Before The Storm: Hurricane Resources & Ways to Prepare Florida’s Communities

Tropical Storm Idalia is rapidly gaining strength and is expected to escalate into a dangerous Category 3 hurricane as it approaches the Florida coast. With projected landfall near the Big Bend of Florida on Wednesday morning, this storm poses a significant threat with its mix of heavy rains, high winds, and potential storm surge. We […]

Florida Chamber Health Council Launching Statewide, Business-Led Mental Health Initiative

Dr. Robert “Navy Bob” Roncska Will Lead the Health Council’s Efforts for Florida Ivette Faulkner [email protected] 850-521-1231 TALLAHASSEE, FL (April 27, 2023) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Cabinet is making Florida the safest, healthiest, and most sustainable state in America. Florida businesses can’t be their safest and most sustainable unless public awareness is […]

Guest opinion: Practicing safety preemptively to protect employees

Would you consider safety to be your company’s number one priority? Many companies care about safety, but only when they have to. It is not present in their mission or vision statements nor is it woven into the everyday fiber of the organization. Looking past safety policies and binders of training material on dusty shelves […]

Let’s make workplace safety a priority in Florida

Workplace safety is essential, and the need is apparent in Florida as workplace fatalities continue to rise. According to the Florida Chamber Safety Council’s recent Florida’s Status on Health, Safety and Sustainability Research Report, in 2020, Florida’s workplace fatality rate per 100,000 workers landed at 3.08, just ahead of the United States’ overall rate of […]

OPINION: In Florida, safe workplaces start with leadership

Workplace safety is more important now than ever. Between 2011 to 2018, Florida ranked 34th in the nation with 1,950 workplace fatalities, and nearly 28% of those fatalities occurring in construction alone. As chair of the Florida Chamber Safety Council and corporate safety leader with NextEra Energy, it’s been my experience that great safety performance […]

Guest column: Sustainability steward urges Florida businesses to change their mindset

Florida’s population is estimated to grow by 4 million by 2030. This growth provides tremendous opportunities to businesses in our state, but it also comes with increased risk to Florida’s fragile ecology. There is considerable opportunity for Florida businesses to communicate a message that they prioritize certain efforts beyond just revenue and profit.  After all, […]

Wellness is about so much more than health | Commentary

Health is defined as the absence of disease. Don’t you think it is odd to describe something as the absence of something else? Health is so much more. Wellness is a state of being in good health and it needs to be an actively pursued goal, not just the fact that something bad has not […]

Nautique Boat Company’s Greg Meloon Named to Florida Chamber Safety Council Advisory Board

Joins the Florida Chamber Safety Council’s movement to make Florida the safest, healthiest and most sustainable state in America. TALLAHASSEE, FL (July 7, 2021)— Nautique Boat Company President Greg Meloon is the newest Florida Chamber Safety Council Advisory Board member. “The Florida Chamber Safety Council Advisory Board guides the vision and strategy behind creating national […]

City Furniture’s George Zamora Joins Florida Chamber Safety Council Advisory Board

TALLAHASSEE, FL (June 21, 2021)— The Florida Chamber Safety Council today announced City Furniture’s Director of Safety George Zamora has officially joined its statewide Advisory Board. “Creating a culture of safety is so much more than simply having safety protocols in place,” said Florida Chamber Safety Council President Katie Yeutter. “The Florida Chamber Safety Council’s Advisory […]

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis And The Florida Cabinet Officially Recognize June As Florida Safety Month

TALLAHASSEE, FL (June 15, 2021)—Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis and the Florida Cabinet today presented the Florida Chamber Safety Council with an important Safety Resolution at the June Cabinet meeting, officially recognizing June as the official safety month in Florida. Founded in June 2020, the Florida Chamber Safety Council serves as the official state chapter of […]

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