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Central Florida President Update

Dear Members,

I hope this finds you all well and in good health. Due to the recent rise in COVID infections in our community, the Chapter Board has decided to hold off on the in-person meeting set for August 2nd and return to a virtual format. Uncertainty continues to be an impediment on charting our path forward.  Myself and the rest of the executive board will do our best to remain flexible and keep you informed. Thank you for your patience and understanding. These are confusing and trying times for all of us. We will regroup and see what the numbers look like in a few weeks. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me or any member of the board.

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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