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About

Welcome to the Center for Occupational Safety, Ergonomics, and Injury Prevention at Auburn University! We are a proud member of the Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, a National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Education and Research Center

Specifically, we are the home to two interdisciplinary training programs:

The Occupational Safety and Ergonomics (OSE) program trains graduate level professionals, with strong backgrounds in engineering or physical sciences, to:

  1. identify, analyze, control, and prevent OSE hazards through engineering methodologies and design;
  2. advance knowledge in OSE through faculty and student research in direct support of the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA); and
  3. participate as a member of an interdisciplinary occupational safety and health team.

The Occupational Injury Prevention (OIP) program trains graduate level professionals, with backgrounds in engineering or physical sciences, on the public health model as applied to occupational injury prevention. Trainees are taught to:

  1. conduct occupational injury research through interdisciplinary collaborations with experts in occupational epidemiology, public health, medicine, nursing, safety engineering and human factors/ergonomics; and
  2. address occupational injury issues through interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving using the public health model.

If you are interested in learning more about what we do, please navigate to our Work with Us page to find contact information.