Main Findings

During November-December 2020, the U.S. NIOSH-funded Training Program Grant (TPG) Project administered the 2020 Work Environment Alumni Survey online. The findings summarized in this report show the valuable legacy of the UML Department of Work Environment, which offered occupational safety and health (OSH) graduate education in four academic concentrations from 1987 to 2016. The technical capacities, skills, and achievements of the Work Environment alumni demonstrate the variety of professional responsibilities and how they are solving real-life public health and engineering challenges for the greater good of the larger society.

Training of future OSH professionals continues through specialization in both the Industrial Engineering and Public Health graduate programs. While the current Work Environment training program is evolving into new forms, the qualities and value of the Work Environment legacy exist in its alumni community network to support new members and students moving forward as OSH professionals. 

Work Environment Alumni Survey 2020: Main Findings