Posts Tagged ‘OSHA’

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 […]

Landscaping Safety

| OSHA

Written by: Gabe Garcia, USF SafetyFlorida Safety Supervisor Florida is considered the Sunshine State. While most states are covered with that white, fluffy stuff during the winter season, us Floridians enjoy outdoor activities year-round. Due to our weather conditions and fertile ground, it makes Florida the mecca for the Landscaping Industry. Landscaping is one of […]

Silica Success

| OSHA

Written by: Dr. Adam Marty, USF SafetyFlorida Safety & Health Consultant The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been enforcing provisions of the new respirable crystalline silica standards for several months now, one for construction and one for general industry and maritime.  The new standards have set a permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 50 […]

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 wear, damage and other deterioration, […]

Spray Finishing Using Flammable or Combustible Materials

| OSHA

Written by: Dr. Adam Marty This consultant’s corner pertains to industry operations that apply “flammable and combustible finishing materials when applied as a spray by compressed air, “airless” or “hydraulic atomization,” steam, electrostatic methods, or by any other means in continuous or intermittent processes.” This article also pertains to operations that apply “combustible powders by […]

Adelmarie Bones’ new titles, alumna and firm partner

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Originally from Ponce, Puerto Rico, USF College of Public Health alumna Adelmarie Bones started practicing industrial hygiene after graduating with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras Campus in 2007. After working in the field for five years, Bones wanted to gain more expertise in the area of industrial hygiene by […]

EOH student Andrea Johnston works among Hollywood’s stars

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USF College of Public Health MPH student Andrea Johnston began her career in marketing but soon learned that she had a passion for public health. Born and raised in Chino, California, Johnston earned her BA in business marketing from San Francisco State University in 2010. After graduating college, Johnston moved back to the Los Angeles […]