Sunshine Education & Research Center


Sunshine Education & Research Center

Education and Research Centers are funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). ERC’s play a key role in providing national and world leadership to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.  The purpose of the Sunshine Education and Research Center (ERC) is to promote graduate training and research related to occupational health and safety. We provide well-trained graduates to meet the demand for a professional occupational health and safety workforce for federal, state, and local government agencies; not-for-profit agencies; industry; academia; business; healthcare; and labor organizations. Occupational Health and Safety Professionals are a necessary part of programs designed to protect the health and well-being of working men and women, a fundamental purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. The Sunshine Education and Research Center is one of only 18 NIOSH funded and research centers nationwide.

2nd Annual Southeast Regional Research Symposium

On April 4 and 5, 2019, the Sunshine ERC, a NIOSH funded Education and Research Center (ERC) organized and co-sponsored the 2nd annual Southeast Regional Research Symposium on the University of South Florida’s campus in Tampa, FL. Thank you to all the faculty, students and other ERC and Agricultural Centers who were a part of this fantastic event.

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Upcoming Events

  • 74th Annual Workers’ Compensation Conference August 11-14, 2019 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.
    Join us for this NIOSH regional seminar on Monday August 12th, where we explore Opioids from a variety of perspectives. The morning session will focus on problem definition, scope and creative approaches to addressing it. The afternoon session will address the implications for workplace safety, hazards associated with teammates working under the influence, and a survey of the most common State and Federal government responses.
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"Thank you to the students and faculty from University of Puerto Rico, University of Central Florida and University of South Florida who participated in the Sunshine ERC Hospitality Workshop and the Research Roundtable and Poster Presentation February 2019."