The Continuing Education (CE) program at the Illinois Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and Research Center (Illinois ERC) exists as a resource on occupational health and safety issues for students, professionals and community members. Programs support the goals and objectives of the NIOSH Training Grants Program and the WHO Global Plan of Action on Workers’ Health 2008-2017.

The Illinois ERC offers training for physicians, nurses, industrial hygienists, safety professionals, and  other occupational safety and health professionals, paraprofessionals, technical workers, and health and safety committee members. Continuing Education programs include hazardous substance and agricultural health and safety training. For information on upcoming online courses and conference registration, please visit the Continuing Education Course List page.

Recognizing that there are limited resources, we partner with other programs engaged in education and training, respond to needs especially in underserved populations, and look to make education, training and technical materials widely available through web-based initiatives such as the GeoLibrary and Selection of Health and Safety Training Materials for Homecare Workers. Towards this goal we embrace the philosophy that communication and cooperation, rather than competition, will reduce injuries and illnesses to workers.

The Hazardous Materials Training Program provides some of the most comprehensive hazardous materials training in the Midwest. With eighteen years of experience, the program has trained thousands of individuals. Its expert instructors and comprehensive curriculum have earned a reputation for high-quality training.  As a member of the NIEHS Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training, the program provides extensive hands-on training, including the use of respiratory protection, equipment practice and work task performance. Several of these courses are offered in cooperation and partnership with the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Department of Health and Human Services. Please visit the program calendar for more information.

The target audience for CE at the Illinois ERC includes anyone who will benefit from training directly, indirectly, or globally including employers, health and safety experts, employees, government agencies, and communities, consistent with the NIOSH definition of customer (www.cdc.gov/niosh).

Additional Resources:

Intro to Enviro Statistics Course/USEPA Air Pollution
Training Institute & UIC SPH EOHS

 

Safe Lifting and Moving in Health Care Conference

 

Alice Hamilton Centennial Celebration

 

Past online training lectures

 

ERC Continuing Education and Outreach Program tools

 

The business benefit to ERC Continuing Education training

 

Marilyn Bingham, MS

Program Manager
Great Lakes Centers
School of Public Health (MC 922)
University of Illinois at Chicago
2121 West Taylor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7260
Phone: 312-996-6904
FAX: 312-413-7369
E-mail: syn@uic.edu

Marsha Love, MA, MA

Program Development Manager
Illinois Education and Research Center
School of Public Health
University of Illinois at Chicago
2121 West Taylor St.  Room 553
Chicago, IL  60612
Phone: 312-996-9568
Email: lovem@uic.edu

Joseph Zanoni, PhD, MILR
Continuing Education and Outreach Program Director
Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
School of Public Health (MC 922)
University of Illinois at Chicago
2121 West Taylor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60612-7260
Phone: 312-996-2613
FAX: 312-413-7369
E-mail: jzanoni@uic.edu



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