FREE Hearing Loss Prevention Seminar

FREE Hearing Loss Prevention Seminar
February 9, 2017 – Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
Hilton Tampa Downtown

3M™ E-A-R™ Hearing Loss Prevention Seminar – brought to you by 3M™ E-A-R™ PELTOR™ Brands – February 9 (Thursday) – Tampa FL – FREE

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There’s no better way to educate yourself and your staff about the current regulations, equipment choices, employee training programs and legal issues related to noise hazards and hearing conservation. Conducted by two of the industry’s most respected hearing experts, these day-long seminars discuss, in detail, topics critical to effective hearing conservation program management and how to properly protect your employees from hazardous noise . We’ve learned a lot in 40+ years of research and development of hearing protection devices, and this is your opportunity to share that knowledge. Seminars focus on practical and applied solutions rather than highly technical matters. The topics covered are valuable to anyone involved in hearing conservation, including plant managers, safety managers, industrial hygienists, audiologists, occupational health nurses, insurance carriers, CAOHC technicians and occupational hearing conservation program team members. CEU credits are available. The seminar will be conducted at the Hilton Tampa Downtown .

Pre-enrollment is required. Click here for more information and to register online. You will receive acknowledgment of your registration.


OSHA’s Outreach Training Program and the Center for Construction Research and Training have developed a new OSHA 30-hour construction training elective course: Foundations for Safety Leadership. Responding to a training gap identified by contractors, unions and other industry stakeholders, FSL is designed to introduce construction workers, particularly foremen and lead workers, to five critical safety leadership skills needed to improve jobsite safety climate and safety outcomes. The course stresses the importance of leading by example, engaging and empowering team members, listening and communicating effectively, coaching and providing feedback, and recognizing team members who go above and beyond for safety. The FSL course will be available on OSHA’s Outreach Training Program webpage starting January 1, 2017.

Florida Occupational Injury and Illness Coalition

Click Here to view the first issue of the Florida Occupational Injury and Illness Coalition Quarterly.

The purpose of the Florida Coalition Quarterly is to promote workplace safety and health in Florida and reduce occupational injuries and illnesses, by providing a forum for coalition members and other safety and health professionals to share projects, research, expertise and events. You are encouraged to forward the Coalition Quarterly to your colleagues and other interested parties.

Our goal is to join efforts to make Florida the safest place to work in the Nation! Join the Coalition! Call (850) 245-4444 x 2819 or email for information on joining the Coalition or to subscribe/unsubscribe to our mailing list.

Contact the Florida Occupational Injury and Illness Coalition Editorial Team:

Maria Mitchell, Editor

Juanita J. Chalmers, Co-Editor

Melissa Baniak, Co-Editor

OSHA Worker Safety and Health Activities – Ongoing Zika Virus Outbreak

OSHA Worker Safety and Health Activities

Ongoing Zika Virus Outbreak

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version:  October 12, 2016

Preventing Zika Infection Among Workers

The continued spread of the Zika virus has spurred creation of new materials on protecting a variety of workers, including those who work outdoors or on cruise ships, and healthcare and laboratory workers.

The Zika virus is spread to humans primarily through mosquito bites, but the virus has been detected in body fluids including blood. Work-related transmission has been documented in a research laboratory setting via a needle stick. Healthcare and laboratory employers need to assess Zika risk and protect employees under their blood-borne pathogen exposure control plan.

Outdoor workers are at risk in areas with Zika. So far, that does not include California. In our state, Zika virus infections acquired from mosquitos have been documented to date only among people infected while travelling outside the United States (and possibly to Florida). For outdoor workers and workers who travel to Zika areas, employers need to inform them of the risk and provide them with the means to prevent mosquito bites and possible infection.

Many people infected with Zika do not know they are experiencing its mild symptoms. If a pregnant woman is infected, however, the virus can pass to her fetus and cause serious birth defects. CDC recommends that pregnant women not travel to areas where Zika is transmitted via mosquitos. CDPH’s Zika website includes information for healthcare providers on what to do if they treat someone suspected to have Zika.

Available resources for employers and workers include the following:

CDPH Zika web page for health professionals (

Embry-Riddles’ Construction Risk Management Certificate Program

Construction Risk Management Certificate Program – RCM 1100 and 1200

Embry-Riddles’ Construction Risk Management Certificate Program uniquely provides comprehensive training in project management, risk management/safety, and legal issues. It is a cost effective and time efficient source of comprehensive education for construction, safety, and insurance professionals. These courses were developed and taught by experts who have practiced their craft in the construction and insurance industries for decades.

Upon completion of the program, you will have an overall understanding of the construction industry and prevalent interdisciplinary risks. You will also be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of risk management issues and topics related to:

  • Safety in the construction industry
  • The legal environment of the construction industry
  • Project management in the construction industry

For more information, contact:

Gary Burke, Director
Office of Professional Education, Worldwide Campus
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-3900

OSHA Worker Protection Delay Notice to November 1, 2016


OSHA released a statement on July 13, 2016, delaying the effective date of enforcing employee’s right to report workplace injuries, illnesses. The revise date went from August 10, 2016 to November 1, 2016.   Click here to view OSHA’s notice of this change.

Highlights of the employees’ right to report workplace injuries and illness are as follows:

1. Employers must inform employees of their right to report work-related injuries and illnesses free from retaliation.   – This obligation may be met by posting the OSHA Job Safety and Health — It’s The Law worker rights poster from April 2015 or later (

2. An employer’s procedure for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses must be reasonable and must not deter or discourage employees from reporting.

3. An employer may not retaliate against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses.


OSHA Worker Protection Delay Notice to Nov 2016

Safety 2016 – OSHA Changes

The Plenary Session during Safety 2016 is posted online at There are major changes in OSHA coming into effect in August of this year, including an increase in fines.

Town of Oakland – NAOSH Proclamation

Town of Oakland – NAOSH Proclamation

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OSHA issues final rule to make employers, public better informed about workplace injuries, illnesses

OSHA issues final rule to make employers, public better informed about workplace injuries, illnesses – See OSHA QuickTakes, May 11, 2016 · Volume 15, Issue 12:

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