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USF SafetyFlorida Consultation Program
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Tampa, FL 33612-3805

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BOYNTON BEACH, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed a strategic partnership with the University of South Florida, SafetyFlorida Consultation Program, H.J. High Construction, and the Haskell Co. to promote worker safety and health during the construction of the City of Boynton Beach’s Town Square development project in Boynton Beach, Florida.

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MIAMI, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed a strategic partnership with the University of South Florida Safety and Health Consultation Program, and Shawmut Design and Construction Co. to promote worker safety and health during the construction of the 39,700-square-foot Ransom Everglades School development project in Miami, Florida. The project includes a drop-off loop, two parking lots, and meeting space for the science, technology, engineering, and math facility.

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USF SafetyFlorida was featured in the January 2019 edition of the Florida Trend Magazine. Florida Trend is the magazine of Florida Business that is distributed to more than 30,000 small business owners, manager and entrepreneurs looking for services, tools and resources for their business. 

As featured in the Florida Trend Magazine, January 2019 edition, Falls are the leading cause of fatalities and a major cause of serious injuries on construction sites. Out of 4,674 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2017, 971 or 20.7% were in construction — that is, one in five worker deaths were in construction (osha.gov, 2019). In an effort to combat this statistic, USF SafetyFlorida published in the Florida Roofing Association Magazine to bring awareness to the grime results and promote safer, and healthier working conditions. The article was distributed to 4,500 industry professionals.

Falls are the leading cause of fatalities and a major cause of serious injuries on construction sites. Out of 4,674 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2017, 971 or 20.7% were in construction — that is, one in five worker deaths were in construction (osha.gov, 2019). In an effort to combat this statistic, USF SafetyFlorida published in the Florida Roofing Association Magazine to bring awareness to the grime results and promote safer, and healthier working conditions. The article was distributed to 4,500 industry professionals.

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Byfield Marine Supply Earns SHARP Award

A small company, located in an industrial park off Olive Road, Pensacola, is an enthusiastic participant in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's SHARP program for small businesses.

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Focus on Safety Nets Prize

SHARP company Byfield Marine Supply in Pensacola has a streak of nearly fours years without an injury of any kind to its 17 employees

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Can Safety Consultation Boost Your Bottom Line?

"They are a model small business that proved that with employees and management teaming together to address safety issues, they could turn the work environment around 100 percent."

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Governor Charlie Crist Recognizes Florida SHARP Employers

In April 2009 Governor Charlie Crist sent a letter of commendation to Florida’s 53 SHARP employers.

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Playing it Safe

Sarasota Manatee Business featured USF OTI's Bob Nesbit and USF SafetyFlorida's Charlene Vespi on the urgent issue of how growth is contributing to workplace injuries

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