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Learn About USF SafetyFlorida

The USF Consultation Program at the University of South Florida was established in the summer of 2000. The main focus of this program is to provide occupational safety and health educational outreach and services to small business within the State of Florida.

USF College of Public Health is the parent organization for the OSHA Consultation Program. The department home for the OSHA Consultation Program is Environmental and Occupational Health.

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All employers want to provide a safe and healthful work environment for his or her employees. It is just the right thing to do. Sometimes the solutions, techniques or work barriers make it seem difficult to accomplish. Then you also have the difficulty of understanding all the government regulations.

The staff within the USF Consultation Program and the continuing resources of the College of Public Health are at your fingertips. We are here to provide the most up-to-date education, technology and research.

The USF Consultation Program staff has years of experience in the field of industrial hygiene, building construction safety, public education, environmental and safety and health issues. We are committed to provide training to business groups to address your concerns with safety and health issues and have a positive effect on your bottom line cost within your business. Everyone is interested in saving money in operational costs both direct/indirect costs such as workers' compensation.

Our services are at no cost to the employer. The program is funded 90% through the federal government and 10% through state resources.

We are committed to providing your business the level of services in the areas of occupational safety and health that are needed to support your organization. Identifying potential work hazards and educational outreach along with understanding the government standards relating to OSHA compliance are just a few examples of our services. Partnerships bring ideas and best work practices together to benefit our customers. To request a consultation, please fill out the information on the Request a Free Consultation screen which can be reached by clicking here.

" Safety First" Article in USF Magazine

Safety consultation program helps Florida businesses reduce workplace injuries while turning safety into profits.

Consultation Staff

The USF SafetyFlorida staff is positioned in offices across the state to provide free and confidential safety consultation to small businesses that request their service. Our consultants have a wide range of academic and professional education, and industry, military, and public agency experience in safety and health. All of this benefits you when they help you identify workplace hazards that you can eliminate in order to profit from safety.

OSHA Award

Charlene Vespi, Program Director of the College of Public Health’s USF SafetyFlorida OSHA consultation program, was awarded a 2007 OSCAR by the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

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