NIOSH 1999 Mar; :1-29
Academic training for the Industrial Hygiene program has been supported by NIOSH since 1985, as a Training Project Grant in its earlier stages and more recently as part of a new ERC. In addition to the peer-review that attends a NIOSH training grant, the industrial hygiene program is a participant in the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship Program and was also site visited by ABET-RAC Accreditation Team in November 1995 and was accredited in 1996. The peer reviews associated with these activities have helped our self-assessments, and the recognition associated with them provides a national visibility to the industrial hygiene training. The administration of the University and the College of Public Health strongly support the industrial hygiene program through the allocation of faculty time, financial resources for equipment, and the dedicated space for laboratories and offices. The College of Public Health has recently received an additional $2.52 million of funding from the State Legislature. This increase in funding at the College had a significant impact on the program. The share of the Industrial Hygiene program included partial, but significant, support for five faculty members, a teaching fellow and an additional $5,000 to the current budget for students research. Students studying industrial hygiene constitute about 30% of the master's students enrolled in the various programs in the Department. The department faculty fosters interdisciplinary cooperation in both research and training within the department and between the Colleges of Public Health, Nursing, Medicine and Engineering. As a result, strong ties have been developed with the College of Engineering as well as the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing.
Training; Industrial-hygiene-programs; Industrial-hygiene; Education; Industrial-hygienists
Universeity of South Florida, College of Public Health, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
Final Grant Report
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
University of South Florida, College of Public Health, Tampa, Florida