University of Minnesota
School of Public Health

  • Midwest Center
    for Occupational
    Health and Safety

    1260 Mayo (MMC 807)
    420 Delaware Street SE
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Main: 612-626-0900
    Fax: 612-626-4837

  • Call toll free:
    1-877-36- MCOHS

News and Events

Latest News

IH PhD Student Yuan Shao Receives 3M Occupational Health and Safety

Ryan KleinJune 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.

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2016 NORA Symposium

May 4, 2016 - The 2016 NORA Symposium was held Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Mayo Memorial Auditorium, University of Minnesota School of Public Health. The theme was "Critical Challenges Facing Occupational Health and Safety - Today and Tomorrow". The featured speaker was Dr. John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

The event featured a presentation by Dr. Howard, followed by a Q&A discussion, research poster session, and reception.

The NORA Symposium was co-sponsored by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Education and Research Center (MCOHS) and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH).



Upcoming Events

Occupational Hearing Conservation Training
December 14-16, 2016
University of Minnesota

What's that you say? Sorry, my ear plugs are still in!

If your company has an Occupational Hearing Conservation program, this course is for you. If you are a nurse or an allied medical and industrial health practitioner, you will learn to perform pure tone air conduction hearing tests and other associated duties of the Occupational Hearing Conservationist (OHC) as a member of the occupational hearing conservation team. All participants will have ample opportunity to practice hearing testing utilizing a variety of audiometry equipment with one-on-one instruction from the faculty.

Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety - Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 2.0 CEUs. Nurses - This activity has been designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 24 (50 minute) contact hours. Safety Professionals - This course is designed to meet the criteria for Continuance of Certification (COC) as specified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

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