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The Occupational Health Service Institute (OHSI)

Mission Statement

The Occupational Health Service Institute (OHSI) exists to provide comprehensive occupational and environmental health and safety services to individuals, communities and institutions. Our clients include major corporations, small businesses, unions, governmental agencies, municipalities, and communities.
We design our services to meet the needs of our clients, including:

  • Providing corporations with expert occupational medical advice and case management
  • Designing and administering international travel programs for groups and individuals
  • Providing medical treatment and health advice to individuals working in the Arts
  • Performing health screenings for businesses and unions
  • Serving patients with occupational and environmental diseases
  • Conducting community and workplace health hazards evaluations
  • Advising governmental agencies, businesses, and unions on preventive policies

The Institute exists to achieve the service mission of the Great Lakes Centers. Issues of environmental justice are central to our mission. While we take 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.

Our services are provided on a not-for-profit, fee-for-service or contract basis. Proceeds from the Institute are used to fund education, research, and outreach programs of the Great Lakes Centers.