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Industrial hygiene training program, Colorado State University.

Authors
Blehm-KD
Source
NIOSH 2005 Sep; :1-16
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20029608
Abstract
The Training Project Grant at Colorado State was used to develop additional industrial hygiene manpower for deployment in U.S. work places. Although only a small number of students were directly supported by the grant during the project period, ancillary benefits were development of internship opportunities for undergraduates; enhancement of baccalaureate level placement in occupational health jobs; strengthening of complementary disciplines (health physics, ergonomics) that resulted in an enhanced TPG program beginning in July 2005; and enhancement of curriculum offerings with industrial hygiene topics throughout the entire Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences. Over 85% of all distributed funds went to direct trainee support (tuition, stipends, professional travel, research support), and only a small percentage of cost was distributed to program administration with a partial staff position. No faculty members were directly supported but their contributions in the guise of funding opportunities pursued and publications produced showed the clear synergism between this TPG and the existing programs of study at Colorado State. The TPG was clearly a highly cost effective mechanism to encourage and to produce industrial hygiene expertise at all educational levels from baccalaureate to doctoral levels.
Keywords
Education; Educational-resource-centers; Industrial-hygiene; Industrial-hygiene-programs; Industrial-hygienists; Training
Contact
Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523
Publication Date
20050901
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2005
NTIS Accession No.
PB2006-106728
NTIS Price
A03
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T01-CCT-810435
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
CO
Performing Organization
Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523
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