Environmental and Occupational Health professionals strive to understand the impact of environmental and occupational hazards on human health and society. We bring together different disciplines to uncover the root causes of complex problems in order to develop practical and effective solutions. We strive to improve quality of life by controlling and preventing exposures to hazards where people work, live and play.
We join many other programs at Oregon State and other peer institutions across the country who have eliminated this structural barrier to promote a more equitable, diverse and inclusive student body.
Some recent research includes chemical contamination in groundwater; environmental health and safety management practices; preventing workplace injuries and fatalities in high-risk populations; building in corporate social responsibility and environmental stewardship; community-based environmental health research; spatial assessment of environmental risk factors and human health; children’s environmental health; and environmental justice and respiratory disease.
Occupational safety and health internships in private sector industry and businesses include high technology manufacturing, construction, biotech, insurance and apparel; Oregon Health Authority; County Health Department; Environmental Health & Safety Office at Oregon State University
Infectious disease epidemiologist; occupational and environmental health and safety professional in private industry; loss control consultant for worker’s compensation; National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health researcher; OSHA or OROSHA consultant or compliance officer; international environment, safety and health consulting; GIS analyst; Oregon Health Authority environmental health program specialist; EPA regional safety officer; Oregon Health Authority injury prevention epidemiologist
Business/operations management, industrial engineering, biostatistics, epidemiology, toxicology, human factors, construction safety management, water resources, international health, health promotion
Perry Hystad, Ph.D., EOH program director
Also look for academic program information in the MPH general student handbook and track-specific handbooks