About MCOHS | Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Education and Research Center


This Education and Research Center, one of 18 nationwide, was designed in response to a mandate of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) — to provide an adequate supply of qualified personnel to carry out the purposes of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and reduce the national burden of work-related injury and illness. The MCOHS, recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for its impact, has a service area that includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North and South Dakota.

MCOHS provides graduate academic and research training programs, continuing education and outreach activities, including research-to-practice, and serves as a regional resource for industry, labor, federal, state, and local government agencies, agriculture, and other interested parties.

An innovative administrative structure supports enhanced efforts in interdisciplinary research, education, and outreach, and strengthens diversity recruitment for the next generation of professionals.



Education and Training

MCOHS provides graduate academic and research training in industrial hygiene, occupational and environmental health nursing, occupational injury prevention research/injury epidemiology and control, occupational and environmental medicine, occupational and environmental epidemiology, and occupational health services research and policy. For more detailed information, view our academic degree programs.

A major Continuing Education (CE) program also includes associated programs of agricultural safety and health and hazardous substances training.

The MCOHS collaborates on OSHA courses as a host site and is available to provide OSHA courses on a contract basis and to assist in the development and delivery of site specific courses, which may be conducted at your location or another location.

The MCOHS is funded in part by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Funding for eligible students may include stipend support, tuition reimbursement, and scholarships.

For further information, contact: 1-877-36-MCOHS (1-877-366-2647)