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USF OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center and Sunshine Education and Research Center (SERC) Return to the 2012 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference



Two nationally-recognized programs within the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health are teaming up once again to provide relevant training programs during the 67th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference and 24th Annual Safety and Health Conference. The event takes place on August 19-23, 2012, at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Fla.

Event coordinators expect the conference to draw more than 350 exhibitors and speakers, and approximately 7,000 attendees including risk managers, regulators, safety professionals, health care providers, adjusters, insurance professionals, attorneys, medical case managers, professional employer organizations, temporary staffing, mediators and medical office administrators.

The USF OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Center and Sunshine Education and Research Center (SERC) will work together for the seventh consecutive year to bring conference attendees programming that addresses their common mission for increased workplace safety. This collaborative effort results in the following programs: the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Course; Cutting Edge Occupational Health Issues: NIOSH and Beyond; two breakouts on workplace safety; and a two-day NIOSH ERC Regional Seminar.

Since 2010, two additional Education and Research Centers (ERC) joined in organizing the NIOSH ERC Regional Seminar emphasizing the application of academic research in safety to the practice of members of the workforce. This partnership includes the University of Alabama Deep South ERC and the University of North Carolina ERC.

For more information about the Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference and the Safety and Health Conference, please visit

About the USF OTI Education Center

OTI Education Centers are 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 OSHA. The USF OTI Education Center has been delivering occupational safety and health training in construction and general industry since 2003, and it has expanded training to the maritime industry and disaster site work. For more information, please visit

About Sunshine ERC

Education and Research Centers are funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to promote graduate training and research related to occupational health and safety. As one of 17 ERCs in the nation, the Sunshine ERC focuses on training professionals on how to treat and prevent occupational illnesses, why illness occur in the workplace and how to make the workplace a safer environment. For more information, please visit

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