Posts Tagged safety

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

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Written by: Keith Brown, Safety Supervisor, USF SafetyFlorida Hazard(s): A portable air compressor was found being fed by two, 100 feet long, 16 gauge extension cords. While the extension cords were suspended overhead to avoid contact with the water on the floor, water was encroaching upon the area in which the air compressor was located. Violation(s):29 CFR 1926.403(b)(1) – Examination. The employer shall ensure that electrical equipment is free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to employees. Specifically, water was observed encroaching upon […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer program aims to build careers in occupational health and safety

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Undergraduate students interested in honing their skills are invited to apply for the Summer Institute in Occupational Health and Safety.  Hosted at the USF College of Public Health, the program runs from June 14-19. “The Summer Institute has been an eye-opening and life-changing experience,” said Todd Crutchfield, a 2013 OHS […]

COPH helped drive state’s bicycle helmet law

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Dr. Karen Liller has been a child and adolescent injury prevention researcher for a quarter of a century.  A professor in the USF College of Public Health’s Department of Community and Family Health and a member of the Florida Injury Prevention Advisory Group, she worked with a Tampa General program […]