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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 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

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. 

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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:​

August 16
National Immunization Awareness Month

​It's National Immunization Awareness Month. Here are 14 diseases you almost forgot about, thanks to vaccines.

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.​
August 16
FDA Calls for Removal of Opioid Painkiller from the Market

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration has requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals remove their reformulated Opana ER (oxymorphone hydrochloride) opioid pain medication from the market. This is the first time the FDA has ever asked for removal of a previously approved medication. Read more

August 04
Florida Department of Financial Services Division of Risk Management Safety and Loss Prevention Outlook:  Issue 3 | Volume 8 |July-August 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:

  • National Parks & Recreation Month
  • Protecting Against Outdoor Dangers
  • Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission's First Annual Health & Safety Fair
  • Immunization Awareness
  • Common Misconceptions About the Flu
  • Staying Fit While You Sit
  • Word Search
Click here to open the newsletter:  Safety and Loss Prevention Outlook

July 31
Ask a Doctor: Why Do My Feet Fall Asleep When I’m On the Toilet?

A gastroenterologist explains what’s making you go numb while you’re going number two​. Satish S.C. Rao, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor of medicine at the Medical College of Georgia and the director of the Digestive Health Center at Augusta University. Read more as she explains why the bathroom is one place where it doesn’t pay to take your time.

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