Outreach - Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Education and Research Center



An essential component of the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety is the Outreach and Research to Practice (r2p) activities with other institutions, businesses, community groups and agencies located within the region and globally. The goal of our program is to address existing and emerging issues in occupational health and safety, and implement innovative strategies to meet the unique and diverse needs of our region.

MCOHS faculty, staff and students are actively engaged in outreach activities that have a positive impact on worker safety and health, including reaching underserved and underrepresented groups, meeting a regional or local need, and evaluating the impact of these activities.

Examples of Our Outreach Activities

  • Interact with other universities and educational institutions in our region, and nationally, to integrate occupational safety and health principles and concepts
  • Provide curriculum materials and consultation for curriculum/course development in other institutions, including expansion of online educational offerings
  • Collaborate with professional societies and scientific associations
  • Present awareness seminars to undergraduate students
  • Participate in Research to Practice (r2p) activities


Youth in Construction

This infographic fact sheet was developed by MCOHS students and faculty as a result of a special project in partnership with the Commissioner of the MN Department of Labor and Industry.

Safe Patient Handling

These fact sheets were developed by MCOHS students and staff as part of a research project evaluating the effects of the Minnesota Safe Patient Handling Act.  Two different fact sheets were created.

COVID-19 Resources

MCOHS is committed to the health and well-being of workers and their families.  In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we compiled current COVID-19 resources, including webinars, videos, trainings and information from trusted sources.

SLEEPERS Public Health Documentary

Addressing Sleep Apnea in American Truck Drivers

In a mini-documentary format, University of Minnesota alum Sarah Moon aimed to take a multi-disciplinary public health approach to the issue of poor sleep in drivers.

MN Board of Cosmetology Online Modules

Salon Study: Health and Safety Issues for Cosmologists

These FREE online training modules cover a variety of health and safety issues for cosmologists, including work-related hazards, personal protective equipment, chemical hazards, and ergonomics.