Call to Action
What is Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences?
Environmental and workforce health is population health. If you do not have a healthy environment or workforce, your communities will be unhealthy. Our communities impact our personal environments, and our environment impacts our community. Shouldn’t this be something we all pay more attention to? Help make a difference in your home, work, and community environments now.
UIC’s Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) in the School of Public Health works to educate individuals, communities, and organizations about the environment and its hazards. EOHS teaches students how to protect people from environmental hazards in the air, water, soil, and food. Students learn how to anticipate, identify and assess these hazards; recommend and evaluate measures to reduce exposure; and implement and evaluate programs designed to protect and promote health equity and environmental justice. The UIC School of Public Health is the only CEPH-accredited school of public health in Illinois, and the division features the ANSAC-ABET-accredited Industrial Hygiene concentration toward Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) credentials. EOHS also offers funded traineeships for students through the Great Lakes Center for Occupational Health and Safety.
Training Diverse Students to Impact OEHS Workplaces
EOHS puts a spotlight on precarious work and the impact on health and the community as employment in hazardous jobs rise. Watch this film and the entire docuseries “Healthier Workplaces, A Healthier World” to learn how OEHS professionals are protecting workers in the workplace.
EOHS Virtual Fair - Express!
Are you interested in healthy environments or healthy work? Have you considered a career in environmental or occupational health? UIC’s Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS) in the School of Public Health works to educate individuals, communities, and organizations about the environment and its hazards. In line with this, one of the focuses of EOHS is to train graduate students (masters and doctoral levels) and will be hosting a monthly express style (30 minutes) virtual fair to educate potential applicants about graduate programs and future careers. On the third Thursday of each month at 12:00 pm CST attendees can login via the link below to learn more about 1) environmental and occupational health, 2)hear from a current student or alumnus, and 3)pose questions about the program and application process. The UIC School of Public Health is the only CEPH-accredited school of public health in Illinois, and the division features an Industrial Hygiene concentration accredited by the Applied and Natural Sciences Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org. This accreditation is reflection of our program’s quality standards and thru completion of the program reduces requirements toward the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) credential. Additionally, both our Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Safety concentrations are Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Qualified Academic Program (QAP) programs. These allow our graduates to become a Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP ®) ahead of Certified Safety Professionals (CSP ®) certification.
EOHS Virtual Fair – Express events will take place on the third Thursday of each month at 12:00 pm CST via ZOOM. Please consider joining us for our next event of on Thursday, October 21st. Advanced registration is encouraged.
GREAT LAKES CENTER FOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
For any questions regarding the programs offered by the Great Lakes Center for Occupational Health and Safety, please contact:
Room 1054 SPHPI
Susan Buchanan, MD, MPH
Room 1051 SPHPI
CONTINUING EDUCATION & OUTREACH
For any questions regarding the programs offered by the Great Lakes Center for Occupational Health and Safety please contact:
CE Program Coordinator
Room 1056 SPHPI
Preethi Pratap, PhD
CE & Outreach Programs Director
Room 1049 SPHPI
ILLINOIS OCCUPATIONAL SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM (IOSP)
For any questions regarding the programs offered by the Illinois Occupational Surveillance Program, please contact:
Lee Friedman, PHD
IOSP Program Director
WHO Collaborating Center: Great Lake Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
For any questions regarding the programs offered by our WHO-CC, please contact:
Linda Forst, MD, MPH