Posts Tagged ‘USF SafetyFlorida’

Continued Emphasis on Electrical Safety


Written by: Keith Brown, Safety Supervisor According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), fatal work related injuries for calendar year 2017 in Florida totaled 299, of which 19 were the result of exposure to electricity. Though this is a decrease in electrical work related fatalities from that of 2016, which experienced 23 fatalities, […]

What’s Wrong with This Picture

| Featured News, OSHA

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 […]

Silica Success


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?

| Featured News

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, […]

The benefits of working with USF SafetyFlorida


In fiscal year 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported that all on-site consultation programs combined conducted approximately 26,000 visits to small business worksites nationwide, affecting 1.1 million workers. This feat helped to improve safety and health programs for many small business employers. In addition to improved, more effective safety and health programs, […]

Spray Finishing Using Flammable or Combustible Materials


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 […]