Webinar August 3, 2016 – Sampling for Biological Agents: Wise or Wasteful?

Sampling for Biological Agents: Wise or Wasteful? August 3rd at 2:00pm EDT

This will be a great opportunity to learn more about biological agents (molds, bacteria, allergens, etc.) in non-industrial work environments (office, schools, hospitals) from Dr. Rene Salazar, Assistant Professor from the University of South Florida. There will be time for questions and answers at the end of the presentation, so please bring any questions you may have!

Register for the webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3972530389537485571 **Please note you will NOT be able to join the webinar without registering first.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the login information and how to join the webinar.  For more information, or if you have any questions or comments, contact:

Melissa Baniak, Occupational Health and Safety Program Assistant Division of Community Health Promotion, Public Health Research Unit Florida Department of Health

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$20,000 ag safety grants offered by National Children’s Center

Proposals are now being accepted for mini-grants up to $20,000 to support small-scale projects and pilot studies that address prevention of childhood agricultural disease and injury. The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety plans to award three grants. Application deadline is August 17, 2016.

Since 2002, 52 projects have been funded though the National Children’s Center. This year’s funding priorities will be given to projects that:

– Identify and/or address emerging trends in agriculture that may pose risks to children, such as drones, robotics, community-based agriculture, urban agriculture and agritourism. – Address issues pertaining to barriers, motivators and interventions for keeping young children out of the farm worksite. – Address vulnerable populations, such as immigrant workers’ children, Anabaptists, African Americans and Native Americans.

For information on eligibility, how to improve your chances of being funded, submitting a proposal and other frequently asked questions, go to www.marshfieldresearch.org/nccrahs/mini-grants, or contact Marsha Salzwedel, M.S., salzwedel.marsha@mcrf.mfldclin.edu; 715-389-5226 or 1-800-662-6900 option 8.

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Safety 2016 – OSHA Changes

The Plenary Session during Safety 2016 is posted online at https://vimeo.com/172770489. There are major changes in OSHA coming into effect in August of this year, including an increase in fines.Read more

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: https://www.osha.gov/as/opa/quicktakes/index.html

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