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City of Winter Springs recognizes North American Occupational Safety and Health Week
Posted - May 09, 2017

Thanks to the Mayor Charles Lacey and the city of Winter Springs for recognizing the importance of Health, Safety and Environmental professional in central Florida.  Winter Springs did a great job recognizing NAOSH week (May 7 through 13, 2017) with this beautiful proclamation.  Click on the link below and select City of Winter Springs, and share with other HSE professionals.

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Central Florida Chapter Celebrates North American Occupational Safety and Health Week May 7 – 13, 2017
Posted - May 05, 2017

The Central Florida Chapter of ASSE Board and volunteers have been busy spreading the word to local municipalities to recognize the importance of Safety, Health and Environment (SH&E) professionals in the central Florida area and the role we play in reducing work place injuries and fatalities.  Spearheaded by Delegate Heather Earl, CSP, we have collected numerous proclamations recognizing NAOSH Week.  Remember to take your favorite Safety Professional to lunch on Safety Professionals Day, May 10, 2017, and take this opportunity to celebrate the importance of workplace safety in your organization.  Proclamations can be reviewed by clicking the link Proclamations

 

2017 Childhood Agricultural Injuries Fact Sheet released
Posted - Apr 13, 2017

From the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety:

“Every three days, a child dies in an agriculture-related incident, and each day, 33 children are injured according to the 2017 Childhood Agricultural Injuries Fact Sheet compiled by the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety in Marshfield, Wis. The leading sources of fatalities are machinery (25%), motor vehicles/ATVs (17%) and drowning (16%).  “There is no central database on childhood agricultural injuries,” said Barbara Lee, Ph.D., director of the National Children’s Center. “In putting together this fact sheet we draw upon the best available data from a variety of sources.” 

Augmenting the data is the National Children’s Center’s news clippings database, AgInjuryNews.org. With nearly 3,000 ag injury articles to query, the mobile responsive online system features search and filter options to find articles by state, date, injury agent, victim age and more. AgInjuryNews.org is used by safety researchers, insurers, manufacturers and health care professionals. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics approves AgInjuryNews.org as a resource for state data analysts validating labor-related injuries and fatalities. Anyone can register to use AgInjuryNews.org. 

The National Children’s Center is one of 11 Centers for Agricultural Disease and Injury Research, Education, and Prevention funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”

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