Mission Statement

Our Mission

To contribute to a safer and healthier workplace, and community through applied research, teaching and service related activities and establish beneficial partnerships with industry to further the transfer of safety education and research.

Our Vision

To be the leading source of occupational safety and health education, research, and training in the nation with dedicated and highly qualified faculty and staff educating our students about best safety practices and conducting leading edge research.

Our Values

We value

  • Providing students with occupational safety and health education based on commitment, dedication, and integrity;
  • Increasing organizational safety, productivity and efficiency


Occupational Environmental Hygiene Lab

Industrial hygiene is the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of physical, chemical, biological hazards that may result in injury, illness, or impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and harm the environment. The profession is dedicated to protecting people in the workplace and the environment from these hazards.

The Industrial Hygiene and Safety Laboratory includes a variety of equipment designed to provide data on industrial contaminants or environmental conditions that may be harmful to workers. Specific equipment includes: air pumps, size selective particle samplers, particle analyzers, ventilation monitors, heat stress and heat strain monitors, noise monitors, monitors for a variety of gasses, and calibration standards.