Environmental & Occupational Health

Environmental & Occupational Health

At the School of Public Health's New Brunswick Location

Areas of focus within this department include occupational safety and health (OSH) and environmental health sciences (EHS).

The OSH concentration prepares graduates to effectively manage workplace safety and health hazards in diverse work environments. Students are prepared to handle challenging positions in occupational safety, health and management in a number of industries from manufacturing, construction and government service.

The adverse health impacts of exposure to environmental pollution are one of the top public policy issues in New Jersey. The public, private, and academic sectors are all striving to improve the ability to understand our environments and to protect them. Accordingly, the primary goal of the EHS concentration is to train qualified professionals with expertise in environmental and occupational health. This includes the identification of hazards, the recognition of at-risk populations and the prevention of exposure. Many kinds of toxic agents are encountered both in the community and in the workplace, but there are significant differences in the circumstances and magnitude of exposure and, therefore, on the strategies used for controlling exposure and preventing disease.

Helmut Zarbl, PhD

Helmut Zarbl, PhD

The Chair

Department Happenings

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health is pleased to announce a new concentration, the MPH in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. This new concentration is now accepting applications.