Courses

Upcoming Live Webinars & Trainings

July 30 – 31. 1 – 5 p.m. CT
In-Person or Online Livestream. $35.00
Up to 7 Continuing Education Hours
Register for the Live Maternal Program

This continuing education program focuses on the improvement of maternal and infant health through the delivery of risk-appropriate high-quality nutrition services.

This continuing education program is designed for dietitians, nutritionists, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians and public health professionals who serve preconceptual, pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, children and families.

The 2024 National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course will be held on July 30 and 31. Six presentations will be featured. Participants who register for the live program will choose whether to join in-person or livestream online, central time.

In-Person Location: University of Minnesota, Health Sciences Education Center, 526 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Livestream available online via Zoom

Visit our website for the full agenda

September 1 – December 31.
Self Paced, Online. $35.00
Up to 7 Continuing Education Hours
Register for the Fully Online Distance Maternal Program

This continuing education program focuses on the improvement of maternal and infant health through the delivery of risk-appropriate high-quality nutrition services.

This continuing education program is designed for dietitians, nutritionists, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses and nurse practitioners, physicians and public health professionals who serve preconceptual, pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, children and families.

The 2024 National Maternal Nutrition Intensive Course will be available as a self-paced fully online distance program that will feature the recorded presentations from the July session. Participants will watch recorded presentations and complete evaluations on their own time starting on September 1 and will need to complete necessary evaluations by December 31 to receive a certificate of completion.

The last day to register is November 30.

Visit our website for more information.

October 28-29. 8 – 5:15 p.m.
In-Person. $650.00
16 Continuing Education Hours
Register for NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training

In this course, you will learn NIOSH-approved techniques for obtaining the best spirometric test results with a variety of clients. This 2-day workshop covers the most current standards and recent developments in pulmonary function testing and is applicable to occupational health nurses, physicians, industrial hygienists, technicians, medical assistants, or employee health practitioners responsible for performing accurate pulmonary function testing. All participants will have ample opportunity to practice pulmonary function testing utilizing a variety of spirometry equipment with one-on-one instruction from the faculty. The course concludes with a practical exam and written multiple choice exam.

Registration fee of $650 includes course materials, manual, processing of your exam, and CEU certificate.

This is a NIOSH-Approved course.

Nurses: This activity has been designed to meet Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 16 (60 minute) contact hours, and ABOHN requirements for certification.

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).

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations Office.

Class location is in University Office Plaza located at 2221 University Avenue Southeast, Rooms 114/116, Minneapolis, MN, 55414.

October 30. 8 – 5:15 p.m.
November 1. 8 – 12 p.m.
In-Person. $725.00
20 Continuing Education Hours
Register for In-Person CAOCH-Approved Occupational Hearing Conservation Training

In this course, 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. Classroom exams are computer-based and participants will need to bring their own laptop computer to the training for testing.

Registration fee of $725 includes course materials, CAOHC (Council for Accreditation for Occupational Hearing Conservation) manual, processing of your exam, certification application to CAOHC, and CEU certificate.

This is a CAOHC-Approved course.

Class location is in University Office Plaza located at 2221 University Avenue Southeast, Rooms 114/116, Minneapolis, MN, 55414.

November 7. 8 – 5:15 p.m.
In-Person. $375.00
Register for the CAOHC-Approved Occupational Hearing Conservation Training Refresher

This one-day course will qualify those holding a current CAOHC (Council for Accreditation of Occupational Hearing Conservation) certification for recertification. All participants will have ample opportunity to hone their skills by practicing hearing testing utilizing a variety of audiometry equipment with one-on-one instruction from the faculty. Classroom exams are computer-based and participants will need to bring their own laptop computer to the training for testing.

Registration fee of $375 includes handouts, processing of your exam, recertification application to CAOHC, and CEU certificate.

This is a CAOHC-Approved course.

Class location is in University Office Plaza located at 2221 University Avenue Southeast, Rooms 114/116, Minneapolis, MN, 55414.

November 8. 8 – 5 p.m.
In-Person. $295.00
8 Continuing Education Units
Register for In-Person NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training Refresher

This one-day, interactive course is designed as an update for those who have successfully completed the initial NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training within the past five years and can provide a copy of that training certificate to the course director. In this interactive workshop, an emphasis will be placed on practical aspects of spirometric testing and making sense of spirometric results. Students are encouraged to supply information on the spirometers they currently or plan to use and samples of spirograms from their work setting.

The registration fee of $295.00 includes handouts, course materials, and CEU certificate.

This is a NIOSH-Approved course.

Class location is in University Office Plaza located at 2221 University Avenue Southeast, Rooms 114/116, Minneapolis, MN, 55414.

Recently Developed Self-Paced E-Learning and Games

Self-Paced Online Game (Free)
0.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for Outbreak at Watersedge

The need for public health professionals has never been greater. But what is “Public Health” anyway? This interactive game will introduce you to the world of public health as you help discover the source of the outbreak that has hit the small community of Watersedge and stop it before more residents get sick.

Acknowledgments/Sponsors
Produced by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations and Minnesota Department of Health Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response. Subject matter experts: Jeff Bender, DVM, MS; Craig Hedberg, PhD; Mickey Scullard, DrPH, MPH, MEP

The Minnesota Prepared project was possible through a COVID-19 Public Health Supplemental Funding grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that is administered by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) through an agreement with the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health: Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number NU90TP922188. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.

Self-Paced Online Game (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for Disaster in Franklin County

In this interactive game, the learner will assume the perspective of various public health professionals responding to a natural disaster. They will make decisions on behalf of a county public health director, a public health nurse, an environmental health specialist, and other public health professionals. By approaching emerging public health issues from these perspectives, the players gain a deeper understanding of the issues at hand, the decisions that colleagues in other disciplines face, and how those decisions impact their areas of expertise.

Acknowledgments/Sponsors
Produced by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations and Minnesota Department of Health Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response. Subject matter experts: Cassandra Broadwater, MA; Megan Cirio, BS; Sue Grafstrom, MPH; Sara Hurley, PhD, MFA; and Janice Maine, MEP

The Minnesota Prepared project was possible through a COVID-19 Public Health Supplemental Funding grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that is administered by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) through an agreement with the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health: Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number NU90TP922188. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
0.75 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for Psychological First Aid

This course was designed as an overview for MRC volunteers, hospital personnel, disaster responders, and first-responders, to the concepts and applications of psychological first aid as it applies to assisting survivors and fellow responders impacted by a disaster or emergency event, particularly in the field during a response. This training may also be useful to other individuals when dealing with a personal crisis situation in their family, community or workplace.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Produced by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations and Minnesota Department of Health Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response. Subject matter expert: Nancy Carlson, MPhil, CFT, CFE.

The Minnesota Prepared project was possible through a COVID-19 Public Health Supplemental Funding grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that is administered by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) through an agreement with the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health: Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number NU90TP922188. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.4 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for Changing the Climate of Worker Health and Safety, NORA Symposium 2023

The 2023 NORA Online Symposium, “Changing the Climate of Worker Health and Safety: A Forum on Lessons and Actions to Foster a Resilient Workforce” featured presentations and an interactive discussion with a panel of experts on the effects of climate change on worker health and safety in a variety of industries and workplaces. In this course, learners have the opportunity to watch the panelists’ presentations and the post Q&A.

The panelists and their presentation topics include:

  • Marysel Pagán Santana, DrPH, MS, Director of Environmental and Occupational Health, Senior Program Manager for Puerto Rico Migrant Clinicians Network: Protecting Workers from Climate-Related Exposures in Puerto Rico
  • Matt Holmstrom, Risk Management Officer, Pacific Northwest Region of the US Forest Service: Wildfires: A Massively Growing Threat and Its Impact on Workers in the Field and Our Communities at Large
  • Robert Servian, Safety Consultant Principal, Workplace Safety Consultation Minnesota, Department of Labor and Industry: The Role of the MN Department of Labor and Industry and a Brief Overview of the Impact of Climate Change on Minnesota Workers

This course is intended for public health professionals and students interested in worker safety and climate change, but is open to anyone interested in this topic. The panel session was moderated by Dr. Jeff Bender, UMASH Director.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
The symposium was co-sponsored by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS) and the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center (UMASH).

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Constitutional Basis for Public Health Action

This course teaches a basic understanding of how the constitution distributes power and gives states the authority to take public health actions, which is an essential component of the practice of public health across our nation. It is designed for anyone working in a public health related setting or interested in this topic.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Produced by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations and Minnesota Department of Health Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response. Subject Matter Experts: Anne Barry, J.D., MPH; Robin Benson, J.D., M.Ed.; Joel Wu, J.D., MPH, MA, HEC-C.

The Minnesota Prepared project was possible through a COVID-19 Public Health Supplemental Funding grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that is administered by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) through an agreement with the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health: Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number NU90TP922188. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for NIMS and ICS

This training provides an initial orientation to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) for individuals who plan to volunteer during an emergency or disaster. The course is designed to help volunteers understand the standardized organizational structure and communication system they are likely to encounter while responding to a crisis. Additionally, this training can serve as a ‘just in time’ review of these basic principles.

Volunteer organizations may require their volunteers to participate in additional training on these topics. Volunteers will want to consult with their coordinator regarding specific training requirements.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Produced by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations and Minnesota Department of Health Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response. Subject Matter Experts: Sue Grafstrom, MPH; Janice Maine, MEP.

The Minnesota Prepared project was possible through a COVID-19 Public Health Supplemental Funding grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that is administered by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) through an agreement with the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health: Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number NU90TP922188. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
0.46 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for PODs

This training is designed to provide an overview and orientation to the general operations of a POD. It is intended to complement just-in-time training provided at the time of deployment. Public health staff and volunteers may find this training beneficial.

Acknowledgements
Produced by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations. Subject matter expert: Joan Rambeck, MS, RN, CPNP, University of Minnesota Health Emergency Response Office (HERO).

Self-Paced Online (Free)
0.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for Alternate Care Sites

During the COVID-19 pandemic, plans were developed across the country to identify new ways to care for the thousands of patients who will become ill. This brief video is intended to introduce volunteers as well as public health and healthcare staff to one response strategy called Alternate Care Sites. The overall goal of this video is to provide a context and overview of Alternate Care Sites for those that may contribute to the development and/or operation of one.

Acknowledgements
Produced by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations and University of Minnesota Health Emergency Response Office (HERO).

E-Learning Module Licensing

Some e-learning modules are available to license as SCORM files for instructors or organizations to include in their learning management systems. Additional information and terms are available from the Office of Technology Commercialization. These are not for individual registration.

A SCORM version of an e-learning module that can be uploaded to a learning management system (LMS) to educate learners on the concepts and applications of psychological first aid. Individual learners should register for the course through the link in the self-paced e-learning and games section.
Apply for a license for Outbreak at Watersedge.

The need for public health professionals has never been greater. But what is “Public Health” anyway? This interactive game will introduce you to the world of public health as you help discover the source of the outbreak that has hit the small community of Watersedge and stop it before more residents get sick.

Acknowledgments/Sponsors
Produced by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations and Minnesota Department of Health Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response. Subject matter experts: Jeff Bender, DVM, MS; Craig Hedberg, PhD; Mickey Scullard, DrPH, MPH, MEP

The Minnesota Prepared project was possible through a COVID-19 Public Health Supplemental Funding grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that is administered by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) through an agreement with the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health: Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number NU90TP922188. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.

A SCORM version of an e-learning module that can be uploaded to a learning management system (LMS) to educate learners on the concepts and applications of psychological first aid. Individual learners should register for the course through the link in the self-paced e-learning and games section.
Apply for a license for Psychological First Aid.

This course was designed as an overview for MRC volunteers, hospital personnel, disaster responders, and first-responders, to the concepts and applications of psychological first aid as it applies to assisting survivors and fellow responders impacted by a disaster or emergency event, particularly in the field during a response. This training may also be useful to other individuals when dealing with a personal crisis situation in their family, community or workplace.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Produced by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations and Minnesota Department of Health Division of Emergency Preparedness and Response. Subject matter expert: Nancy Carlson, MPhil, CFT, CFE.

The Minnesota Prepared project was possible through a COVID-19 Public Health Supplemental Funding grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that is administered by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) through an agreement with the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health: Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number NU90TP922188. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.

Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS) Self-Paced E-Learning

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.16 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for Americans with Disabilities Act: Part 1

This online lecture discusses the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and how generally to determine if a person is considered disabled under the ADA. The lecture introduces the framework by which a person may be covered under the ADA.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS)
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Americans with Disabilities Act: Part 2

This online lecture discusses reasonable accommodations and the reasonable accommodation process with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Work through a case study and see how the case is interpreted before and after the 2008 Amendment to the ADA.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS)
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for Business Skills Part 1

This online lecture discusses the importance of developing business acumen for occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. The lecture covers basic business skills, such as budgeting and developing contracts.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS)
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
0.75 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for Business Skills Part 2

Business Skills for Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety Professionals: Part 2 – Business Etiquette covers:

  • Interviewing,
  • Business meetings,
  • Business meals,
  • Plant tours, and
  • Careful communication, including email.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS)
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.7 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for Hazard Recognition

This online lecture, presented by Dr. Kim Anderson of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota, shows how industrial hygiene protects worker health. Dr. Anderson provides a thorough review of the four basic principles of industrial hygiene. She then reviews three different types of hazards typically addressed by industrial hygienists and provides an overview of tools for assessing worker exposure to each of these different hazards.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS)
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for Integrated Approaches Supporting Health Work

This online lecture by Tamara Schult, PhD, MPH introduces the concept of Total Worker Health (TWH)™ and reviews evidence for effectiveness of TWH™ approaches. Then see an introduction to how this system is implemented at the Veterans Administration (VA).

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS)
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
2.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for Introduction to Environmental Health

This course provides a framework for integrating environmental health concepts into professional practice.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS)
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Introduction to Epidemiology

This online training provides an overview of epidemiology, key terms, and examines the role of epidemiologists in public health practice. It includes some case studies and a discussion of how epidemiological studies are related to public health issues.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS)
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety for Nurses

This online lecture presented by Pat McGovern, PhD, MPH, BSN, is an introduction to the practice of occupational health nursing. She presents an interdisciplinary framework for assessing workers’ exposures to occupational hazards, identifying potential adverse health outcomes, and developing strategies to control exposures and prevent injury and illness. She also describes the roles and functions of occupational health nursing practice.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS)
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Importance of Particle Size

This module will address the importance of particle size and consider factors including relaxation time and implications, diffusion, lung deposition, filtration, coagulation, and evaporation/condensation.

This module is one of 5 units comprising the first section of METPHAST online learning modules–Introduction to Occupational Hygiene including:

  • Occupational Hygiene Principles
  • Risk Assessment Principles
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and Guidelines
  • Introduction to Aerosols
  • Importance of Particle Size

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Originally developed by the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program.
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Introduction to Aerosols

In this module you will learn the definition of aerosols, the concepts of particle diameter, size distributions, how to derive surface area and mass from the number of particles, and how to measure concentrations.

This module is one of 5 units comprising the first section of METPHAST online learning modules–Introduction to Occupational Hygiene including:

  • Occupational Hygiene Principles
  • Risk Assessment Principles
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and Guidelines
  • Introduction to Aerosols
  • Importance of Particle Size

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Originally developed by the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program.
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and Guidelines

This module will explain the current health and safety regulations and guidelines set forth by governing agencies and organizations, including information on occupational exposure limits.

This module is one of 5 units comprising the first section of METPHAST online learning modules–Introduction to Occupational Hygiene including:

  • Occupational Hygiene Principles
  • Risk Assessment Principles
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and Guidelines
  • Introduction to Aerosols
  • Importance of Particle Size

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Originally developed by the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program.
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Occupational Hygiene Principles

In this module, you will be introduced to the occupational hygiene framework of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling workplace hazards. The terms exposure and dose will be defined.

This module is one of 5 units comprising the first section of METPHAST online learning modules–Introduction to Occupational Hygiene including:

  • Occupational Hygiene Principles
  • Risk Assessment Principles
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and Guidelines
  • Introduction to Aerosols
  • Importance of Particle Size

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Originally developed by the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program.
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Risk Assessment Principles

This module will cover risk assessment principles including:

  • Exposure assessment strategies
  • Health effect studies
  • Risk characterization
  • Risk management

This module is one of 5 units comprising the first section of METPHAST online learning modules–Introduction to Occupational Hygiene including:

  • Occupational Hygiene Principles
  • Risk Assessment Principles
  • Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and Guidelines
  • Introduction to Aerosols
  • Importance of Particle Size

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Originally developed by the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program.
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Air Cleaners for Nanoparticles

This module explores the technologies used to remove nanoparticles from air and their effectiveness.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Originally developed by the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program.
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Assessing Dermal Exposures to Nanomaterials

In this module participants will learn to prioritize nanomaterial exposures based on routes of exposure and identify approaches and methods to assess those dermal exposures.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Originally developed by the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program.
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Engineering Controls for Nanomaterials

This module describes the operating principles of engineering and how they relate to specific nanotechnology processes.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Originally developed by the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program.
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Exposures to Nanomaterials in Products

This course will examine the impacts of cutting, sawing, drilling into, recycling, sanding, weathering and aging on various nanocomposites and nanocoatings, the potential for release of nanoparticles from these forces, and the risks of worker exposure.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Originally developed by the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program.
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Exposures to Raw Nanomaterials

Prior to accessing your first module in the Occupational and Nanotechnology Health and Safety series, we need you to complete a short survey. This information will satisfy our funding requirements and tell us who is interested in learning about occupational and nanotechnology health and safety. Once you have completed and submitted the survey, you have access to all the modules without repeating the survey. There are 19 modules in the series. You may take these modules in sequence or at your own discretion. Thank you for your interest in the METPHAST Modules.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Originally developed by the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program.
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Introduction to Nanotechnology

This module will cover the definitions and types of nanoparticles and nanomaterials, as well as explaining current products containing nanoparticles and nanomaterials and their lifecycles and uses.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Originally developed by the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program.
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Nanomaterials in the Environment

In this module the sources of nanomaterials in the environment will be identified. The routes of human exposure to nanomaterials and their ecological effects will be covered and learners will find out methods for measuring their concentration in various media.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Originally developed by the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program.
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Nanoparticle Health Effects

This course will examine nanoparticles in terms of their characteristic influences on human health through exploring epidemiological studies on ultrafine particles and toxicity studies on nanoparticles.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Originally developed by the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program.
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Sampling Instrumentation for Airborne Nanomaterials

In this module sampling equipment will be categorized based on size resolution, time resolution and concentration metrics; the operation of sampling instruments, methods of their use, and interpretation of measured outputs will be examined.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Originally developed by the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program.
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Sampling Strategies for Airborne Nanomaterials

In this module sampling strategies for testing workplace exposures to nanomaterials will be explored in terms of how to anticipate, recognize, identify and test nanomaterials using the right instruments and methods.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Originally developed by the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program.
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Standards and Regulations Pertinent to Nanomaterials

In this module participants will learn how occupational exposure limits to nanomaterials are determined and how exposure limits are bench-marked based on toxicological evidence or the lack thereof.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Originally developed by the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program.
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.0 Continuing Education Contact Hour
Register for Work Practice & Administrative Controls and PPE for Nanomaterials

This module addresses options for controlling and reducing exposures to nanomaterials through modification of work practices, administrative control measures and proper use of personal protective equipment.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Originally developed by the Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training (METPHAST) Program.
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for Minnesota OSHA Consultation and Ergonomics in the Workplace

This online lecture, presented by Breca Tschilda, MSPH, CPE, shows the work done by the Minnesota OSHA Workplace Consultation. It presents common ergonomic issues that appear in various work scenarios, from call centers to manufacturing industries to office work. Ms. Tschilda describes about recommended solutions to these ergonomic issues.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
2.0 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for Occupational Exposure Limits

This lecture, by Dr. Susan Arnold, provides a thorough overview of Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs). This course includes:

  • A historical overview of OELs,
  • OELs today, and
  • The process of developing and updating OELs.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
0.58 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for Opioids and Occupational Health Providers

This online lecture discusses the Opioids and Occupational Health Providers. The lecture provides a brief background of opioid use to treat pain as well as special considerations occupational health providers should know about opioid use.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.25 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for Sleepers: Truckers and Sleep Apnea

The online lecture begins with an introduction to the risks of crash-related injuries and fatalities in long-haul trucking and potential control and prevention strategies. Then view the movie, “Sleepers,” which includes interviews with medical experts on the role of untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea among truckers contributing to fatigue and crashes, and the effectiveness of treatment with Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.8 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for Understanding and Applying the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Workplace

This course provides an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It covers how to determine if someone is considered disabled under the ADA and how to go through the reasonable accommodation process. Hear a discussion of the impact of COVID-19 on workplaces. Work through a case study and see how the case is interpreted before and after the 2009 Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

Self-Paced Online (Free)
1.25 Continuing Education Contact Hours
Register for Workers’ Compensation

This online lecture discusses Workers’ Compensation. Start with a brief history of Workers’ Compensation in the United States. Then learn about the current state of Workers’ Compensation, including working through a few case studies.

Acknowledgements/Sponsors
Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations.

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