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USF SafetyFlorida team supports Hurricane Ian recovery efforts

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Following the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, many communities in Florida were faced with the daunting task of rebuilding after the second deadliest hurricane on record slammed into the state. The USF SafetyFlorida Consultation Program, housed in the USF College of Public Health, initiated outreach efforts to these devastated regions under […]

The Leadership & Workers’ Engagement Aspect of the Safety & Health Management System Series: Part 2 of 4

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Dear Reader, Of all the elements in a Safety and Health Management System, Leadership Engagement is by far the most important. A recent cross-sectional study of 155 construction companies in South Africa revealed that leadership visibility and behavior affect safety culture and safety performance in the construction industry (Skeepers & Mbohwa, 2015). Another study of construction companies in Indonesia recognized that one of the main drivers of improving safety performance is safety culture. Safety leadership has been identified as a significant factor shaping safety culture itself. Project owner safety leadership […]

Common Questions About Radon

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

We’re accustomed to dealing with the occupational hazards we can see, hear, feel, or smell. But radon is detectable only by testing, and it’s present in some amounts almost everywhere. This naturally occurring gas has been found in every state, including Florida, and becomes hazardous to our health when concentrated. The following are common questions and answers about radon gas.   What is radon? Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, invisible, and chemically inert gas that comes from the decay of radium in the soil. Radium is a decay product of […]

Safety & Health Management System Series for Small Employers: Part 1 of 4

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Dear Reader, A safe and healthful workplace depends on an effective management system to proactively prevent workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths. Besides OSHA’s Recommended Practice for Safety and Health Programs, other bodies such as the International Organization for Standards (ISO 45001) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI/ASSP Z10)  all recognize that a safety and health management system […]

A Note from the Director

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Each year, OSHA publishes the top 10 most frequently cited hazards to alert employers of commonly cited hazards. In recent years, many of the same hazards consistently reappear and sadly, we continue to see many preventable injuries, illnesses, and deaths related to these hazards.