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September 14, 2017 - September 14, 2017
Barrier Removal & the ADA
Ann Arbor, MI

This program focuses on community barrier removal and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Attendees will learn about ADA requirements, how to improve access and universal design principles. More information »

July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017
Human Factors Engineering Week 2 Short Course
Ann Arbor, MI

This course is intended for those interested in human factors, ergonomics, human-computer interaction, or usability. More information »

July 24, 2017 - July 29, 2017
Human Factors Engineering Week 1 Short Course
Ann Arbor, MI

This course is intended for those interested in human factors, ergonomics, human-computer interaction, or usability. More information »

July 10, 2017 - July 28, 2017
52nd Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology
Ann Arbor, MI

The Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is the longest running summer program in epidemiology. As we celebrate our 52nd year, the program continues to provide instruction in the principles, methods and applications of epidemiology. More information »

June 13, 2017 - June 14, 2017
Updates in Occupational Health Nursing
Ann Arbor, MI

This 2-day course is designed to update you regarding the assessment, intervention, and evaluation of common problems encountered in the workplace. Topics include chest pain, respiratory ailments, head injuries, penetration/foreign body injuries, musculoskeletal strains and sprains, skin lacerations, thermal injuries, and mental health. The program includes introductory ergonomics principles so you can identify the work-related risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders and recommend basic workplace changes. More information »

May 23, 2017 - May 24, 2017
Ergonomic Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design
Grand Rapids, MI

The 2-day course, Ergonomics Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design, will be offered in Grand Rapids, MI on May 23 - 24, 2017. More information »

May 10, 2017 - May 11, 2017
Using the Three Dimensional Static Strength Prediction Program™
Ann Arbor, MI

The 3D Static Strength Prediction Program™ (3D SSPP™) is an ergonomics job analysis and design tool developed by the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics to quantify biomechanical requirements during manual materials handling tasks. This 2-day workshop is devoted to training individuals with an ergonomics background how to use the computer software and interpret its output. More information »

April 11, 2017 - April 12, 2017
NORA Symposium: Ergonomics
Novi, Michigan

Join us for the 2017 NORA Symposium at the Michigan Safety Conference. More information »

April 7, 2017 -
NIOSH Approved Refresher Spirometry Course
Chicago, IL

This 1-day program, offered by the University of Illinois at Chicago, is designed for experienced spirometry technicians who have completed a NIOSH Spiometry certification course within the last five years.  This course updates health professionals who conduct and/or interpret results of spirometry tests. More information »

March 28, 2017 -
Health Equity at Industrial Scale: the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act under the Trump Administration
Ann Arbor, MI

The Trump Administration will be setting precedents for the new Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act (amended Toxic Substances Control Act). This law was the first major environmental statute in over 20 years to be updated, and it promises to change how chemicals are evaluated for environmental health hazards. Chemicals from consumer products and industrial processes find their way into our water, soil, and air. During this program, national leaders will discuss implications for research, children’s health, equity and policy. More information »

March 27, 2017 - March 30, 2017
Applied Ergonomics Conference
Orlando, FL

Join us this March for AEC 2017 to improve your ergonomics skills, gain insight and connect with global professionals within the healthcare, human factors, government, manufacturing and safety and energy industries. Register by Jan. 22 to receive the early-bird rate. More information »

March 23, 2017 -
Ethical Aspects of IH Practice
2-hour evening session

This 2-hour ethics dedicated session will focus on ethical aspects within the field of Industrial Hygiene. A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the session. More information »

March 20, 2017 - March 24, 2017
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review
Ann Arbor, MI

The CIHR is a 4.5-day course that provides an intensive, high-level review of a wide range of industrial hygiene topics. This program is offered twice annually in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has gained the reputation of being one of the premier programs for people needing to broaden or refresh their industrial hygiene knowledge base or to focus their efforts on professional certification. Attendees benefit from interaction with more than a dozen experts covering the industrial hygiene topics. This program is co-sponsored by the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society. More information »

March 17, 2017 - March 17, 2017
Education and Research Center (ERC) Regional Research Symposium
Ann Arbor, MI

Joint Research Symposium on Occupational Health and Safety University of Michigan, University of Illinois-Chicago, University of Cincinnati Including topical sessions, a keynote address, and the latest in occupational health and safety research from our graduate students and Pilot Project Research Training Program (PPRT) recipients! More information »

March 10, 2017 - March 11, 2017
NIOSH Approved Spirometry Course
Chicago, IL

This 2-day program, offered by the University of Illinois at Chicago, teaches the basics of respiratory anatomy and physiology and how occupational and environmental exposures affect the respiratory system. Participants will learn the proper techniques for obtaining valid spirometric values, as defined by NIOSH. More information »

February 25, 2017 -
DOT Medical Examiner Training
Ann Arbor, MI

This certificate course meets the core curriculum requirements for medical examiner training, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). It updates medical examiners on body systems, history and examinations to qualify them to sit for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) certification examination. More information »

February 12, 2017 - February 17, 2017
Michigan Industrial Ventilation Conference
East Lansing, MI

The 66th Annual Michigan Industrial Ventilation Conference (MIVC), February 12-17, 2017 in East Lansing, Michigan, will provide instruction and lectures on the design, construction, use, and testing of ventilation systems. More information »

November 7, 2016 - November 9, 2016
Physical Assessment for the Occupational Health Nurse
Ann Arbor, MI

This 3-day course consists of lectures and demonstrations to provide the occupational health nurse with knowledge needed to assess the physical health status of individuals specific to a variety of occupational health settings. More information »

October 27, 2016 - October 28, 2016
53rd Annual Warren Cook Industrial Hygiene Discussional

Following a long tradition at the University of Michigan, the Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering and School of Public Health are proud to sponsor the 53rd Warren Cook Industrial Hygiene Discussional. This program will consist of one and one-half days of discussion by prominent leaders in the field of Industrial Hygiene. Discussion sessions are directed by University of Michigan faculty. The Discussional offers a unique opportunity to share information about issues of contemporary interest to industrial hygienists. Participants will be asked to supply questions and topics of interest which will become the basis for discussion. More information »

October 24, 2016 - October 26, 2016
International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications
Ann Arbor, MI

AutomotiveUI (or AutoUI), the International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, is the premier forum for UI research in the automotive domain. AutomotiveUI brings together researchers and practitioners interested in both the technical and the human aspects of in-vehicle user interfaces and applications.  Consistent with prior conferences, AutomotiveUI’16 will address novel in-vehicle services, models of and concepts for enhancing the driver experience, driver performance and behavior, development of (semi-) autonomous driving, and the needs of different user groups.  The overarching goal is to support the development of interfaces that are safe, easy to use, useful, and desired by users. More information »

September 26, 2016 - September 30, 2016
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review
Ann Arbor, MI

The CIHR is a 4.5-day course that provides an intensive, high-level review of a wide range of industrial hygiene topics. This program is offered twice annually in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has gained the reputation of being one of the premier programs for people needing to broaden or refresh their industrial hygiene knowledge base or to focus their efforts on professional certification. Attendees benefit from interaction with more than a dozen experts covering the industrial hygiene topics. This program is co-sponsored by the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society. More information »

August 1, 2016 - August 5, 2016
Human Factors Engineering Week 2 Short Course
Ann Arbor, MI

This course is intended for those interested in human factors, ergonomics, human-computer interaction, or usability. More information »

July 25, 2016 - July 30, 2016
Human Factors Engineering Week 1 Short Course
Ann Arbor, MI

This course is intended for those interested in human factors, ergonomics, human-computer interaction, or usability. More information »

July 10, 2016 - July 29, 2016
51st Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology
Ann Arbor, MI

The Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is the longest running summer program in epidemiology. As we celebrate our 51st year, the program continues to provide instruction in the principles, methods and applications of epidemiology. More information »

July 10, 2016 - July 29, 2016
51st Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology
Ann Arbor, MI

The Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is the longest running summer program in epidemiology. As we celebrate our 51st year, the program continues to provide instruction in the principles, methods and applications of epidemiology. More information »

June 9, 2016 - June 10, 2016
Updates in Occupational Health Nursing
Ann Arbor, MI

This 2-day course is designed to update you regarding the assessment, intervention, and evaluation of common problems encountered in the workplace. Topics include chest pain, respiratory ailments, head injuries, penetration/foreign body injuries, musculoskeletal strains and sprains, skin lacerations, thermal injuries, and mental health. The program includes introductory ergonomics principles so you can identify the work-related risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders and recommend basic workplace changes. More information »

May 18, 2016 - May 19, 2016
Ergonomic Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design
Ann Arbor, MI

The two-day course, Ergonomics Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design, will be offered in Ann Arbor, MI on May 18 - 19, 2016. More information »

May 10, 2016 - May 11, 2016
Using the Three Dimensional Static Strength Prediction Program™
Ann Arbor, MI

The 3D Static Strength Prediction Program™ (3D SSPP™) is an ergonomics job analysis and design tool developed by the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics to quantify biomechanical requirements during manual materials handling tasks. This 2 day workshop is devoted to training individuals with an ergonomics background how to use the computer software and interpret its output. More information »

April 7, 2016 -
ERC Topical Workshop: Health and Safety of Temporary Workers
Cincinnati, OH

This Topical Workshop aims at providing an overview on the current status of health and safety of temporary workers and discussing the recent development and challenges in this field. More information »

March 21, 2016 - March 21, 2016
Applied Ergonomics Pre-Conference Workshop 2016
Orlando, FL

Join us at the 2016 Applied Ergonomics Pre-Conference Workshop! More information »

March 14, 2016 - March 18, 2016
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review
Ann Arbor, MI

The CIHR is a 4.5-day course that provides an intensive, high-level review of a wide range of industrial hygiene topics. This program is offered twice annually in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has gained the reputation of being one of the premier programs for people needing to broaden or refresh their industrial hygiene knowledge base or to focus their efforts on professional certification. Attendees benefit from interaction with more than a dozen experts covering the industrial hygiene topics. This program is co-sponsored by the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society. More information »

February 24, 2016 - February 25, 2016
Ergonomics Symposium
Los Angeles, CA

This interdisciplinary two-day symposium covers a wide range of ergonomics challenges, tools and solutions.  Physicians, nurses, occupational therapists and other healthcare professionals can expect to learn improvements to their clinical practice; industrial hygienists, safety engineers and other workplace safety professionals will learn new assessment tools and strategies as well as  potential solutions to difficult problems; human resources, accommodations and disability case workers will find new ways to understand and enhance return-to-work and stay-at-work options that will benefit the individual worker and the workplace. More information »

November 17, 2015 - November 20, 2015
National Ergonomics Conference & ErgoExpo
Las Vegas, NV

More information »

November 2, 2015 - November 4, 2015
Physical Assessment for the Occupational Health Nurse
Ann Arbor, MI

This 3 day course consists of lectures and demonstrations to provide the occupational health nurse with knowledge needed to assess the physical health status of individuals specific to a variety of occupational health settings. More information »

October 26, 2015 - October 30, 2015
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
Los Angeles, CA

Join the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics at the 2015 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, CA! Some of the Center for Ergonomics professors and students will be presenting work at the conference. More information »

October 22, 2015 - October 23, 2015
52nd Annual Warren Cook Industrial Hygiene Discussional

Following a long tradition at the University of Michigan, the Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering and School of Public Health are proud to sponsor the 52nd Warren Cook Industrial Hygiene Discussional. This program will consist of one and one-half days of discussion by prominent leaders in the field of Industrial Hygiene. Discussion sessions are directed by University of Michigan faculty. The Discussional offers a unique opportunity to share information about issues of contemporary interest to industrial hygienists. Participants will be asked to supply questions and topics of interest which will become the basis for discussion. More information »

September 21, 2015 - September 25, 2015
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review
Ann Arbor, MI

The CIHR is a 4.5-day course that provides an intensive, high-level review of a wide range of industrial hygiene topics. This program is offered twice annually in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has gained the reputation of being one of the premier programs for people needing to broaden or refresh their industrial hygiene knowledge base or to focus their efforts on professional certification. Attendees benefit from interaction with more than a dozen experts covering the industrial hygiene topics. This program is co-sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society and registration is handled through the AIHA. More information »

August 8, 2015 - August 9, 2015
Using the Three Dimensional Static Strength Prediction Program™ (2 day course, Melbourne)
Melbourne, Australia

Manual materials handling activities present significant challenges for workers and are associated with many musculoskeletal disorders, such as strains, sprains and low back pain. The 3D Static Strength Prediction Program™ (3D SSPP™) is an ergonomic job analysis and design tool developed by the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics to quantify biomechanical requirements during materials handling tasks. This 2-day workshop is devoted to training individuals with an ergonomics background how to use the computer software and interpret its output. More information »

August 3, 2015 - August 7, 2015
Human Factors Engineering Week 2 Short Course
Ann Arbor, MI

This course is intended for those interested in human factors, ergonomics, human-computer interaction, or usability. More information »

July 27, 2015 - August 1, 2015
Human Factors Engineering Week 1 Short Course
Ann Arbor, MI

This course is intended for those interested in human factors, ergonomics, human-computer interaction, or usability. More information »

July 12, 2015 - July 31, 2015
50th Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology
Ann Arbor, MI

The Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is the longest running summer program in epidemiology. As we celebrate our 50th year, the program continues to provide instruction in the principles, methods and applications of epidemiology. More information »

June 17, 2015 - June 19, 2015
ErgoX: An Extraordinary Ergonomics Event
Anaheim, CA

Introducing ErgoX, an eXtraordinary ergonomics event that provides practical, usable, and impactful solutions for the daily challenges faced by ergonomists and safety specialists across a wide range of office and industrial settings. More information »

June 15, 2015 - June 16, 2015
Updates in Occupational Health Nursing: Strategies for Addressing Workplace Health Issues
Ann Arbor, MI

This 2-day course is designed to update you regarding the assessment, intervention, and evaluation of common problems encountered in the workplace. Topics include chest pain, respiratory ailments, head injuries, penetration/foreign body injuries, musculoskeletal strains and sprains, skin lacerations, thermal injuries, and mental health. The program includes introductory ergonomics principles so you can identify the work-related risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders and recommend basic workplace changes. More information »

June 9, 2015 - June 10, 2015
Promoting Health & Safety for Workers with Disabilities: Realizing the Promise of the ADA
Chicago, Il

The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25 this year! This conference will explore its impact in the workplace. More information »

June 1, 2015 - June 3, 2015
Physical Assessment for the Occupational Health Nurse
Hagerstown, MD

This 3 day course consists of lectures and demonstrations to provide the occupational health nurse with knowledge needed to assess the physical health status of individuals specific to a variety of occupational health settings. More information »

May 18, 2015 - May 19, 2015
Ergonomic Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design
Grand Rapids, MI

The two-day course, Ergonomics Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design, will be offered in Grand Rapids, MI on May 18 - 19, 2015. More information »

May 5, 2015 - May 6, 2015
Using the 3D Static Strength Prediction Program™
Ann Arbor, MI

The 3D Static Strength Prediction Program™ (3D SSPP™) is an ergonomics job analysis and design tool developed by the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics to quantify biomechanical requirements during manual materials handling tasks. This 2 day workshop is devoted to training individuals with an ergonomics background how to use the computer software and interpret its output. More information »

April 20, 2015 - April 24, 2015
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review
Ann Arbor, MI

The CIHR is a 4.5-day course that provides an intensive, high-level review of a wide range of industrial hygiene topics. This program is offered twice annually in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has gained the reputation of being one of the premier programs for people needing to broaden or refresh their industrial hygiene knowledge base or to focus their efforts on professional certification. Attendees benefit from interaction with more than a dozen experts covering the industrial hygiene topics. This program is co-sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society and registration is handled through the AIHA. More information »

April 14, 2015 - April 15, 2015
Protecting Worker Health and Communication During Crisis Events
Lansing, Michigan

Join us for the 2015 NORA Symposium at the Michigan Safety Conference. More information »

March 16, 2015 - March 19, 2015
Applied Ergonomics Conference
Nashville, TN

The 18th Annual Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC), March 16-19 in Nashville, Tenn., is where professionals in ergonomics, healthcare, safety, human resources and risk management unite to collaborate on strategies and new initiatives. More information »

January 15, 2015 - January 15, 2015
AEC Webinar: See, solve, Share and GoGreen: Four Concepts to Create a Powerful Participatory Ergonomics Culture in a Physically Challenging and Dynamic Workplace
Webinar

More information »

December 2, 2014 - December 5, 2014
ErgoExpo
Las Vegas, NV

ErgoExpo The University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics is participating once again in the ErgoExpo. Come visit our booth! For further information, please visit the ErgoExpo website at: www.ergoexpo.com More information »

November 12, 2014 -
ErgoExpo Webinar: Evolution of the Computer Mouse: Prevention of Pain & Discomfort
Webinar

Drs. Ing. Paul Helder will review the common complaints and injuries found among computer mice users, discuss mouse design shortcomings, and present ways to reduce potential injuries. More information »

November 12, 2014 - January 11, 2015
Applied Ergonomics Conference - Early-bird Registration is Now Open

Save hundreds when you register today! More information »

November 10, 2014 - November 12, 2014
Physical Assessment for the Occupational Health Nurse
Ann Arbor, MI

This 3 day course consists of lectures and demonstrations to provide the occupational health nurse with knowledge needed to assess the physical health status of individuals specific to a variety of occupational health settings. More information »

October 23, 2014 - October 24, 2014
51st Annual Warren Cook Industrial Hygiene Discussional

Following a long tradition at the University of Michigan, the Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering and School of Public Health are proud to sponsor the 51st Warren Cook Industrial Hygiene Discussional. This program will consist of one and one-half days of discussion by prominent leaders in the field of Industrial Hygiene. Discussion sessions are directed by University of Michigan faculty. The Discussional offers a unique opportunity to share information about issues of contemporary interest to industrial hygienists. Participants will be asked to supply questions and topics of interest which will become the basis for discussion. More information »

October 17, 2014 - November 30, 2014
Applied Ergonomics Conference Ergo Cup® Submissions are Being Accepted

The internationally recognized Ergo Cup® competition was developed to recognize and encourage the development of innovative ergonomics solutions and education in the workplace. The general theme across all five Ergo Cup® categories is innovation, and any solution or educational initiative from within the last 24 months is eligible to compete. More information »

October 16, 2014 - October 16, 2014
AEC Webinar: When Ergonomics Solutions Are More Than Physical!
Webinar

This hourlong, free webinar will provide examples of where ergonomics solutions can go beyond the physical effects to address true underlying causes. More information »

October 8, 2014 - October 8, 2014
ErgoExpo Webinar: Casters and Ergonomics - The Link Between Wheels and Workplace Injury
Webinar

Overexertion is one of the leading causes of workplace-related injuries, especially in manual material handling environments.  Anton Malek will outline how the use of ergonomically effective casters can help reduce injuries in these environments, and explain elements that contribute to caster effectiveness. More information »

September 22, 2014 - September 26, 2014
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review
Ann Arbor, MI

EARLY REGISTRATION RATE EXTENDED! The CIHR is a 4.5-day course that provides an intensive, high-level review of a wide range of industrial hygiene topics. This program is offered twice annually in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has gained the reputation of being one of the premier programs for people needing to broaden or refresh their industrial hygiene knowledge base or to focus their efforts on professional certification. Attendees benefit from interaction with more than a dozen experts covering the industrial hygiene topics. This program is co-sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society and registration is handled through the AIHA. More information »

September 11, 2014 - September 11, 2014
AEC Webinar: Highlight Your Successful Ergonomic Solutions
Webinar

Get valuable tips for enhancing your online application and improving the competitiveness of your Ergo Cup® entry with this upcoming, free webinar.  More information »

September 10, 2014 - September 10, 2014
ErgoExpo Webinar: Tablet Ergonomics
Webinar

Since 2010, the use of tablets has seen explosive growth. They offer many conveniences, but the user interaction is very different from that of traditional PCs — resulting in different ergonomic risk factors. Dr. Odell will highlight the impact tablets have on head, neck and wrist posture and discuss strategies for improvement. More information »

August 28, 2014 - August 28, 2014
AEC Webinar: Be a Part of the Applied Ergonomics Conference 2015!
Webinar

Topics covered in this hour-long presentation include how to select the correct track, choose an engaging title, and write an overall outstanding abstract. More information »

August 14, 2014 -
AEC Webinar: How to Effectively Submit an Abstract
Webinar

This upcoming free webinar will help ensure you understand the criteria used to rate abstract submissions for AEC. More information »

July 26, 2014 -
DOT Medical Examiner Training
Ann Arbor, MI

DOT Medical Examiner Training This certificate course meets the core curriculum requirements for medical examiner training, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). More information »

July 21, 2014 - August 1, 2014
Human Factors Engineering Short Course
Ann Arbor, MI

Human Factors Engineering Short Course Anywhere there is a person using a system, human factors engineering concepts inevitably apply. This human factors engineering training program provides hands-on user interface design experience for anyone looking to improve their organization through proven user interface evaluation techniques. More information »

July 6, 2014 - July 25, 2014
49th Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology
Ann Arbor, MI

49th Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology The Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is the longest running summer program in epidemiology. Approaching its 49th year, the program continues to provide instruction in the principles, methods and applications of epidemiology. Our program strives to offer a variety of graduate-level courses that enable participants to understand and conduct public-health and clinical research. Unique to this summer program are the distinguished faculty who are recruited from across the United States and abroad, specializing in the respective course offerings. More information »

June 9, 2014 - June 10, 2014
Updates in Occupational Health Nursing
Ann Arbor, MI

Updates in Occupational Health Nursing This two-day course is designed to update the occupational health nurse regarding the assessment, intervention and evaluation of common problems encountered in the work setting. Co-sponsored by the AAOHN. More information »

May 20, 2014 - May 21, 2014
Ergonomic Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design
Ann Arbor, MI

Ergonomic Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design The two-day course, Ergonomics Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design, will be offered in Ann Arbor, MI. Scholarships* will be available for people from small and medium sized Michigan companies. More information »

May 3, 2014 - May 4, 2014
Updates in Occupational Health Nursing: Strategies for Addressing Workplace Health Issues
Dallas, TX

Updates in Occupational Health Nursing: Strategies for Addressing Workplace Health Issues Preconference Session (107, 207) at the American Association for Occupational Health Nursing (AAOHN) 2014 National Conference. Visit www.aaohn.org to register. This 2-day course is designed to update you regarding the assessment, intervention, and evaluation of common problems encountered in the workplace. Topics include chest pain, respiratory ailments, head injuries, penetration/foreign body injuries, musculoskeletal strains and sprains, skin lacerations, thermal injuries, and mental health. The program includes introductory ergonomics principles so you can identify the work-related risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders and recommend basic workplace changes. More information »

May 1, 2014 - May 2, 2014
Using the 3D Static Strength Prediction Program™
Ann Arbor, MI

Using the 3D Static Strength Prediction Program The 3D Static Strength Prediction Program™ (3D SSPP™) is an ergonomics job analysis and design tool developed by the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics to quantify biomechanical requirements during manual materials handling tasks. This 2 day workshop is devoted to training individuals with an ergonomics background how to use the computer software and interpret its output. More information »

April 15, 2014 -
Total Worker Health™
Lansing, MI

Total Worker Health Join us for the 2014 NORA Symposium at the Michigan Safety Conference. Currently, research indicates that both workplace and personal health factors jointly contribute to many occupational health and safety issues.  Workers’ health will be enhanced by effectively combining traditional workplace occupational health and safety programs with health promotion.  Total Worker Health™ combines these two, often separate, initiatives of occupational health & safety and wellness, to improve worker health and well-being.  This symposium will review strategies for improving individual and family health by combining occupational safety with health promotion in the workplace. More information »

March 24, 2014 - March 28, 2014
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review
Ann Arbor, MI

The CIHR is a 4.5-day course that provides an intensive, high-level review of a wide range of industrial hygiene topics. This program is offered twice annually in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has gained the reputation of being one of the premier programs for people needing to broaden or refresh their industrial hygiene knowledge base or to focus their efforts on professional certification. Attendees benefit from interaction with more than a dozen experts covering the industrial hygiene topics. This program is co-sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society and registration is handled through the AIHA.

March 24, 2014 - March 27, 2014
Applied Ergonomics Conference
Orlando, FL

The Applied Ergonomics Conference (AEC) is coming up this March and the University of Michigan is participating again. Presented by GOErgo, the Global Organization of Ergonomics, AEC focuses on practical applications of ergonomics in a variety of works settings. More information »

March 19, 2014 -
Workplace Hazards of the Green Industry - Aurora, IL
Aurora, IL

Strategies must be implemented to identify, analyze and interpret the safety and health hazards in the green industry.  Specific safety and health programs can then be developed for these industries by utilizing best practices from other industries and developing new strategies customized for their business. Presented at OSHA Safety Day: http://www.waubonsee.edu/learning/personalProfessional/workforce/professional/safetyDay/

March 15, 2014 -
DOT Medical Examiner Training - Postponed
Ann Arbor, MI

This certificate course meets the core curriculum requirements for medical examiner training, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This course has been postponed due to low registration. We are working to reschedule the course in the next 2 - 3 months. Check back for more information! More information »

March 3, 2014 -
Workplace Hazards of the Green Industry - IL
Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Strategies must be implemented to identify, analyze and interpret the safety and health hazards in the green industry.  Specific safety and health programs can then be developed for these industries by utilizing best practices from other industries and developing new strategies customized for their business.  The goal of this symposium is to provide attendees with a basic understanding of the safety and health hazards associated these industries and provide strategies for identifying and addressing the risks associated with jobs in the green industry so that worker health and safety is an important part of green businesses. More information »

February 20, 2014 -
Workplace Hazards of the Green Industry - IN
Indianapolis, IN

Join us for at the 2014 Indiana Safety and Health Conference & Expo (February 18 - 20, 2014) and attend the seminar titled: Workplace Hazards of the Green Industry. For more information about the conference visit: http://www.insafetyconf.com/ More information »

November 20, 2013 - November 22, 2013
Physical Assessment for the Occupational Health Nurse
Ann Arbor, MI

This 3 day course consists of lectures and demonstrations to provide the occupational health nurse with knowledge needed to assess the physical health status of individuals specific to a variety of occupational health settings. More information »

October 24, 2013 - October 25, 2013
50th Annual Warren Cook Industrial Hygiene Discussional
Ann Arbor, MI

Following a long tradition at the University of Michigan, the Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering and School of Public Health are proud to sponsor the 50th Warren Cook Industrial Hygiene Discussional. This program will consist of one and one-half days of discussion by prominent leaders in the field of Industrial Hygiene. Discussion sessions are directed by University of Michigan faculty. The Discussional offers a unique opportunity to share information about issues of contemporary interest to industrial hygienists. Participants will be asked to supply questions and topics of interest which will become the basis for discussion.

October 24, 2013 -
NIOSH and the Health of the Workforce: The Next 40 Years
Ann Arbor, MI

Speaker: Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. This lecture is open to the public and free of charge! More information »

October 24, 2013 -
NIOSH and the Health of the Workforce: The Next 40 Years
Ann Arbor, MI

Speaker: Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. This lecture is open to the public and free of charge! More information »

October 15, 2013 -
Protecting the Caregivers - Preventing Injuries in Long Term Care
Ann Arbor, MI

Work-related injuries among healthcare workers can be reduced through development of a systematic program to address workplace risk factors.  This course will provide participants the tools necessary to develop and implement the essential elements of a safe patient handling system and to address other workplace safety hazards.  Industry experts will provide specific examples of how to reduce work-related injuries associated with ergonomic risk factors.  This course will cover the management systems critical for a good safe patient handling program. More information »

September 30, 2013 - October 4, 2013
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA

Join the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics at the HFES meeting in San Diego, CA! Some of the Center for Ergonomics professors and students will be presenting work at the conference.

September 23, 2013 - September 27, 2013
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review
Ann Arbor, MI

The CIHR is a 4.5-day course that provides an intensive, high-level review of a wide range of industrial hygiene topics. This program is offered twice annually in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has gained the reputation of being one of the premier programs for people needing to broaden or refresh their industrial hygiene knowledge base or to focus their efforts on professional certification. Attendees benefit from interaction with more than a dozen experts covering the industrial hygiene topics. This program is co-sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society and registration is handled through the AIHA.

July 22, 2013 - August 2, 2013
Human Factors Engineering Short Course
Ann Arbor, MI

Anywhere there is a person using a system, human factors engineering concepts inevitably apply. This human factors engineering training program provides hands-on user interface design experience for anyone looking to improve their organization through proven user interface evaluation techniques.

July 8, 2013 - July 28, 2013
48th Annual Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology
Ann Arbor, MI

The Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is the longest running summer program in epidemiology. Approaching its 48th year, the program continues to provide instruction in the principals, methods and applications of epidemiology.

May 14, 2013 - May 15, 2013
Ergonomic Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design

The two-day course, Ergonomics Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design, will be offered in Grand Rapids, MI on May 14 – 15, 2013. Scholarships* will be available for people from small and medium sized Michigan companies.

May 2, 2013 - May 3, 2013
Using the 3D Static Strength Prediction Program

Manual materials handling activities present significant ergonomic challenges for workers and is associated with many musculoskeletal disorders such as strains, sprains and low back pain. The 3D Static Strength Prediction Program™ (3D SSPP™) is an ergonomics job analysis and design tool developed by the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics to quantify biomechanical requirements during manual materials handling tasks. This 2 day workshop is devoted to training individuals with an ergonomics background how to use the computer software and interpret its output.

April 16, 2013 -
Future of Occupational Exposure Limits
Grand Rapids, MI

Many of the Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) were developed in the 1970s – 1990s and have been utilized by health & safety and management professionals to define acceptable worker exposure to chemicals and other potentially hazardous workplace materials or workplace conditions.  This symposium will explore current and future work in the development of occupational exposure limits.  Specifically, representatives from government and professional organizations will address their organization’s vision for development and/or implementation of future OELs, current research conducted by their organization for new OELs, updates on current or proposed OELs and their organization’s perspective on how OELs will be used by health & safety professionals in the future.  The goal of this symposium is to provide attendees with a basic understanding of upcoming OELs to improve worker safety health in the upcoming years.

April 8, 2013 - April 12, 2013
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review
Ann Arbor, MI

The CIHR is a 4.5-day course that provides an intensive, high-level review of a wide range of industrial hygiene topics. This program is offered twice annually in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has gained the reputation of being one of the premier programs for people needing to broaden or refresh their industrial hygiene knowledge base or to focus their efforts on professional certification. Attendees benefit from interaction with more than a dozen experts covering the industrial hygiene topics. This program is co-sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society and registration is handled through the AIHA.

March 18, 2013 - March 21, 2013
Applied Ergonomics Conference
Dallas, TX

The University of Michigan will once again participate in the Applied Ergonomics Conference, presented by GOErgo, and the AEC 2013 Conference Committee is hosting a series of free webinars on emerging issues and trends in ergonomics that will preview the event. Register now for the 16th annual Applied Ergonomics Conference 2013. It will be held March 18-21 in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole hotel. Discover how companies have implemented programs that ensure safe performance and provide a significant return on ergonomics investment. The conference focuses on practical applications of ergonomics in a variety of work settings and features the world-renowned Ergo Cup® competition. The University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics, which is an alliance partner with GOErgo, will be presenting two of the eight pre-conference workshops at the event. Sheryl S. Ulin and Janet Peterson will present Narrowing Your Choices: Selecting the Right Computer Workstation Equipment for Your Workplace, and Chuck Woolley will present Biomechanical Job Analysis Using the 3-D Static Strength Prediction Program (3DSSPP). Both workshops will be held March 18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be facility tours at Raytheon, Texas Instruments and Mary Kay, and the keynote speakers will be Janet Froetscher, president and CEO of the National Safety Council, and Peter Budnick, CEO of ErgoWeb. So don't miss this opportunity to improve your ergo skills and connect with global ergonomics and human factors professionals.

March 18, 2013 -
Narrowing Your Choices: Selecting the Right Computer Workstation Equipment for your Workplace
Dallas, TX

This workshop will assist decision-makers and individuals in selecting appropriate computer workstation equipment.  This hands-on, practical session will include: - Description of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) risk factors associated with computer workstations - Discussion of work equipment features [i.e., what really is "ergonomic" and helpful, and what is non-value-added?] - Presentation of interactive case studies with video examples from office workstations - Opportunity to try out and evaluate/rate pieces of office equipment including chairs, mice, and keyboards or keyboard trays

March 18, 2013 -
Biomechanical Job Analysis: Using the University of Michigan 3D Static Strength Prediction Program
Dallas, TX

This half-day workshop will provide a general overview of the 3DSSPP including hands-on demonstrations. The 3DSSPP is an analysis tool used to predict the physical capabilities of a population to perform a particular task. The stress on the body and the strength requirements of a given task are estimated based on the entered posture, exertion requirements, and anthropometry of the workforce. Participants will receive a time-limited version (one month) of the program and should bring a laptop computer. The topics will include: collection and entry of data, overview of included biomechanics, interpretation of output, and review of special features. Time will be allotted for questions.

December 4, 2012 - December 7, 2012
ErgoExpo
Las Vegas, NV

ErgoExpo features an exposition with thousands of products on display for use in office, industrial, healthcare, 24/7 and uncontrolled work environments, and education opportunities aimed at improving workplace safety, boosting productivity and profitability, reducing lost work time and workers' comp costs, designing for the aging and diverse workforce, among other topics. ErgoExpo is also producing a series of monthly Webinar presentations - more information will be available about the next webinar soon.

November 13, 2012 - November 15, 2012
Physical Assessment for the Occupational Health Nurse
Ann Arbor, MI

This 3 day course consists of lectures and demonstrations to provide the occupational health nurse with knowledge needed to assess the physical health status of individuals specific to a variety of occupational health settings. Body organs and systems to be covered include: the skin, head, ears, eyes, nose, throat and the respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and neurological systems. Information related to collecting a medical history, documenting findings and adherence to HIPAA regulations will also be included.

November 8, 2012 -
Ergonomic Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design (Princípios Ergonômicos para Avaliação do Risco e Melhorias Ergonômicas em Trabalhos com Sobrecarga para Membros Superiores)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of the upper limb result in pain and interfere with activities of work, daily living and leisure.  Musculoskeletal disorders are a major cause of work disability in hand-intensive work and they create an economic burden for workers, employers and society.  Biomechanics provides an understanding of how various work activities cause or aggravate upper limb musculoskeletal disorders.  This knowledge can be used to identify and control work-related causes of musculoskeletal disorders and to effectively manage affected workers' cases.  The ACGIH TLV® for handwork provides a tool that can be used with conventional job analysis methods to evaluate the risk of musculoskeletal disorders of the hand and risk based on Hand Activity Level (HAL), peak force, and other factors.  Estimations of HAL and peak force can be obtained from a walk through survey of jobs, or more precise estimates can be computed from work methods and biomechanical analyses.  The TLV® can be used retrospectively to determine if a job exposure may have contributed significantly to an MSD case, or it can be used proactively to evaluate new job and equipment designs or interventions.  The ACGIH TLV® is one of a number of metrics that has been proposed for evaluating work-related factors of upper limb disorders. Many of the underlying concepts and application practices for the ACGIH TLV® are applicable to other metrics. The course will include lectures, exercises, and discussions organized as follows:

  1. Work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) of the upper limb: Characteristics, biomechanics, physiology, work-related factors, personal factors, exposure-response, and control programs
  2. Analysis of jobs and identification of WMSD risk factors
  3. Quantification of WMSD risk factors using the ACGIH TLV®, Hand Activity Level, Peak Force, and other factors
  4. Evaluation of Hand Activity Level (HAL) and Peak Force from inspection, work methods analysis and biomechanics
  5. Application of TLV® for evaluating jobs and interventions using examples

November 6, 2012 - November 7, 2012
Using the 3D Static Strength Prediction Program (Modelo Biomecânico de Predição de Esforço Estático Tridimensional da Universidade de Michigan- Como Usar)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Manual materials handling activities present significant ergonomic challenges for workers and are associated with many musculoskeletal disorders such as strains, sprains and low back pain. The 3D Static Strength Prediction Program™ (3DSSPP™) is an ergonomics job analysis and design tool developed by the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics to quantify biomechanical requirements during manual materials handling tasks. This 2 day workshop is devoted to training individuals with ergonomics backgrounds to use the computer  software and interpret its output. This workshop will include lectures with reinforcing hands-on computer workshop activities, supervised by course instructors. Biomechanics principles will be reviewed, but this should be refresher information for attendees. The 3DSSPP™ Version 6 will be available for use during this workshop. Attendees should bring a Windows®-based laptop computer for use during the course. (You must have authorization to install software on that computer). 3DSSPP™ is available for purchase at a discounted price for course registrants.

October 22, 2012 - October 26, 2012
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting
Boston, Massachusetts

We look forward to the upcoming HFES meeting in Boston, MA! The Center for Ergonomics' professor and director, Tom Armstrong, along with several other University of Michigan representatives, will be presenting a paper titled "Standardization of Surgical Procedures for Identifying Best Practices and Training."

October 4, 2012 - October 5, 2012
49th Annual Warren Cook Industrial Hygiene Discussional
Michigan League

Following a long tradition at the University of Michigan, the Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering and School of Public Health are proud to sponsor the 49th Warren Cook Industrial Hygiene Discussional. This program will consist of one and one-half days of discussion by prominent leaders in the field of Industrial Hygiene. Discussion sessions are directed by faculty from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences Division. The Discussional offers a unique opportunity to share information about issues of contemporary interest to industrial hygienists. Participants will be asked to supply questions and topics of interest which will become the basis for discussion. Attendees are typically senior level industrial hygienists with policy-making responsibilities in their organizations

September 28, 2012 - September 29, 2012
Michigan Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association Fall Conference
Grand Rapids, MI

Join us in Grand Rapids for the annual Michigan Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association Fall Conference! In addition to two full days of interdisciplinary continuing education, we will feature a new half-day of workshops designed especially for OHNs. Make your lodging reservations early, as we'll be sharing the city of Grand Rapids with the famous Art Prize celebration. To reserve a room, call Marriott reservations at (888) 236-2427.

September 24, 2012 - September 28, 2012
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review
Ann Arbor, MI

The CIHR is a 4.5-day course that provides an intensive, high-level review of a wide range of industrial hygiene topics. This program is offered twice annually in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has gained the reputation of being one of the premier programs for people needing to broaden or refresh their industrial hygiene knowledge base or to focus their efforts on professional certification. Attendees benefit from interaction with more than a dozen experts covering the industrial hygiene topics. This program is co-sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society and registration is handled through the AIHA. This course is designed for Industrial Hygienists; EHS Coordinators; Facility Engineers; Safety Managers; Environmental Health Inspectors; Industrial Nurses and anyone interested to enhance their knowledge and understanding in the fundamentals and concepts of Industrial Hygiene. This course will also assist industrial hygienists in preparing for the ABIH examinations. Certified Industrial Hygienists that attend the course will accumulate 6.01 IH CM points. Attendees must have a basic knowledge of mathematics and chemistry.

July 23, 2012 - July 28, 2012
Human Factors Engineering
Ann Arbor, MI

Anywhere there is a person using a system, human factors engineering concepts inevitably apply. This human factors engineering training program provides hands-on user interface design experience for anyone looking to improve their organization through proven user interface evaluation techniques.

July 21, 2012 - July 25, 2012
4th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics
San Francisco, CA

The conference objective is to provide an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of scientific information on theoretical, generic, and applied areas of ergonomics, including, physical ergonomics, cognitive ergonomics, social and organizational ergonomics, cross-cultural aspects of decision making, ergonomics modeling and usability evaluation, human digital modeling, healthcare and special populations, safety and ergonomics in manufacturing, human factors in transportation, affective and pleasurable design, and human side of service engineering.

July 8, 2012 - July 27, 2012
47th Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology
Ann Arbor, MI

The Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is the longest running summer program in epidemiology. Approaching its 48th year, the program continues to provide instruction in the principles, methods and applications of epidemiology. Our program strives to offer a variety of graduate-level courses that enable participants to understand and conduct public-health and clinical research. Unique to this summer program are the distinguished faculty who are recruited from across the United States and abroad, identifying high-quality instructors specializing in the respective course offerings. Ann Arbor in July not only offers a warm, sunny climate, but also a unique variety of cultural events, including the renowned Ann Arbor Art Fair. The University of Michigan is one of the finest universities in the country with a highly rated school of public health and premier healthcare system. Ann Arbor offers a unique blend of city sophistication and small town charm that appeals to students and professionals, singles and families, young and old. It is both ethnically diverse and culturally rich. Just one visit and you will quickly understand why Ann Arbor is consistently voted one of the best places to live in the United States.

June 16, 2012 - June 21, 2012
AIHce 2012
Indianapolis, IN

The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo is the “must attend” event for thousands of industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. Come and see why professionals have to come to rely on AIHce as their source for professional development and networking for over 75 years. Engaging general sessions, innovative technical sessions, comprehensive professional development courses and a bustling Expo allow you to refresh your skills and earn up to 8.51 certification maintenance points.

June 11, 2012 - June 12, 2012
Updates in Occupational Health Nursing: Commonly Encountered Problems at the Worksite
Ann Arbor, MI

This 2-day course, scheduled for June 11 – 12, 2012, is designed to update the occupational health nurse on the assessment, intervention and evaluation of common problems encountered in the work setting.  Topics will include chest pain, respiratory ailments, head injuries, mental health problems, penetration/foreign body injuries, musculoskeletal strains and sprains, skin lacerations and thermal injuries. Following this program, the attendee will be able to assess patients with selected presenting conditions.  Attendees will learn protocols and guidelines for management to include emergent and stabilization measures and treatment of occupational health conditions in the presence of existing co-morbidities.  Appropriate documentation will also be covered.  Case studies will be used to apply the material to occupational health scenarios.

May 30, 2012 - May 30, 2012
Risk Science Center Annual Meeting
Ann Arbor, MI

Please join the School of Public Health on May 30, 2012 for a day of learning about what the Risk Science Center is doing and where it is going. The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in learning about or getting involved with the Risk Science Center and its work on enabling evidence-based and socially responsive action on human health risks. However as space will be limited, participants will need to pre-register. The day will include an introduction to the Risk Science Center, presentations from center members on key initiatives, an overview of future plans for the Risk Science Center and open discussion on center activities that address research, education and communication.

May 22, 2012 - May 23, 2012
Ergonomics Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design
Ann Arbor, MI

The two-day course, Ergonomics Principles for Workplace Assessment and Design, will be offered in Ann Arbor, MI on May 22-23, 2012.  Scholarships* will be available for people from small and medium sized Michigan companies.  The course topics include:

  • Analysis and Design of Jobs for Control of Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Medical Aspects of Ergonomics Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Ergonomics and Office Work Station Design
  • Low Back Pain and Design of Manual Materials Handling Operations
  • Quantitative Job Analysis Tools and Software
  • Conducting Ergonomic Job Analyses
  • Job Analysis Case Studies
* Scholarships are funded through a Consultation Education and Training (CET) Grant awarded by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).  MIOSHA is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

May 3, 2012 - May 4, 2012
Using the 3D Static Strength Prediction Program
Duderstadt Center, The University of Michigan North Campus, Ann Arbor, MI

Manual materials handling activities present significant ergonomic challenges for workers and is associated with many musculoskeletal disorders such as strains, sprains and low back pain. The 3D Static Strength Prediction Program™ (3D SSPP™) is an ergonomics job analysis and design tool developed by the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics to quantify biomechanical requirements during manual materials handling tasks. This 1-1/2 day workshop is devoted to training individuals with an ergonomics background how to use the computer software and interpret its output. This workshop will include lectures with numerous reinforcing hands-on computer workshop activities supervised by course instructors. Biomechanics principles will be reviewed, but this should be refresher information for attendees. Enrollment will be limited to ensure that all attendees will have access to a computer throughout the course.

April 17, 2012 -
Workplace Hazards of the Green Industry
Grand Rapids, MI

New sectors of jobs are emerging in the green industry.  The green industry encompasses companies whose products or services focus on improving the environment.  This would include industries such as wind power, solar energy, lithium ion batteries, electric engines and many more.  Initially, the focus of these companies was to develop, produce and implement new technology.  The affect on worker safety and health is not generally the first concern as new products or processes are being developed in any field.  However, strategies must be implemented to identify, analyze and interpret the safety and health hazards in the green industry.  Specific safety and health programs can then be developed for these industries by utilizing best practices from other industries and developing new strategies customized for their business.  The goal of this symposium is to provide attendees with a basic understanding of the safety and health hazards associated these industries and provide strategies for identifying and addressing the risks associated with jobs in the green industry so that worker health and safety is an important part of green businesses.

March 23, 2012 -
Environmental Health Sciences' 125th Anniversary
University of Michigan Campus

For the first time in the history of the University of Michigan Environmental Health Sciences Department, all 3000 alumni are being invited to join the EHS faculty, students and guests for a one-day educational and celebratory event.  The program will feature a keynote presentation on science and the public by Richard Harris, the award-winning science journalist for National Public Radio, and include morning and afternoon skill-building sessions, cutting-edge presentations, and networking opportunities.

March 19, 2012 - March 23, 2012
Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review
Ann Arbor, MI

The CIHR is a 4.5-day course that provides an intensive, high-level review of a wide range of industrial hygiene topics. This program is offered twice annually in Ann Arbor, Michigan and has gained the reputation of being one of the premier programs for people needing to broaden or refresh their industrial hygiene knowledge base or to focus their efforts on professional certification. Attendees benefit from interaction with more than a dozen experts covering the industrial hygiene topics. This program is co-sponsored by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society and registration is handled through the AIHA.

February 12, 2012 - February 16, 2012
IEA 2012: Designing a Sustainable Future
Recife, Brazil

The 18th World Congress on Ergonomics will be held February 12-16, 2012, in Recife, Brazil, a week before Carnival, the world-renowned Brazilian festival. The congress will be a joint conference with ULAERGO – the Union of Latin-American Ergonomics Societies and ABERGO – the Brazilian Ergonomics Association. ABERGO is the official host of the Congress and I have been delegated by them to Chair the Congress Committee. This will be the first time in 54 years that the IEA Congress will be hosted in Latin America. We are very excited that this special event will take place in Brazil. We invite all ergonomists, faculty and interested researchers to participate in the congress. The congress theme of “Designing a Sustainable Future”, expresses a current concern with the design of resources which aim to meet human needs while preserving the environment so that these needs can be met not only in the present but also in the future. As a discipline which is involved in the designing of the interactions among humans and other elements of a system, ergonomics must consider “sustainability” as a key aspect in optimizing resources to improve human well-being and overall system performance. So, one of the major challenges in the field of ergonomics for the 21st Century will be the design and management of systems that satisfy custom demands in terms of the requirements for human compatibility and at the same time consider sustainability.