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Hazardous Substances Academic Training


Introduction to the Program

Pete Raynor, Ph.D., Program Director

The University of Minnesota Hazardous Substances Academic Training (HSAT) Program is a specialty program within the Industrial Hygiene (IH) Program of the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety. 

Most existing industries use or produce hazardous materials and generate some level of hazardous waste.  Growing industries in the Upper Midwest – especially biosciences, healthcare, and food production – are likely to produce even more hazardous materials and waste as they expand. 

Because industrial hygienists often hold multiple roles in their organizations, including responsibility for managing hazardous materials and waste, they and their organizations benefit if they have specific, focused training about hazardous substances. Therefore, the objective of the University of Minnesota HSAT Program is to provide industrial hygiene students with the ability to develop and manage hazardous materials and waste programs when they graduate. 

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