Students testing water quality

welcome to the Department of : Occupational & Environmental Health Sciences

Our faculty prepare students for jobs at industrial facilities with broader cross-disciplinary training in environmental permitting, job hazard assessment and job safety than many other public health programs. Industry contacts tell us they prefer our approach over a narrower specialization of other programs.

Influencing health in the workplace and the environment

Occupational and Environmental Health touches everyone, everywhere. In both developed and developing nations, issues of environmental pollution arise from indoor air quality concerns, water quality, outdoor air and waste products, as well as workplace exposures. Occupational and Environmental Health professionals keep populations safe and healthy, both at home and at work.

Recent News

VIDEO: December 2022 Dean's Colloquium: "Total Worker Health® Strategies for the Future of Work"

As a part of the West Virginia University's School of Public Health's Dean's Colloquium Series, Chia-Chia Chang and Dr. Casey Chosewood, two experts from the CDC National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s Office for Total Worker Health® were invited to share their expertise with the community. Their presentation explored the importance of understanding how work affects an individual’s health and well-being is key to advancing worker safety and overall health.