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Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences

Education and Research Center (ERC)

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Continuing Education (CE)

The Continuing Education (CE) Program is based in the Department of Environmental and Public Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. The major purpose of the continuing education component of the ERC is to develop and present a multi-disciplinary program of courses in the fields of occupational health, industrial hygiene, safety, and nursing.

These courses are offered to enhance the education and expand the knowledge and skills of practicing professionals. This purpose is accomplished through objectives including the following:
  • provide formalized training in occupational safety and health at different levels;
  • meet the educational needs of practicing professionals through regional needs assessment;
  • serve as a resource to the community through awareness presentations; and
  • provide services to occupational health professionals.

The CE Program features:

  • experienced faculty with 28 trainers having expertise from 20 different occupational safety and health disciplines;
  • diverse course offerings with over 100 unique courses with over 1000 individuals trained annually;
  • collaborations with numerous external partners to provide experiential and customized training; and
  • access to state of the art teaching technologies.

Participants in our CE courses come from a variety of occupational and environmental health settings including government, labor organizations, and industry. The backgrounds of the participants vary and include those just beginning to work in a safety or health field, with experience and needing a refresher course in basic material, and professionals keeping abreast of current advanced developments. The CE Program is also the lead member of the Great Lakes OSHA Education Center and collaborates to offer many occupational safety courses.

Upcoming Events

Stress and Burnout in Home Healthcare: Causes, Impact, and Prevention (Webinar)

Date: July 9, 2020, 3pm - 4pm

Summary: In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified burnout as an occupational phenomenon that influences employees’ mental and physical health. This webinar will provide home healthcare personnel an overview of stress and burnout in healthcare, their causes and impact, and strategies for treatment and prevention.

Course Goals:

  1. To provide home healthcare personnel state-of-the-art knowledge about occupational stress and burnout.
  2. To provide practical solutions/strategies for dealing with stress and burnout.

Learning Objective: At the conclusion of this one-hour lesson, students will be able to identify causes of stress and burnout in home healthcare.

Continuing Education: Application has been submitted for continuing education contact hours for nurses. Please contact Gordon Gillespie at 513.558.5236 to obtain information regarding approval status.

Speakers: Clare L. Barratt, PhD; William H. O’Brien, PhD, ABPP; Claire E. Smith, MS

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21st Annual Pilot Research Project (PRP) Symposium

Date: October 1-2, 2020

Location: Virtual Symposium on Whova and WebEx

About: The Pilot Research Project symposium is part of the University of Cincinnati NIOSH Education and Research Center. Completed projects and project plans will be presented by 2019-20 & 2020-21 PRP awardees as well as a keynote presentation by Dr. Claire Caruso, Research Health Scientist at NIOSH/CDC. Dr. Caruso will be presenting on shift work and long work hours. All PRP awardee presentations and posters will be on various topics concerning occupational health and safety. This event is free and open to the public, please register in advance.

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