Preparing to Protect the Workforce of Tomorrow
Why attend? Did you know that:
Each day an average of 15 people die due to workplace hazards in the US alone?
- 1 in 3 Americans believe nothing can be done to prevent accidental injuries?
- Approximately 9,000 workers are treated in Emergency Departments because of occupational injuries?
- Industry death rates are higher for Hispanics than white and black workers?
Workers’ compensation costs for industry exceed $80 billion each year?
Graduates of our academic programs find rewarding and challenging careers in various employment sectors - from private employers - such as the automotive industry and mining industry, the public sector - such as the CIA and CDC, and academia. Our graduates generally work as part of a team involving healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners), industrial hygienists, safety professionals and engineers. In the world of occupational and environmental safety and health, multidisciplinary teams collaborate - bringing each disciplines’ expertise to a problem - resulting in solutions!
- According to the U.S. Department of Labor, median annual wage of occupational health and safety specialists was $64,660 in May 2010. The top 10 percent earned more than $94,180. Employment of occupational health and safety specialists is expected to grow, new environmental regulations and laws will require specialists to create and enforce procedures in the workplace.
- Many students get exciting and well paid internships with industries such as automotive (Honda), oil and gas, (Chevron, Exon Mobile) and steel manufacturing.
Scholarships, stipends & tuition support
- Scholarships, stipends & tuition support is available for graduate students in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health Nursing and Occupational Safety & Ergonomics and Injury Prevention
The Summer Institute will be held at University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health. The agenda will be filled with activities geared to increasing your knowledge of environmental and occupational hazards. Through group activities, field trips and lectures you will gain skills in the practice of occupational and environmental safety and health.
|►Emerging Issues in Environmental & Occupational Safety & Health||►Ergonomics: Safer, Healthier Workforce through Engineering|
|►Safety & Health in the Rural South||►Outta Here: Field Trip to Local Industry|
|►Health Hazard Assessment||►Tools of the Trade: Hands-on Session|
Who are we? The Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety promotes health and safety in workplaces and communities through education, research, training and outreach. Our Center brings together students and faculty from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, School of Nursing, Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and the College of Human Studies at the University of Alabama to offer:
►Industrial Hygiene / Environmental Health
►Occupational Health Nursing
►Occupational Safety & Ergonomics
This program is supported by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health, and offered through The Deep South Center for Occupational Safety & Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Auburn University and the University of Alabama