The Southern California NIOSH Education and Research Center (ERC) is one of 18 multidisciplinary centers in the United States supported by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for education and research in the field of occupational health.
The Southern California Center is administratively housed in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, UCLA School of Public Health. The Center supports graduate degree programs in Occupational Medicine at UC Irvine, and Occupational Health Nursing and Industrial Hygiene at UCLA. For these programs the Center provides student support (fees and stipends for US citizens or permanent residents) and infrastructure support.
The UC Risk & Safety Training department develops systemwide training, distributes courses, maintains a central repository, evaluates impacts, and standardizes education initiatives for risk, environmental health, and safety issues. We produce training in a variety of blended formats; including online (eLearning), instructor-led, tutorials (video), and webinars. Services provided include consultation on training requests, customization, hybrid courses, instructional design, learning management system (LMS) implementation support, photography, videography, and source training materials (curation).
The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) and its sister centers at Los Angeles and Irvine serve government, industry, schools, health professionals, and the general public through programs and partnerships designed to deepen understanding of occupational and environmental hazards and to prevent disease, fatalities, and injuries. Activities are grounded in multi-campus, multidisciplinary teaching programs in medicine, nursing, public health, and related fields which:
Educate future leaders in occupational and environmental health
Develop new knowledge
Bring the resources of the University of California to the public
The mission of UC San Diego Extension is to serve the critical lifelong learning and skill development needs of individuals, organizations and the community. We do this through continuing education, certificate and degree-related programs; community initiatives that support economic and social development; and a wide array of public-service lectures, forums and special events delivered both on and off campus and through print, internet, radio and television.