Introduction to the Industrial Hygiene Program
Peter C. Raynor, PhD, Program Director
The Industrial Hygiene (IH) program is concerned with the health and safety of people at work, and the community at large. Specific concerns are with the recognition, evaluation and control of potential workplace hazards, including chemical, physical and biological agents; and the potential health threats to the community and the environment.
The degree options for this program are a Master of Public Health (MPH), a Master of Science (MS), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Environmental Health. Learn more about the degrees.
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The Industrial Hygiene Master's (MPH and MS) programs are accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Industrial Hygiene News
IH PhD Student Yuan Shao Receives 3M Occupational Health and Safety
June 2, 2016 - Industrial Hygiene PhD student Yuan Shao has received one of three 3M 2016 Occupational Health and Safety Scholarships. Yuan was recognized at a 3M-sponsored reception on May 22 during the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition in Baltimore.
Yuan is pictured at right with former 3M Occupational Health and Safety Scholarship winners from the University of Minnesota: Nikki McCullough, Tara Oberg, and Jason Kunz.
IH Students Win American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) Scholarship Awards
May 16, 2016 - Two Industrial Hygiene students have received scholarship awards from the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation. The Board of Trustees of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) selected a total of 38 outstanding students nationwide to receive $73,700 in scholarships this year. The recipients have distinguished themselves through their commitment to their studies, their communities, and the profession of industrial hygiene.
M.S. student Colton Porter received the Gary and Bonnie Olmstead Scholarship. Gary Olmstead spent many years as an industrial hygienist with General Mills and is Chair of the Advisory Board for the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Ph.D. student Yuan Shao has received the TSI/Arthur J. Abrams Memorial Scholarship. The TSI/Arthur J. Abrams Memorial Scholarship was endowed in 1997 in memory of Arthur J. Abrams.
The recipients were recognized on May 23, 2016 during the Opening Session at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) in Inner Harbor Baltimore, Maryland.
Professor Gurumurthy Ramachandran Named AIHA Fellow
May 16, 2014 - Professor Gurumurthy Ramachandran has been named a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) in recognition of his contributions to the organization and the field of industrial hygiene.
The award letter from AIHA to Ramachandran stated “the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the AIHA Awards Committee, and the AIHA Board of Directors all agree that you are deserving of this high recognition.”
Only five percent of the AIHA membership can qualify for the Fellow Award. It’s given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of industrial hygiene.
Ramachandran will be honored at the AIHce General Session in San Antonio, Texas on June 4, 2014. He will also be recognized during the AIHA Fellow Special Interest Group at AIHce.
PhD Student, Susan Arnold, Named AIHA Fellow
May 16, 2014 - Susan Arnold, an industrial hygiene doctoral student, has been named a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Only five percent of the AIHA membership can qualify for the prestigious Fellow Award. It is given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the field of industrial hygiene.
Susan will be honored at the AIHce General Session in San Antonio, Texas on June 4, 2014. She will also be recognized during the AIHA Fellow Special Interest Group at AIHce.
MCOHS IH Students Receive AIHF Scholarships
May 14, 2014 - The American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) has awarded scholarships to three students in the Industrial Hygiene program. The recipients are:
AIHF grants scholarships to students based on excellence in their academic record, extracurricular activities, future goals and potential for leadership in the profession. The awards will be conferred at the 2014 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) in San Antonio, during the General Session on Tuesday, June 3, 2014.
To learn more about the scholarships, read the news release.