The Occupational Health Service Institute (OHSI)
Health Hazard Evaluation Program
Health Hazard Evaluations (HHEs) are assessments of known or perceived
adverse health effects related to exposure to an environmental or occupational
disease agent. HHEs investigate problems that are in the public interest
and are performed for the benefit of public and/or non-profit institutions.
Some HHEs may require multi-disciplinary interventions that include
medical practitioners, epidemiologists, and industrial hygienists. Other
HHE investigations may be simpler in nature, but no less important in
terms of impact on public health.
Some well-known government agencies, such as the National Institute
of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have performed HHEs for many
years. Some state agencies also conduct HHEs. However, it is relatively
rare for a university to have either the resources or the inclination
to perform this service.
GLCEEH works closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health
(IDPH) to designate and perform HHEs. Partnerships are also usually
formed with local public health agencies to conduct HHEs.
The Health Hazard Evaluation Program is supported by ASPH/CDC/ATSDR
Cooperative Agreement S1944-21/23 & Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) Cooperative Agreement U50/CCU524174-01. The contents
of the HHE reports are solely the responsibility of the authors and
do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or other
View information on selected HHEs
To inquire about this program or to request a Health Hazard
Evaluation, please call:
Senior Industrial Hygienist