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Iowa occupational safety and health training program.

NIOSH 2000 Oct; :1-45
The University of Iowa Occupational Health and Safety Training Program, with support from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), has provided graduate training in industrial hygiene and residency training in occupational medicine since 1982. The primary objective of this training grant is to contribute to the prevention of occupationally related diseases and injuries in the manufacturing and agricultural sectors in Iowa, the region and nationally through training of industrial hygienists (IH) and occupational medicine (OM) physicians. Industrial hygienists are trained for careers in the private sector or government agencies (MS degree) or for careers in research (PhD degree). OM physicians are trained for careers in the private sector, government agencies, and academic institutions through the two- year accredited residency providing both an academic year leading to the MS or MPH degree and a practicum year. The programs for both IH and OM trainees provide comprehensive training in those fields and encourage active participation in research projects. Areas of specialization in agricultural hygiene and ergonomics are available for IH trainees. Another program characteristic is the active involvement of trainees in the practice of IH and OM through fieldwork and through experiences solving occupational health and safety problems identified through the outreach program, WORKSAFE Iowa. During the grant period, areas of accomplishment are faculty development, improved recruitment methods, enhanced curriculum options, increased research opportunities, and expansion of outreach and educational activities. The industrial hygiene program was accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology and the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABET -ABIH) in 1995.
Training; Education; Industrial-hygiene; Industrial-hygienists; Occupational-medicine; Industrial-health-programs
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division