Health and Wellness

In conjunction with the Health and Wellness Committee, the Environmental Health and Safety Office provides services regarding the health and wellness of our faculty, staff and students. Some services include:

Industrial Hygiene

Industrial Hygiene (IH) is the science devoted to the awareness and control of environmental factors or stresses in the workplace which may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort.

These stressors can include chemical (use, exposure, spills/releases), physical (ergonomic, brute force, repetition) or biological (illness, injury).


Ergonomics is the Greek term for “Laws of Work”. It is the science of adapting workstations, tools, equipment and job techniques to be compatible with human anatomy and physiology to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and cumulative trauma disorders (CTD) due to ergonomic stressors. In other words, ergonomic assessments can provide valuable tools to assist in fitting the job to the person rather than fitting the person to the job.

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Understanding and controlling common pollutants indoors can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns.


Training is offered from a variety of resources as health and wellness are concerned. Contact us to learn more about options, resources and mandatory offerings.