Outreach and Continuing Education Courses

The Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering offers short continuing education and professional development courses, ranging from 1 day to 2 weeks in length. They are held at various locations, both on-and off-campus. Although these are non-college credit courses, multiple organizations provide credits towards your professional development.

These programs are designed for practitioners in industrial health and safety, including:
  • Safety and Health Personnel
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Occupational Health Care providers, including nurses and physicians
  • Industrial, Manufacturing and Workplace Design Engineers
  • Management and Labor Representatives
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists Working with Industry
Ergonomic concentrated courses will include, but are not limited to:
  • Occupational Ergonomics
  • Job Analysis
  • Using the 3D Static Strength Prediction Program
  • Ergonomics Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design
  • Ergonomics Interventions and Research: Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace
Additional course topics include:
  • Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review
  • Warren Cook Health and Safety Discussional
  • Updates in Occupational Health Nursing
  • Physical Assessment of the Occupational Health Nurse
  • DOT Medical Examiner Training
To see a full list of the Continuing Education courses offered, visit the COHSE website here.

Upcoming Courses

May 19, 2020 – May 20, 2020 – CANCELED
Using the 3D Static Strength Prediction Program
The 3D Static Strength Prediction Program™ (3D SSPP™) is an ergonomics job analysis and design tool developed by the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics to quantify biomechanical requirements during manual materials handling tasks. This 2- day workshop is devoted to training individuals with an ergonomics background on how to use the computer software and interpret its output.
Ann Arbor, MI

June 22, 2020 – June 23, 2020 – Contact us if you are interested in online offerings.
Updates in Occupational Health Nursing

This two-day course is designed to update the occupational health nurse regarding the assessment, intervention and evaluation of common problems encountered in the work setting. Topics will include chest pain, respiratory ailments, head injuries, penetration/foreign body injuries, musculoskeletal strains and sprains, skin lacerations, mental health, thermal injuries and infectious disease exposure.
Ann Arbor, MI

Week 1: July 20, 2020 – July 25, 2020 – ONLINE
Week 2: July 27, 2020 – July 31, 2020 – ONLINE
Human Factors Engineering Short Course

This human factors engineering training program provides hands-on user interface design experience for anyone looking to improve their organization through proven user interface evaluation techniques.
Ann Arbor, MI

September 21, 2020 – September 25, 2020
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review–Fall

This 4.5-day course provides an intensive, high-level review of a wide range of industrial hygiene topics by more than a dozen experts. It is offered twice annually in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has gained the reputation of being one of the premier programs for individuals who are preparing to take the ABIH certification exam or looking to broaden or refresh their IH knowledge base.
Ann Arbor, MI

November 4, 2020 – November 6, 2020
Physical Assessment for the Occupational Health Nurse

his 3-day course consists of lectures and demonstrations to provide the occupational health nurse with knowledge needed to assess the physical health status of individuals specific to a variety of occupational health settings. Body organs and systems to be covered include: the skin, head, ears, eyes, nose, throat and the respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and neurological systems.
Ann Arbor, MI