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January 08
Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Risk Management Safety and Loss Prevention Outlook:  Issue 6 | Volume 8 |November - December 2017

The Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Risk Management produces a periodic newsletter titled Safety and Loss Prevention Outlook.  In this issue, the following topics are presented:

  • Holiday Safety
  • The 12 Days of Safety
  • How Effective Is Your Safety Program
  • Using Leading & Lagging Indicators to Measure & Improve Performance
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Stepladder Safety
Click here to open the newsletter:  Safety and Loss Prevention Outlook

January 04
High Blood pressure?  Consider the "DASH" Diet.

For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report ranked the National Institutes of Health-developed DASH Diet "best overall" diet among nearly 40 it reviewed. The announcement came just as new research suggests that combining DASH, or Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, with a low-sodium diet has the potential to lower blood pressure as well as or better than many anti-hypertension medications.

Follow this link for details: DASH Diet​

October 11
Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Risk Management Safety and Loss Prevention Outlook:  Issue 5 | Volume 8 |September - October 2017

The Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Risk Management produces a periodic newsletter titled Safety and Loss Prevention Outlook.  In this issue, the following topics are presented:

  • Mental Health Awareness
  • National Depression & Mental Health Screening Month
  • Active Shooter Preparedness
  • How To Create A Stigma Free Workplace
  • Severe Weather: Preparing Your Workplace For A Disaster
  • Slip, Trip, & Fall Prevention
  • Fire Prevention Week
  • National Drug-Free Work Week
  • Safety & Loss Prevention Word Search
Click here to open the newsletter:  Safety and Loss Prevention Outlook
September 21
Hurricane Irma FEMA Claims

Florida State University has received notification from the State of Florida that Leon County is under evaluation to determine if thresholds will be met for pre-landfall Public Assistance Declaration for Hurricane Irma. FSU will submit estimates to be applied to the $1 million Leon County threshold. FSU is collecting information about losses that were incurred during the time of September 4, 2017 through present.

Any questions regarding property claims and FEMA claims should be directed to Amanda Boor at aboor@fsu.edu or at 850-645-7736.

August 31
Home Depot to Pay $5.7 Million Penalty for Selling Recalled Products

Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. has agreed to pay a $5.7 million civil penalty for selling and distributing previously recalled consumer products, including welding torches, under cabinet power and light strips, stepladders, portable heaters, smoke and CO alarms, and fire extinguishers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced Aug. 30. CPSC said the Atlanta-based company's agreement settles charges that it knowingly sold and distributed approximately 2,816 recalled products from 33 separate voluntary corrective actions from August 2012 through November 2016; it is illegal to sell, offer for sale, or distribute in commerce a consumer product that is subject to voluntary corrective action, such as a recall, that has been publicly announced and taken in consultation with CPSC. Read more https://ohsonline.com/articles/2017/08/31/home-depot-penalty.aspx

August 23
Laboratory Coat Program

Florida State University is now offering lab coats for all research laboratories. This program offers regularly laundered lab coats for all researchers working in laboratories. To find out how you can get your lab coat, either contact EH&S or speak with your Department. Take advantage of this wonderful program to help ensure your safety in the lab.

August 23
Fake OSHA Safety Training Cards

An undercover investigation by the NBC 4 New York I-Team and Telemundo 47 Investiga has found the black market sale of fake safety training cards for New York City construction workers is still booming, despite more than two dozen on-the-job deaths in the last few years and outreach by local officials. 

Read more here: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/investigations/Fake-OSHA-Card-Safety-Training-New-York-City-Construction-Undercover-Investigation-438297433.html#ixzz4q6uykwBu

August 16
Think Fungus: Fungal Disease Awareness Week

Fungal diseases can cause serious infections but often go undiagnosed because their symptoms look like those of other diseases. Partner with CDC to “Think Fungus” during Fungal Disease Awareness Week by joining the thunderclap campaign: 

https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/awareness-week.html​

August 16
National Immunization Awareness Month

​It's National Immunization Awareness Month. Here are 14 diseases you almost forgot about, thanks to vaccines. https://go.usa.gov/xRPEd

August 16
NCI Study Identifies Essential Genes for Cancer Immunotherapy
A new study from the National Cancer Institute identifies genes that are necessary in cancer cells for immunotherapy to work, addressing the problem of why some tumors don’t respond to immunotherapy or respond initially but then stop as tumor cells develop resistance to immunotherapy. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nci-study-identifies-essential-genes-cancer-immunotherapy​
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