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About Us

“Serving the Southeast Through Workplace Safety and Health Education”

Bob Nesbit

The USF OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center is headquartered in Wesley Chapel, Fla., just north of beautiful Tampa Bay. As part of OSHA Region IV—comprised of the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. We serve the Southeast and beyond to support the overall mission of reducing workplace accidents and injuries by training workers, employers and safety professionals on hazard recognition and avoidance.

The USF OSHA Training Institute Education Center is part of a national network of non-profit organizations authorized by OSHA to deliver occupational safety and health training to public and private sector workers, supervisors, and employers on behalf of OSHACurrently, the USF OSHA Education Center is the leading institution in the state of Florida authorized to deliver this training. We invite you to experience firsthand what sets us apart from other training providers.

USF OTIEC strives to reach as many workers as possible to provide needed safety and health training. Throughout the year, USF OTIEC offers courses and seminars that are free to the public and its partners. Offering the courses free of charge allows workers access to training, who may not have previously been able to afford it. These courses and seminars focused on a variety of areas; however, all topics were designed to enhance knowledge of OSHA and its emphasis areas.



Thomas Bernard, Ph.D, Environmental and Occupational Health Professor and Department Chair
Yehia Hammad, Sc.D, Executive Director, USF OTI Education Center and Professor Environmental and Occupational Health
Robert E. Nesbit, B.A., CWCP, Program Director, USF OTI Education Center