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Bob Nesbit

Bob Nesbit

Bob Nesbit

Program Director, USF OSHA Training Institute Education Center

Bob has an Associate of Science Degree in Mining Engineering Technology and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV. He is also a graduate of the Mine Inspection Program of the National Mine Health and Safety Academy.

Bob worked in mine safety for 26 years, beginning as a Coal Mine Inspector with the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). He retired in 1997 as a Division Chief for MSHA.

Bob joined the Florida Division of Safety as Orlando District Manager in May of 1997. There he managed the district’s 21(d) and public sector associates and provided safety and health services to nine counties in the Central Florida area. While in Orlando, Bob served brief periods of time in Tallahassee at the state level as both the acting Management Information Systems Program Manager and the Occupational Safety and Health Program Manager for the Division of Safety.

When the consultation program was transferred to the University of South Florida in 2000, Bob was appointed Assistant Director - Training. And in 2003, Bob was appointed by USF to be Program Manager of the USF OSHA Training Institute Education Center. The USF OTI Education Center provides fee-based management-level education to safety trainers and managers in Florida and other states in the Southeast.

Bob is an authorized OSHA instructor for both general industry and the construction industry standards. He is also a certified workers’ compensation program manager.