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Occupational safety and health training grant, University of Pittsburgh.
Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Terminal Report, 1980 Sep; :1-45
Progress made in providing training in the occupational and industrial hygiene field at the University of Pittsburgh under the funding from this grant was reviewed. The Department of Industrial Hygiene Engineering was established to achieve a better understanding of the complex factors affecting the health of workers, to use the knowledge in developing procedures to protect and improve worker health, and to disseminate information so that such improvements can be undertaken at various locations in the industrial community. During the first 10 years of the program, 1947 through 1957, six general areas of study emerged: environmental physiology, industrial hygiene, radiation biology, industrial toxicology, carcinogenesis, and preventive medicine. In the 1960s several epidemiological studies were begun. In the 1970s outside factors influenced the growth of the department and several of the branches became independent departments in their own right, such as radiation biology. The industrial hygiene program included courses in health hazards, occupational health, analysis of air contaminants, properties and mechanics of aerosols, basic concepts, statistical methods, epidemiology, health management, sampling and analysis, industrial toxicology, ventilation, radiation health, industrial safety, noise reduction, practice of industrial hygiene, pertinent laws and legislation, respiratory physiology, and chemical mutation of human chromosomes.
NIOSH-Grant; Education; Occupational-health; Industrial-hygiene; Industrial-safety; Worker-health
Occupational Health University of Pittsburgh Dept of Occupational Health Gr Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Final Grant Report
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Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Terminal Report
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division