A National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health Education & Research Center (ERC)
The University of Alabama at Birmingham & Auburn University
Serving the Southeast Region: Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee & panhandle of Florida
We are the center for excellence in research, training and outreach for Occupational Health Nursing, Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health and Safety and Ergonomics in the Southeastern US. Since 1982, the DSC has greatly impacted our region’s economy and workforce. The research conducted by our faculty and students is consistently awarded for excellence and has been highlighted in numerous scientific journals and presentations at professional conferences.
Claudiu T. Lungu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director, DSC
The Deep South ERC is the only NIOSH ERC in our region and is a critical resource to business, labor and industry in preventing work-related injury and illness. The Center provides strong academic programs of study for its students, which includes interdisciplinary and field work experiences. ERC graduates have rewarding and challenging careers in businesses, federal agencies, academia and industries. Through the ERC, information is shared on emerging occupational health and safety issues to other educational institutions, public agencies, businesses, workers, minorities, youths and non-profits. The faculty of the Deep South ERC has varied research interests from long haul truck driver safety to respirator fit testing.