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Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Authors
Conroy-LM
Source
Chicago, IL: University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008 Sep; :1-262
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20037177
Abstract
The Illinois Center for Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health exists to improve, promote, and maintain the health of workers and communities by applying innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to: 1) prepare professionals to be leaders in occupational and environmental safety and health who will direct and manage occupational and environmental safety and health programs, teach other occupational and environmental health professionals, and research issues pertinent to occupational and environmental safety and health; 2) provide continuing education to occupational and environmental health and safety professionals and outreach to workers and communities to improve their knowledge, skills, and awareness of key issues in occupational and environmental safety and health, devoting special attention to the problems and needs of at risk and underserved workers and communities; 3) contribute to the knowledge base in occupational and environmental safety and health by preparing doctoral students, performing faculty and student research on problems of regional, national, and global significance, and disseminating the results of their research; and 4) serve as a regional information resource. The Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research Center (Illinois ERC) is comprised of 12 programs which are summarized in this report. During the reporting period there were 6 academic programs: Industrial Hygiene (IH), Hazardous Substances (HSAT), Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago (OM-UIC), Occupational Medicine at Stroger Hospital of Cook County (OM-CCH), Occupational Health Nursing (OHN), and Agricultural Safety and Health (ASH-A). There were three continuing education and outreach programs: Continuing Education in industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, occupational health nursing, and occupational safety (CE); Hazardous Substances (HST); Agricultural Safety and Health (ASH-CE), and an Outreach program. The ERC also had a Center Administrative Core as well as a Pilot Projects Research Training program (PPRT) and NORA Research Support program (NRS).
Keywords
Occupational-health; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Environmental-health; Training; Industrial-hygiene; Industrial-hygiene-programs; Hazardous-materials; Occupational-medicine; Nursing; Agriculture
Contact
Lorraine M. Conroy, ScD, CIH, Center Director, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Chicago, IL 60612
Publication Date
20080901
Document Type
Final Grant Report
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2008
NTIS Accession No.
PB2010-113228
NTIS Price
A13
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008672
NIOSH Division
OEP
Source Name
Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago
State
IL
Performing Organization
University of Illinois at Chicago
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