Today is Friday, Sep. 22, 2017

Department of Environmental Health

Division of Environmental & Industrial Hygiene

Program Outreach

Keep updated with the University of Cincinnati's Education and Research Center and corresponding programs.

Join one or more of our CERKL groups by click on the links below. CERKL is a social media mechanism that allows our programs to disseminate information to our stakeholders: current faculty and students, alumni, researchers, and members of industry in the region. CERKL is similar to Linked-In but is more specific to academic and training programs. CERKL has a structure where all members belong to an ERC group (Parent group) as well as a program specific group (e.g. EIH, OHN, OMR, and OSHE) (Sibling group). Examples of the information that will be sent out to the members include seminar announcements, information about the latest results from the targeted research training program, discipline-specific job announcements; summary of thesis, dissertations, practica, and capstones, recent awards, and summaries of recent publications. One of the key components of CERKL is the ability to request assistance from the members, such as need for expertise or mentor, assistance in job placement in certain parts of the country, and input back to the program. CERKL is not utilized to solicit funding or donations from alumni and stakeholders. 

Parent group: Get updates on center wide activities 
https://cerkl.com/UC-ERC

Environmental and Industrial Hygiene (Including Occupational Ergonomics and Biomonitoring): Get updates about EIH, OSE, and BIOM activities
https://cerkl.com/IHUC

Occupational Health Nursing: Get updates about OHN activities
https://cerkl.com/UC

Occupational-Health-Nursing Occupational Safety Health Engineering: Get updates about OSHE activities
https://cerkl.com/UC-Occupational-Safety-Health-Engineering

Occupational Medicine Residency: Get updates about OMR activities
https://cerkl.com/UC-Occupational-Medical-Residency

Get Your Health and Safety Training Videos

Trainees and faculty have developed videos to address health and safety concerns for firefighters and home healthcare workers. These short videos provide recommendations and best practices to many of the potential risk factors in these two professions. Each video is 3 to 5 minutes long, covering a short summary of the problem, an interview with workers (testimonials), and description of interventions or procedures that could reduce the exposures.

Firefighters

Inhalation of Particulates from Fire

In collaboration with the Center of Environmental Genetics Community Outreach and Engagement Core, a safety video was developed to warn about the common exposures for firefighters that can lead to cancer.

 

Heat Stress
The impact of heat stress for firefighters can be devastating but completely preventable. The video provides the background for heat stress and ways to prevent it.  

Noise Exposure
Exposures to high noise levels are frequent for firefighters and lead to many of the firefighters losing their hearing later in life. The video provides a synopsis of the problem and several potential protective solutions.

Home Healthcare Workers

Pets and Pests
Pets and pest provide a unique health and safety exposure to home healthcare workers when they arrive to homes of patients. This video provides an overview of concerns and potential fixes to them.  

Egress and Ingress of Homes
Walking to and from as well as entering the homes of patients posed numerous risk factors for the health and safety of home healthcare workers. This video discusses some of the potential hazards and how to deal with them.

Engagement with Local and Regional Stakeholders

The ERC faculty members complete extensive outreach activities which are tracked. We are constantly working with stakeholders and partners to make real impact on the health and safety of the worker in a wide variety of industries and agencies. Please contact Kermit Davis (Kermit.davis@uc.edu) if you would like to talk about potential projects, consultations and opportunities to work with the faculty of the ERC.