The state of Alabama has an educational program that is training the occupational / environmental health and safety professionals of the future? Our Center brings together students, faculty, researchers, and staff from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health, School of Nursing and Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering to offer degrees in Industrial Hygiene, Occupational Health Nursing, and Occupational Safety & Ergonomics.
Five new teams will be formed in January and will be available for site visits January – March of 2012.
Graduate students in our academic programs, under the guidance of a faculty member, will visit your site. Working as a multi-disciplinary team of 4-5 graduate students we will investigate an identified area of concern. Each discipline in our Center will bring expertise to evaluating a problem – resulting in solutions!
There is no charge for this service. We work closely with your facility’s safety and health team to address an issue – whether it is safety, ergonomics, noise exposures, low back injuries, repetitive motion injuries, personal protective programs or training – from evaluation to recommendations. We are training the environmental, occupational health and safety professionals of tomorrow – our Center has bright, inquisitive students – with a desire to make a difference in the lives of others.
Here are just a few companies and organizations that have worked with our teams with positive results: Sara Lee in Florence; City of Birmingham; Briggs & Stratton, Auburn; Amerex, Trussville; Neptune, Tallassee; and US Pipe, Bessemer. Please contact Elizabeth H. Maples, PhD, Deputy Director, Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, firstname.lastname@example.org; 205.934.7209 for more information.