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Central Florida President Update

Dear Members,

We are excited to announce that we are going to be hosting face-to-face meetings again beginning on August 2nd of 2021. The safety and health of all involved will remain our highest priority. Masks and social distancing will be accommodated for those that are not vaccinated. We are asking those that are vaccinated be mindful of those that are not. Everyone’s comfort level will be different, so we will do our best to make everyone feel safe and comfortable.

We are aware that companies all have their own protocols for meetings and sharing meals. We will do our best to be respectful of all the differing approaches. Please be patient throughout the transitional process and we will all get back in the groove together.

We are excited to see the membership in person again and are working hard to deliver a great lineup of speakers and events. We are confident that another year of growth and success for our chapter is on the horizon.  Please mark your calendars and join us throughout the year, we’ll be saving you a seat.

All Best Wishes,

Josh Densberger

Central Florida Chapter Continues Meeting Virtually

The Central Florida Chapter continues engaging, connecting and educating members virtually, despite being unable to meet in person due to COVID-19.  The May meeting topic was “What OSH Professionals Should Know about Total Worker Health (TWH)” facilitated by Liz Hill and Dede Montgomery of the Oregon Total Worker Health Alliance.

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U.S. DOL Trade Release

U.S. Department of Labor Launches New Webpage to Observe 50th Anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

Washinton, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched a new webpage marking the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the landmark worker safety and health law that led to the creation of OSHA.

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OSHA Recordkeeping Rules and 2020 Update

It that time of year for the USF ERC annual Recordkeeping training on January 24, 2020.  USF ERC is teaming up with the West Central Florida Safety Alliance to host the training at Bernie Little Distribution Conference Center in Lakeland. The training covers all of the recordkeeping standard, electronic submission and different incident scenarios.  It is a great opportunity to get your and your human resource personnel’s questions answered.  There will also be a brief OSHA Update at the end of the presentation.

Please see the attached flyer for registration.  Register soon since space is limited.  If the RSVP button does not work, email your name and company to Luke Vaughn at luke.vaughan@lanierupshaw.com.  Hope to see you there.

Recordkeeping Rules and 2020 Update.pdf

January Chapter Meeting Recap

We had an outstanding turnout for our January Chapter Meeting.  New Chapter Member and Give Kids the World Village Safety Manager Neal McCord hosted the meeting in the Peppermint Room.  Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families.  World-renowned speaker The Safety Training Ninja Regina McMichael gave an excellent presentation on how to improve safety training.  Regina McMichael, CSP, CET, also known as The Safety Training Ninja, has helped companies for over 30 years. She has been developing, delivering, and implementing training programs for every type of organization, including family owned business, global, insurance, trade and professional associations and manufacturing, energy and construction companies. The system of great training works in every industry and discipline.  Everyone left inspired by both the venue and our gracious and energetic speaker.  Several members immediately approached Neal about volunteering at the village!

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