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Volume 13 | Issue 8 | August 2021
Immunization Awareness Month
Dear Reader,

Each year, the month of August is recognized across our nation as National Immunization Awareness Month. In observance, the CDC encourages healthcare providers and employers alike to become familiar and highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Research has proven that vaccines engineered to tackle serious diseases such as shingles, pneumococcal disease, flu, and more recently, COVID-19, are most effective when administered timely.

Stay Safe,

Dr. Brian L. Warrick, PhD, CSP, CIH
Program Director
USF SafetyFlorida
Small Employers, We're Here to Help
If you work in the private sector, in a high-risk area, and you have less than 250 employees at your site and no more than 500 company-wide you are in luck. The USF SafetyFlorida Consultation Program is part of a broad network of occupational safety and health services funded largely by federal OSHA in all 50 states and US territories aimed at delivering professional consultative safety and health services.

Gabe Garcia, PCG, PCC, PCM
Safety Supervisor
USF SafetyFlorida
What's Wrong With This Picture?
Photographs are a learning tool of how accidents can be prevented. Thank you to Keith Brown, our USF SafetyFlorida contributor for August. Can you spot what's wrong with this picture? Keep reading to find out more.

Congratulations to Berman Bros., Inc. for receiving USF SafetyFlorida’s Sunshine State Safety Recognition Award for their commitment to safety on the Headquarters Project. The award is given to Florida employers and employees in all industries who proactively and routinely demonstrate continuous improvement in job safety and health management systems throughout their worksites.

Workers' Compensation Seminars
OSHA and the USF Safety Florida Consultation Program have joined the State of Florida, Department of Financial Services, Division of Workers’ Compensation Division to provide Workers' Compensation and Workplace Safety classes and webinars. These are available to business owners, contractors and everyone responsible for assuring that workers' compensation and workplace safety are a priority.

USF OTIEC Upcoming Courses

OSHA 7200 Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control for Healthcare Facilities

8 Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

24 Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)
To view more upcoming courses offered by USF OSHA Training Institute Education Center, please select the following link:

For information about these courses as well as the center’s professional certificate program for construction, general industry and the maritime industry, visit or e-mail or call (813) 994-1195.