Occupational Safety and Health Engineering Program
Occupational Safety and Health Engineering (OSHE) Program is one of four core programs of the University of Cincinnati Education and Research Center. UC ERC is one of the first 17 ERCs that were established in 1977 by NIOSH to serve the regional and national needs in occupational safety and health through interdisciplinary academic education, research training and professional development courses. Four programs of UC ERC reside in three different colleges of UC: Occupational Safety and Health Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), Environmental and Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Medicine Residency in the College of Medicine (COM) and Occupational Health Nursing in the College of Nursing. Learn more about UC ERC here. The OSHE program resides in the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering (MME) of the College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS).
The mission of the OSHE Program is to meet the national and regional needs in occupational safety and health engineering. The OSHE Program trains engineering graduate students with research opportunities relevant to occupational safety and health to foster highly capable safety professionals with advanced degrees: MS and PhD. The Program also offers a graduate certificate in occupational safety and health and plans to offer Master of Engineering (MEng) degree. The Program provides training focusing on safety and health engineering for students in broad areas of engineering disciplines, enabling them to consider safety and health aspects in their professional practice. The OSHE Program trains students through a set of fundamental safety courses, interdisciplinary projects, and a thesis or dissertation research. Graduates from the OSHE Program work in national institutes, academia and private industry as safety practitioners, engineers or researchers.
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