Events and Opportunities

The University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering has a variety of educational opportunities available to students as well as those outside of the university community. Our opportunities include:

Virtual Tours

River View Coal Mine December 2nd 12:00pm – 2:30pm EST

We have been welcomed by the University of Illinois-Chicago to include all of you in a virtual tour of the River View Coal Mine located in eastern Kentucky. River View utilizes continuous mining units employing room-and-pillar mining techniques to produce high-sulfur coal and is the largest mine of its kind in the nation. If you’re interested in receiving the link, please email

Annual Events

Ford carFord Rouge Factory Tour – Postponed Due To COVID-19 Concerns
Join us for a free tour to the Ford Rouge Factory Complex. This normally self-guided tour, sponsored by COHSE, is led by two docents and includes a walk through a working truck plant, a view one of the world’s largest “living roofs,” a gallery of iconic Ford vehicles produced at the Rouge, and two theatre experiences.


Mary OwczarczakResearch Symposium – Virtual Symposium 
Learn about the latest occupational health and safety research from our students and the most hazardous U.S. Industries.


McCullagh Neitzel SimulationOccupational Health Speaker Series – Every Friday During Winter Semester, Now Offered Online
Listen to engaging lectures about a variety of contemporary professional, research, and policy topics in occupational and environmental health and safety. Talks are given by experienced experts from academia, government, and the private sector.


Past Events

VPP PhotoMarathon Refinery Tour 
This tour will get inside the facility to visit distillation, catalytic cracking, hydro treating, reforming alkylation, sulfur recovery, and coking facilities involved in producing gasoline, distillates, asphalt, cok, propane, and other products.


VPP PhotoDetroit Environmental Tour: A Tour of Toxic Sites in Detroit 
Experience a first-hand look at some of Detroit’s major sources of pollution and explore cultural and historical points of interest in Detroit. This tour is a day-long event sponsored by COHSE.