NC OSHERC markIn 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.

Professional Ethics Course for Industrial Hygienists and Safety Professionals

An online course designed to meet your 2-Hour ABIH Ethics Requirements!

Course Description:
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.

Course Agenda

  • 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
  • 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:
    • Summary

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.

For more information, including cost and enrollment, contact John Staley or Julie Maness.


Training at Your Site

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 ERC 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.


Annual Summer Institute

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 Summer Institute is 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 institute is 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 thirty 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 Summer Institute.


Certification Review Courses

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.

Due to COVID-19, we are planning the schedule for upcoming courses, so be sure to join our mailing list for updates.

Next course: Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene (CIH) Review, September 14-18, Carolina Club, Chapel Hill, NC
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Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene (CIH) Review: This 4 1/2 day course is designed to provide a comprehensive review of the field of industrial hygiene through lectures by qualified faculty with extensive experience in industrial hygiene and related areas. This course is specifically designed to assist industrial hygienists in preparing to sit for the CIH examination. This course will provide you with an oversight of the areas that will be the focus of your exam preparation efforts and highlight any weak areas you may have. Others needing a comprehensive review of the field of industrial hygiene are also encouraged to attend. This course is not intended for entry-level industrial hygienists. Attendees must have a basic understanding of mathematics, statistics and chemistry.

You will need to bring a scientific calculator for use during the sessions involving calculations. The Texas Instruments TI-30Xa calculator will be the calculator used during these sessions. This model may be purchased online or at the major office supply stores.  Students will be provided the most recent publication of the ACGIH “TLVs and BEIs Booklet“.

Course Content
Topics including industrial hygiene engineering; toxicology; industrial hygiene mathematics, calculations; personal protective equipment; epidemiology; heat stress, pressure, ergonomics, illumination; general practices in industrial hygiene; regulations, standards, guidelines; PELs, TLVs; sampling and instrumentation; industrial hygiene management; noise and vibration; ionizing and nonionizing radiation; biohazards; analytical chemistry; air pollution; study techniques.

Agenda Topics

  • Math Review and Statistics
  • Industrial Hygiene Management
  • Air Pollution
  • Indoor Air Quality with Mold Case Studies
  • Air Sampling and Instrumentation
  • Toxicology/Physiology
  • Thermal Stress
  • Exposure  Assessment
  • Guidelines, Standards and Regulations
  • Problem Solving Session
  • Ionizing Radiation
  • Nonionizing Radiation
  • Ventilation
  • Ergonomics & NIOSH Lifting Formula
  • Problem Solving Session
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Noise & Vibration
  • Biohazards
  • PPE
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Test Taking Strategies

“2-Hr Ethics for Industrial Hygienists” will not be included in this review but will be offered in our fall online course, “Ethics for Industrial Hygienists and Other Safety Professionals.”

Faculty
Richard Cravener Jr., MS, CIH, CSP, Cravener Consulting Solutions, LLC
Bert W. Sellers, MPH, BD Technologies, Research Triangle Park, NC

CIH Exam Information
For additional information on the ABIH exams and eligibility, call the American Board of Industrial Hygiene at (517)321-2638 or visit their website at www.abih.org.

Credit
ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 36 hours which can be claimed for CM credit.

This course may qualify for BCSP Recertification points. See the BCSP Recertification Guide for details, available for download on the Recertification page at www.bcsp.org/recertification.

CEUs are available upon request.

Tuition
Please review our Registration Policies.

Tuition: $1,150 (includes course materials, certificate of completion, and refreshment breaks)

Registration
REGISTRATION OPEN, September 14-18, 2020 at The Carolina Club

Please review our Registration, Cancellation, and Refund Policies.

For more information, contact John Staley or Julie Maness.


NORA Seminar Series

Another important part of the Outreach and Continuing Education program is the NORA Interdisciplinary Seminar Series, required for our NIOSH-funded students, was established in 2002 and has been offered quarterly since 2005, typically in the months of February, April, August, and November. The seminars are “live” on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus and also webcast with an archive link available a few days after the seminar. This enables distance education students and others in the broader occupational health and safety community to attend and participate, facilitating discussion of common research interests, networking, and interdisciplinary role integration. Attendees can obtain continuing education units (CEUs) through UNC-Chapel Hill at a nominal fee after completing an evaluation form. Documentation of attendance is also provided for those who wish to request CM points from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.


CE Certificate Programs

The North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has designed and developed three Technician Certificate Programs. Each program recognizes those individuals who have completed a selected set of requirements outlined for an Industrial Hygiene, Safety, or Environmental Technician. Upon successful completion of specific required courses and elective courses, a certificate program plaque will be awarded. Each Certificate Program requires participants to obtain six credits. Successful completion of two required courses and elective courses to complete the credit requirements is mandatory for each Technician Certificate Programs. Courses designated as Electives may be used as elective credit in any of the three Technician Certificate Programs. An exam must be passed at the end of each course.

Only courses offered at the North Carolina Annual Occupational Safety and Health Summer Institutes will be accepted as program credit.

Our approved courses can be taken for normal CEU requirements, but you must submit a Technician Certificate Application and a one-time $150.00 application fee before you can be accepted into a certificate program and be eligible to sit for an exam. An application form must be submitted for each certificate program. To submit an application, go to the registration page and select “Register.”

Industrial Hygiene Technician

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What is the Environmental Technician Certificate?
Good question! The North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education & Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has designed and developed the Environmental Technician Certificate Program to recognize those individuals who have completed a selected set of requirements outlined for an Environmental Technician. The program requirements are listed below.
Supervisors, listen up! Have you ever had difficulty finding qualified Environmental Technicians, or do you feel that you must spend valuable time training new techs? Well, this program should be of interest to you. The Environmental Technician Certificate Program is designed to provide an independent external assessment of technician expertise to assist you. In addition, the program gives you a wonderful opportunity to support your technician training. This is a great way to show your support for their efforts to improve environmental technician knowledge. So in essence, the program offers a win-win opportunity for both you (the Supervisor) and you (the Environmental Technician). The NC OSHERC will also bring the Environmental Technician Certificate program to your organization on a contract basis.

Requirements
Program participants are required to obtain six credits through successful completion of two required courses and elective courses and must pass an exam at the end of each course Only courses offered at the North Carolina Annual Occupational Safety and Health Summer Institute (or our online equivalents) will be accepted as program credit.

Required courses
The following courses are required for the Environmental Technician Certificate:

  • Fundamentals of Environmental Health (2 credits)
  • Environmental Regulations for Safety and Health Professionals (2 credits)
  • Elective courses

You choose the two remaining elective credits from the Institute and/or online course list. Any course designated as an elective may be chosen for the Industrial Hygiene Technician Certificate Program. An elective course may be used as credit in only one certificate program.

Safety Technician

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What is the Safety Technician Certificate?
Good question! The North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education & Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has designed and developed the Safety Technician Certificate Program to recognize those individuals who have completed a selected set of requirements outlined for a Safety Technician. The program requirements are listed below. This program should not be confused with being a Certified Safety Professional.
Supervisors, listen up! Have you ever had difficulty finding qualified Safety Technicians, or do you feel that you must spend valuable time training new techs? Well, this program should be of interest to you. The Safety Technician Certificate Program is designed to provide an independent external assessment of technician expertise to assist you. In addition, the program gives you a wonderful opportunity to support your technician training. This is a great way to show your support for their efforts to improve safety technician knowledge. So in essence, the program offers a win-win opportunity for both you (the Supervisor) and you (the Safety Technician). The NC OSHERC will also bring the Safety Technician Certificate program to your organization on a contract basis.

Requirements
Program participants are required to obtain six credits through successful completion of two required courses and elective courses and must pass an exam at the end of each course. Only courses offered at the North Carolina Annual Occupational Safety and Health Summer Institute (or our online equivalents) will be accepted as program credit.

Required courses

  • Fundamentals of Occupational Safety (2 Credits) -or- Fundamentals of Occupational Safety Online (2 Credits)

ONE of the following:

  • OTI 511 OSHA Standards for General Industry (2 Credits) -OR- Complying with OSHA – 30-Hour General Industry (2 Credits) -or- Safety Boot Camp for Program Managers (2 Credits)

Elective courses
You choose the two remaining elective credits from the Institute and/or online course list. Any course designated as an elective may be chosen for the Safety Technician Certificate Program. An elective course may be used as credit in only one certificate program.

Environmental Technician

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What is the Environmental Technician Certificate?
Good question! The North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education & Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has designed and developed the Environmental Technician Certificate Program to recognize those individuals who have completed a selected set of requirements outlined for an Environmental Technician. The program requirements are listed below.
Supervisors, listen up! Have you ever had difficulty finding qualified Environmental Technicians, or do you feel that you must spend valuable time training new techs? Well, this program should be of interest to you. The Environmental Technician Certificate Program is designed to provide an independent external assessment of technician expertise to assist you. In addition, the program gives you a wonderful opportunity to support your technician training. This is a great way to show your support for their efforts to improve environmental technician knowledge. So in essence, the program offers a win-win opportunity for both you (the Supervisor) and you (the Environmental Technician). The NC OSHERC will also bring the Environmental Technician Certificate program to your organization on a contract basis.

Requirements
Program participants are required to obtain six credits through successful completion of two required courses and elective courses and must pass an exam at the end of each course Only courses offered at the North Carolina Annual Occupational Safety and Health Summer Institute (or our online equivalents) will be accepted as program credit.

Required courses
The following courses are required for the Environmental Technician Certificate:

  • Fundamentals of Environmental Health (2 credits)
  • Environmental Regulations for Safety and Health Professionals (2 credits)
  • Elective courses

The two remaining elective credits are chosen from the Institute and/or online course list. Any course designated as an elective may be chosen for the Environmental Technician Certificate Program. An elective course may be used as credit in only one certificate program.


Traditional (in-person) Training

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Southeastern States Occupational Network “SouthON”

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