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Hazardous Substances Academic Training (HSAT)


The Hazardous Substances Academic Training (HSAT) program was established in 1993 to provide specialized training in the management of hazardous substances for professionals in environmental quality & health (EQH) and industrial hygiene (IH) areas. The program provides training in this multidisciplinary field, drawing on specialized coursework and experience in public health, environmental science, and engineering. The HSAT program responds to the well-recognized need for professionals who are competent in dealing with hazardous substances in the environment and workplace. Program graduates are capable of addressing such topics as hazardous waste site remediation, environmental management of toxic substances, soil and groundwater remediation, pollution control and pollution prevention, worker protection and worker training, community concerns and risk communication, and exposure and risk assessment.

The HSAT program is supported by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. With this support, we can provide tuition and stipend assistance for qualified students. The HSAT program is one of the elements of the Education and Research Center (ERC) at the University of Michigan. This multidisciplinary center provides academic training, continuing education and research in the areas of industrial hygiene, occupational medicine, safety engineering and nursing.