforce, extreme heat presents a new layer of challenges. Outdoor workers and workers in […]

Stay Informed about COVID-19

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Written by: Katlyn Thomas, USF SafetyFlorida Health Consultant As we continue to cope with this worldwide pandemic, and the implications at not only a personal, communal, and national level, USF SafetyFlorida consultation will continue to share helpful resources and tools to aid your business in preparing your workplace for the Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019). Prepare Your Small Business and Employees All employers need to consider how best to continue to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and lower the impact in their workplace. This may include activities in one or more of […]

Job Hazard Analysis in the Workplace

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Written by: Garrick Johnson, Health Consultant, USF SafetyFlorida Employees are exposed to hazards in the workplace on a daily basis and employers have the responsibility of protecting employees from these hazards.  Some hazards can lead to worse outcomes than others and some jobs are inherently more hazardous than others, but […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Written by: Adam Marty, PhD., Health Consultant A pallet of concrete was observed being used as an additional counterweight on a forklift. According to OSHA Standard 1910.178(q)(6), “Additional counterweighting of fork trucks shall not be done unless approved by the truck manufacturer.”  The standard also states that forklifts “shall not be altered so that the relative positions of the various parts are different from what they were when originally received from the manufacturer, nor shall they be altered either by the addition of extra parts not provided by the manufacturer […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Written by: Michael Tartal, Safety Consultant A respirator used by employees was not maintained in a clean and sanitary condition. The respirator was covered with paint spray, dirt, and grit. In addition, the respirator was not properly stored. OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.134(h)(1) states that “The employer shall provide each respirator user with a respirator that is clean, sanitary, and in good working order. The employer shall ensure that respirators are cleaned and disinfected using the procedures in Appendix B-2 of 29 CFR 1910.134, or procedures recommended by the respirator […]

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, […]