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Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste Academic Training is carried out within the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Division in the University of Illinois School of Public Health as a subspecialty of the industrial hygiene program. A concentration in hazardous waste management requires courses in hazardous materials management, occupational and environmental toxicology, environmental chemistry, and participation in the 40-hour General Site Worker course (Hazwoper) in addition to the general industrial hygiene program course work requirements. The goals of this program are: (1) to develop hazardous waste practitioners with as much practical experience as possible within the limits of an academic environment; and (2) to provide a cadre of hazardous waste specialists with research experience in occupational and environmental health. In order to foster practical experience as well as research activity, all trainees participate in at least one extended field test. In the past, this field experience has included projects at steel plants, railroad repair shops, petroleum refineries, printing plants, and metal-working and electronic component facilities. Hazardous waste trainees gain an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of problem solving in occupational and environmental health by participation in occupational medicine clinics.

Iraida Rios, Academic Coordinator
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: 312-996-8856
FAX: 312-413-9898

E-mail: irios@uic.edu


Peter Scheff, Industrial Hygiene 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: 312-996-0800
FAX: 312-413-9898

E-mail: pscheff@uic.edu
Web Page: http://apr.sph.uic.edu/faculty_profile/facultyprofile.asp?i=pscheff