Posts Tagged ‘OSHA’

COPH professors testify on Capitol Hill

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Two USF College of Public Health faculty members traveled to the Capitol area to provide input on their various areas of expertise. Dr. Kevin Kip, distinguished USF Health professor, served on the FDA Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee and Dr. Thomas Bernard, professor of occupational health, gave his testimony at […]

Hot weather linked to multiple workplace deaths

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Hot weather is here and it’s no secret that extreme heat can be dangerous. In 2018, there were 108 heat-related fatalities and thousands of workers affected by excess heat exposure reported nationwide, making extreme heat the leading cause of weather-related deaths in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. OSHA […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture

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Photographs are a learning tool of how accidents can be prevented. Thank you to Keith Brown, our USF SafetyFlorida contributor for June. Hazard(s):                    At a fuel servicing area, diesel fuel (NFPA Class II Combustible Liquid; GHS Category 3 Flammable Liquid) was being stored in and dispensed from […]

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

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Noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common occupational diseases and is the second most self-reported occupational illness or injury. An effective hearing conservation program must be implemented by employers in general industry whenever worker noise exposure is equal to or greater than 85 dBA for an 8-hour exposure or in the construction industry when […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

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Photographs are a learning tool of how accidents can be prevented. Thank you to William Tomlin, our USF SafetyFlorida contributor for April. Corresponding Standards: OSHA regulation 1910.134 (h)(2)(I) states that “All respirators shall be stored to protect them from damage, contamination, dust, sunlight, extreme temperatures, excessive moisture, and damaging chemicals, and they shall be packed […]

Being prepared for violence in the workplace

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Written by: Garrick Johnson, MSPH, Safety Consultant More and more frequently the top story of the evening news is the report of a new instance of violence in the workplace or a school.  Perhaps because of this, when people hear the term workplace violence they automatically associate violence with shootings. But OSHA’s definition of workplace […]

What’s Wrong with This Picture

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Written by: Adam Marty, PhD, Health Consultant A one-gallon plastic juice container that contained acetone, a category 2 flammable liquid, was observed in a production area.  The container had become brittle and was breaking apart at the top. Many flammable liquids are solvents which can degrade certain types of plastics causing the plastic to become […]