Superfund Research Program
Midwest Emerging Technologies Public Health and Safety Training Program
Project Leader: Peter Raynor
Grant Number: R25ES023595
Funding Period: 2013-2021
Peter Raynor, Ph.D., and his team have made progress toward their goals. Examples include:
- Completion of parts of two online cores – (i) Chemical Hazard Recognition and (ii) Chemical Hazard Detection Technologies. When completed, the cores will include animations, calculation examples, video tours, interviews, and knowledge checks. They will be posted to the METPHAST Program YouTube channel and on the METPHAST Program's newly-developed website.
- Completion and implementation of 17 narrated presentation videos, each 45-60 minutes long, and 17 shorter hands-on activity videos are publicly available.
- Development of the academic course titled "Nanotechnology Health & Safety" at the University of Minnesota. This course was approved by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health's Education and Policy Committee as a regular course and was offered for the first time during Fall Semester 2018.
- Online continuing educations courses developed as part of this project are available on the University of Minnesota courses webpage. As of May 31, 2018, 564 learners had taken one of these courses with 290 certificates issued. Of these totals, 228 of the participants and 95 of the certificates issued were in the previous year.
- Meetings where the METPHAST Program content was used included the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition in Philadelphia, PA, and the Professional Development Symposium for the Tidewater Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association in Hampton, VA.