Posts Tagged ‘USF SafetyFlorida’

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

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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?

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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 […]

Continued Emphasis on Electrical Safety

| OSHA

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

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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 […]

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 […]