Successful September Zoom Chapter Meeting

Posted: Sep 22, 2020

On September 22, 2020 the West Florida Chapter of the ASSP held it first on-line Zoom Chapter meeting. Joan Spencer of OSHA presented “Protecting the Safety and Health of Workers-Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)”

The slides for the meeting are linked here. OSHA DOLCOVID Slide Deck 9 22 2020

We hope you can join us for our next virtual meeting.

If you have any ideas for presenters or would lie to present please contact us at

FREE Virtual Professional Development Seminar : Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health

Posted: Sep 17, 2020

2020 Virtual Registration Announcement Click here to See Full Announcement


2020 Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit:

Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health

 FREE Virtual Professional Development Seminar

The 5th Annual Seminar will again be hosted by the Washington Conservation GuildPotomac Section American Industrial Hygiene Association, Lunder Conservation Center, Smithsonian National Collections Program, and Smithsonian Institution Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management.

Dates and Times:

Thursday, 29 October 2020 (1:00 – 5:00 pm ET)

Friday, 30 October 2020 (1:00 – 5:00 pm ET)

Participants will hear collaborative presentations by OEHS and Collection Care professionals, with the theme of Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums, Libraries, Historic Sites, and Conservation Treatment.

Highlights include:

Panels on Covid-19 challenges: Ongoing work in a closed museum; Adapting ASHRAE ventilation guidelines; and Decontamination techniques for collection environments.

  • Presentations on: Safely dealing with mold and pest challenges in collections care; Work-safe mass digitization; Ethical considerations in 9/11 object treatments; Face covering guidance; and Hazards in collections.
  • Virtual museum and art gallery tours, including exhibits related to worker health and safety.
  • Social networking break-out rooms at the end of each day.

Please register at Safety & Cultural Heritage: Eventbrite by Oct 26, 2020.

Instructions for entering the virtual platform will be provided closer to the Event.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations that allow all participants to engage fully.  American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and live captioning will be provided for all main panels and presentations.  If you need accommodations for breakout sessions or other parts of the conference, please reach out to us at the email address below by October 14, 2020.

Questions Welcomed!

Free OSHA training for the 2020 Fall Stand-down

Posted: Sep 09, 2020

Hello All, I hope everyone is doing well.  For the 7th annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction, which will take place September 14-18, 2020, Associated Builders and Contractors, Gulf Coast Chapter, will be providing a virtual presentation on September 17th at 12:00 pm.  The presentation will cover the latest fall statistics in construction, OSHA’s most frequently cited standards dealing with falls, and tools to prevent falls.  As you know, this event raises fall hazard awareness across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.  Employers will be able to provide feedback about their Stand-Down and download a Certificate of Participation. The certificate pages will be active on September 14, 2020 for employers to enter their information and print their certificate following the Stand-Down.  Please see the attached flyer.  The link for the meeting is  Make sure you register through this link any time prior to the meeting.  You will then receive all the information and links you will need for the actual presentation.  Hope to see you there for a lively discussion, Joan


Joan M. Spencer

Compliance Assistance Specialist


5807 Breckenridge Parkway, Suite A

Tampa, Florida 33619

813-626-1177 x 5185

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