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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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Embry-Riddle Student Section Engages Members on Forklift Safety

The Embry-Riddle Student Section of the Central Florida Chapter has been holding monthly laboratory sessions. These sessions allow students to engage in fun and interactive activities while learning practical skills for an OSH professional. The topic of the November meeting was “Forklift Physics.” Students learned about the various hazards of forklift operation by driving a remote-controlled forklift through a course. The session covered center of gravity, center of balance, the stability triangle, and the concept of momentum. Case studies of forklift accidents were also covered to relate these concepts to the real world. Student Section President Alex Hall reports “The meeting was a BLAST!  Students really enjoyed the hands-on learning aspect and were fully engaged in this experiential learning on forklift safety.”