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.

February 2, 2021 – April 6, 2021 – ONLINE
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review–Spring

This 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 and has gained the reputation of being one of the premiere programs for individuals who are preparing to take the ABIH certification exam or looking to broaden or refresh their IH knowledge base.

May 14, 2021 – July 31, 2021 – ONLINE
Updates in Occupational Health Nursing
This 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. The program will  also include introductory ergonomics principles so the occupational health nurse can identify the work-related risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders and recommend basic workplace changes. 

Week 1: July 26, 2021 – July 31, 2021 – ONLINE
Week 2: August 2, 2021 – August 6, 2021 – 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.