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

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

October 28, 2020 – October 29, 2020
Warren Cook Health and Safety Discussional

Following a long tradition at the University of Michigan, the 57th Warren Cook Health and Safety Discussional will consist of one and one-half days of discussion by prominent leaders in the fields of industrial hygiene, health, safety, and environment. Discussion sessions are directed by University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

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

This 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