The Alice Hamilton Occupational Health Center (AHOHC) provides a variety of services in the area of occupational and environmental health and safety. Services are provided to workers, management, labor unions, international unions, government, private industry, small businesses, professionals, and community members.  Services include education, training, technical assistance and research support.



       Educational seminars, ranging from basic to comprehensive, are available for the public as well as industry professionals. These presentations are available in many areas of occupational health and safety including:


      The following environmental/occupational health and safety training courses are available both in-house at our facility or on site at your location. Training is presented in accordance with State and Federal regulations and can be oriented to meet your specific needs. Click here to see a list of current courses. Most courses can be presented in English or Spanish as required:

Asbestos Related Courses:

     The asbestos courses, for workers, supervisors, and inspectors are approved by the EPA and the States of Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia. The AHOHC developed the model Asbestos Abatement Worker Curriculum, for the EPA, in 1990. The Operations and Maintenance curriculum was developed by the AHOHC in 1993.

Lead Related Courses:

     State approved lead abatement courses have been provided by the AHOHC since 1989. The AHOHC has been an agency member of the EPA region III/V Lead Training Center since the RLTC's inception in 1992. Lead Paint Abatement courses are provided in accordance with the Region III EPA Lead Training Center. Presently theWorker and Contractor/Supervisor Courses are approved by the states of Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Inspector and Risk Assessment courses are approved by Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Alice Hamilton Center was chosen by the EPA to develop the training curriculum for Lead Paint Abatement Workers. The worker curriculum was completed and made available through the HUD User in May of 1994. The Spanish version of the worker manual, provided by AHOHC, was made available through the HUD User in May of 1995. AHOHC has been instrumental in assisting a number of labor unions in the development of their own lead abatement training curriculums. In addition, our efforts were instrumental in the development of model work practices and minimum training standards adopted by the Society of Occupational and Environmental health (SOEH) in conjunction with HUD, EPA, and NIOSH.

Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste related courses:

     Hazard Materials/Waste courses are in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.120, 29 CFR 1910.1200, and NFPA 471 and 472 Standards as appropriate. Hazard Communications training courses can be general or can be presented to address the actual hazards found in your particular workplace. Hazardous waste site worker training classes can be presented to address your trade or craft specific requirements.

Other Courses:


Technical Assistance

     The AHOHC provides technical assistance in such issues as:

Research Support

     The AHOHC provides research support for:
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