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GLC Mission Statement

The mission of the Great Lakes Centers is to promote a healthy human environment in our workplaces and communities through the academic triad of teaching, research, and service by:

  • preparing professionals to be leaders in occupational and environmental safety and health who will direct and manage occupational and environmental safety and health programs, teach other occupational and environmental health professionals, and research issues pertinent to occupational and environmental safety and health;
  • providing continuing education to occupational and environmental health and safety professionals and outreach to workers and communities to improve their knowledge, skills, and awareness of key issues in occupational and environmental safety and health;
  • contributing to the knowledge base in occupational and environmental safety and health by preparing doctoral students, performing faculty and student research on problems of regional, national, and global significance, and disseminating the results of their research;
  • providing technical assistance and consultation to labor, management, health care institutions, government agencies, and local communities;
  • serving as a regional information resource.

While the Great Lakes Centers takes a universal approach to improving, promoting, and maintaining the health of workers and communities, we devote special attention to the problems and needs of minority and disadvantaged workers and communities, the specific occupational and environmental safety and health needs of our region, and to the development of innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to addressing these needs.