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Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire: A Brief History on Fire Safety Regulation

| OSHA, USF Safety Florida

The origins of fire protection engineering can be traced back to Ancient Rome. After a devastating fire that destroyed nearly half the city, the Emperor Nero directed that the city be rebuilt utilizing passive fire protection methods, such as space separation and non-combustible building materials. In the early 1900’s several deadly fires in New York City’s garment industry ignited public outrage over the conditions to which workers were subjected. One fire in particular motivated the city and state to act. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City occurred […]

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 or stored to prevent deformation of the face piece and exhalation valve.” OSHA regulation 1910.134 (h) (3)(ii) (A) and (B)  states that inspections should include  “  tightness of connections, and the condition of the various […]

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 […]

Public health research seeks to understand how natural disasters impact spread of Zika

| COPH Office of Research, Departments, Featured News, Global Health, Our Research

USF researchers explore explosion of Zika after the 2016 Ecuadorean earthquake and what it tells us about emergency preparedness On April 16, 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the South American country of Ecuador. It was the most severe seismic event in nearly 40 years – killing roughly 700 people […]

Dr. Phillip Marty awarded professor emeritus with the COPH

| Chiles Center, COPH Home Page Feed, Departments, EOH, EPI-BIO, Featured News, HPM, Monday Letter, Take Note!

Dozens of colleagues and leaders gathered July 20 to celebrate the outstanding 27-year career of Phillip J. Marty, PhD, a consummate professional dedicated to the advancement of USF and USF Health. Marty, professor of public health, internal medicine and psychiatry, held several administrative positions in the USF College of Public […]

USF partnership with local zoo helps save manatees [VIDEO]

| Academic & Student Affairs, COPH Office of Research, Departments, EPI-BIO, Featured News, Monday Letter, Take Note!

They may no longer be considered “endangered,” but Florida’s growing manatee population continues to face various challenges out in the wild. However, the USF College of Public Health is coming to the rescue of these beloved sea creatures, still listed as a “threatened” species. The USF Health college is training […]

#USFLovesOrlando

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On June 13, students, faculty and staff gathered in the heart of the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus to honor and remember the victims of the recent shooting at an Orlando nightclub, as well as to share a connection of unity and comfort in the aftermath of such horror. […]