Posts Tagged ‘USF SafetyFlorida’

A Balanced Approach to Workplace Safety and Health

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Worker safety has come a long way with the involvement of OSHA, the various On-Site Consultation Programs and the outreach training institutes. Today’s workplaces are much safer and healthier as a result. However, despite our progress, there continues to be a wide range of issues still left to be remedied as evidenced in the top […]

Cruel Summer

| EOH, Featured News, OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Co-written by: Dr. Thomas Bernard, University of South Florida Faculty andDavid Ashman, USF SafetyFlorida Safety Consultant Although summer has officially ended and autumn is here, the hot weather has been relentless in the sunshine state, especially in the southern region. The blistering heat has broken record highs this year alone. Those working outside in construction […]

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

| Featured News, OSHA, USF Safety Florida

Written by: Gabe Garcia, PCG, PCC, PCM Can you spot the hazard(s) in the image above? If you said partially opened cooler and no disposable drinking cups, you are partially right. Applicable standards 1910.141(b)(1)(iii) Portable drinking water dispensers shall be designed, constructed, and serviced so that sanitary conditions are maintained, shall be capable of being […]

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

| Featured News, USF Safety Florida

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?

| Featured News

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 […]