Outreach, Training and Continuing Education
In addition to our academic programs, NC OSHERC provides extensive outreach, training and continuing education programs. These courses are offered on both an open registration basis as well as on a contract basis for specific companies and the military. The courses offered cover many topics in industrial hygiene, occupational health nursing, occupational medicine, safety and environmental areas. This includes our Industrial Hygiene Technician, Safety Technician, and Environmental Technician certificate programs.
All upcoming courses will be listed here as soon as their dates are finalized and/or their registration has been opened.
2023 Winter Institute Courses:
All courses are 2.5 days long. The schedule is designed to allow students to take up to 2 courses during the week if they pair a Session 1 course with a Session 2 course. All courses will be in-person at the Friday Center (100 Friday Center Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27517) with interactive discussion and learning experiences with our expert faculty.Click here for more information and to register! Respiratory Protection Fundamentals Monday, March 13 – Wednesday, March 15 (Session 1)Click here for more information and to register! Biosafety for Safety and Health Professionals Monday, March 13 – Wednesday, March 15 (Session 1)Click here for more information and to register! Industrial Toxicology Wednesday, March 15 – Friday, March 17 (Session 2)Click here for more information and to register! Industrial Hygiene Sampling – Chemical Contaminants Wednesday, March 15 – Friday, March 17 (Session 2)Click here for more information and to register! Ergonomics Process and Application Workshop Wednesday, March 15 – Friday, March 17 (Session 2)Click here for more information and to register!Applied Radiation Protection Monday, March 13 – Wednesday, March 15 (Session 1)
Click here to access the 2023 Winter Institute flyer!
Professional Ethics Course for Industrial Hygienists and Safety Professionals
An online course designed to meet your 2-Hour ABIH Ethics Requirements!
This course introduces the ethics underlying professional industrial hygiene practice and is designed to meet the American Board of Industrial Hygiene ABIH requirement for ethics training.
The course is comprised of seven modules, including presentation and discussion of ethical scenarios likely to be encountered in the workplace. Participants are required to complete all elements of each module in order, including the brief quizzes. You can work at your own pace to complete the modules within a 30-day period, to accommodate your schedule. Read more/less.
Upon successful course completion, the course director will confirm all course requirements have been met, and provide you an NC OSHERC certificate of course completion.
- Module 1:
- Welcome, overview, housekeeping, set expectations for course
- Introduction to Ethics, historical perspective on codes
- Module 2:
- Review of ABIH Code of Ethics
- Why have a code?
- To whom does the code apply?
- What is in the code?
- Quiz on ABIH Code of Ethics
- Review of ABIH Code of Ethics
- Module 3:
- Professional values in practice
- Module 4:
- Discuss potential ethical dilemmas and challenges regarding decision-making
- Module 5:
- Ethics Scenario #1
- Quiz and Discussion
- Ethics Scenario #2
- Quiz and Discussion
- Ethics Scenario #3
- Quiz and Discussion
- Module 6:
- ABIH/BGC Promotion of Ethics
- ABIH Ethics Review Committee
- Review summary of CIH ethics cases
- Discuss possible disciplinary actions
- Quiz on ABIH requirements and ABIH Ethics Review Committee
- Module 7:
Your course instructor: Richard Cravener Jr., MS, CIH, CSP, has over 30 years of experience in the industrial hygiene profession, including the US Navy, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, the private sector, and currently as owner of Cravener Consulting Solutions.
Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene Online Self-Paced Course
This course introduces the basic concepts of industrial hygiene and provides students with a broad overview of the field, including recognition of hazards in the workplace, basic evaluation or measurement of those hazards, and application of control strategies.
This course includes presentations and discussion of industrial hygiene concepts and workplace scenarios likely to be encountered in the workplace. Participants are required to complete all elements of the course, including the brief quizzes. Students can work at their own pace to complete the course within a 30-day period. The Final Course Evaluation must be completed to receive full credit for course completion Read more/less.
Upon successful course completion, the course director will confirm all course requirements have been met and provide the student with a NC OSHERC certificate of course completion. This course will satisfy the Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene requirement for the Industrial Hygiene Technician Certificate.
This course is comprised of the course introduction, and 18 content modules including the discussion of implementing an Industrial Hygiene program. Each module includes a presentation that students watch/listen to, and a pdf copy of the slides for students’ use. Students can review the presentations at their own pace and go back to review at their convenience.
- Intro: Welcome, Overview, Housekeeping, Course Expectations, Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene Introduction
Module 1: Art and Science of Industrial Hygiene
Module 2: Legal Aspects and Introduction to OSHA
Module 3: Chemical Hazard Recognition
Module 4: Industrial Toxicology and Physiology
Module 5: Noise and Vibration
Module 6: Hazard Communication
Module 7: Indoor Air Quality
Module 8: Thermal Stress
Module 9: Ionizing Radiation
Module 10: Non-ionizing Radiation
Module 11: Biosafety
Module 12: Air Sampling and Instrumentation
Module 13: Direct Reading Instrumentation
Module 14: PPE and Other Control Measures
Module 15: Industrial Ventilation
Module 16: Respiratory Protection
Module 17: Ergonomics with NIOSH Lifting Equation
Module 18: Implementation of an IH Program
Let us train your employees at your location. Courses are tailored to meet the needs of your organization. The negotiated cost covers course presentation at your selected location, course materials, certificates of completion and faculty expense. Course agendas are available on this website when you select a specific course. The Center has a long record of successful presentations of on-site courses for selected groups. We also can conduct online, live webinars as well if the location is inaccessible or unavailable!
The NC OSHERC will bring the IH Technician Certificate Program, Safety Technician Certificate Program, or the Environmental Technician Certificate Program to your organization on a contract basis.
For more information, contact John Staley.
Presented by the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center at the University of North Carolina, the annual Occupational Safety and Health Institutes are designed to provide practical information and a forum for the exchange of ideas among participants with widely diverse backgrounds. The interdisciplinary focus makes the Institutes unique in continuing professional education and development.
The institutes are designed for industrial hygienists, safety personnel, occupational physicians, occupational health nurses, managers, supervisors, personnel specialists, union health and safety professionals and others with the responsibility of providing a safe and healthy work environment. Approximately 5-10 courses dealing with a wide range of occupational safety and health and environmental issues are offered at each institute. Courses generally range from one to five days in length. Our three Technician Certificate Programs are also offered through the Annual Institutes.
NC OSHERC offers a variety of professional certification review courses, including the Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Review for Certified Industrial Hygienists, the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Review, the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager review, and Biosafety for Safety and Health Professionals (Certified Biological Safety Professional Review).