Reflecting on the NIOSH Education and Research Centers’ Continuing Education and Outreach

Posted on  by Donjanea F. Williams, EdD; Julie Tisdale-Pardi, MA; Elizabeth H. Maples, PhD, CIH; and John Staley, PhD.

In recognition of the 45th anniversary of the Education and Research Centers (ERCs), we reflect on the Centers’ four decades as a NIOSH-funded grantee. This blog, which is the last in a 3-part series on the ERCs, focuses on the Centers’ effectiveness in serving as a resource to our nation’s workforce through continuing education and outreach. We encourage you to also check out the previous two blogs on ERC training and research.

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University of Michigan Center for Occupational Health and Safety Engineering (COHSE) 

Small and medium sized firms often rely on external resources to assist them with ergonomics training, program design, and job analysis. A program from the University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics (part of the COHSE) is available to six small or medium sized companies within the state of Michigan. COHSE staff will develop customized on-site introductory ergonomics training seminars that will provide introductory ergonomics information and workplace examples to illustrate ergonomic risk factors and job design principles. In addition, limited follow-up activities will be conducted with the six participating companies to document the integration of ergonomics within the company and workplace changes. These activities provide an excellent opportunity for Michigan companies to initiate or expand their ergonomics activities. For more information click here.