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04-09-2007, 09:41 AM
A master’s degree program for students interested
in studying engineering-based occupational safety and ergonomics….

The Industrial, Welding and Systems Engineering
Department at The Ohio State University has been
awarded a grant from NIOSH to support a Training
Program in Occupational Safety and
Ergonomics. This program gives us the
opportunity to offer financial support to
students with an interest in occupational safety
and ergonomics who are seeking a masters degree
in Industrial and Systems Engineering
(ISE). Engineering, ergonomics, and occupational
safety and health are complementary disciplines
that are supportive of one another and are
inextricably linked. The ISE MS Program in
Occupational Safety and Ergonomics is designed to
provide students with an educational experience
based on this model. A career in this area of
engineering can be both interesting and
fulfilling, and job prospects occur in government
agencies and in the private sector; in research
labs, manufacturing environments, and with service sector employers.

Ohio State University is an ideal place to
prepare engineers to work in the area of safety
and ergonomics. OSU is one of the top 10 public
research universities in the country, based on
rankings posted by the National Science
Foundation in August 2005. This means that at
OSU students have opportunities to learn from and
interact with some of the best teachers and researchers in the country.

For many years, Ohio State has housed one of the
strongest human factors and ergonomics programs
in the country. The program was one of the first
to be accredited by the Human Factors and
Ergonomics Society. The new NIOSH-sponsored
Training Program helps us expand our programmatic
offering beyond human factors and ergonomics, to
create a program that offers a balance of HF/E
and Safety that exposes students to faculty from
several different departments at OSU and numerous
expert practitioners in the Central Ohio area.

For more information about this program,
including financial support opportunities, please visit this website:

Dr. Carolyn M. Sommerich
The Ohio State University
Department of Industrial, Welding and Systems Engineering
210 Baker Systems
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
office phone: 614-292-9965
fax: 614-292-7852

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Carolyn M. Sommerich, PhD
Associate Professor
The Ohio State University
Dept. of Ind, Weld, & Sys. Eng
210 Baker Systems
1971 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
office phone: 614-292-9965
research lab phone: 614-247-6806
fax: 614-292-7852
Office: 276 Baker Systems