Professional Programs & Training Blog

PPAT Welcomes Industry Leaders to Quality and Continuous Improvement Advisory Board

Oct 19, 2021 10:15:00 AM posted in General Information, Quality & Continuous Improvement

Industry leaders selected as advisors to Eastern Michigan University Professional Programs & Training

YPSILANTI, MI – October 18, 2021 –In support of its professional programs in quality and continuous improvement, Eastern Michigan University Professional Programs & Training (EMU PPAT) welcomes industry leaders to its Quality and Continuous Improvement advisory board.

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June is Trench Safety Month!

Jun 7, 2021 3:15:57 PM posted in Health & Safety

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Social Justice Leadership: Why it's Essential for Today's Educators

Jan 20, 2021 2:38:09 PM posted in Education, Social Work, Leadership


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Can you help with COVID-19 PPE?

Apr 1, 2020 11:21:13 AM posted in Health Care, General Information

Due to the recent COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic, hospitals are in dire need of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). Local hospitals and medical centers are running low and need face masks, face shields, and gowns to keep those on the front lines of this pandemic safe.
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We've updated our training schedule in response to COVID-19

Mar 17, 2020 2:58:37 PM posted in General Information

The health and well being of our class participants, instructors and staff is paramount in any decision to alter our schedule. Therefore, all Eastern Michigan University Professional Programs & Training open-enrollment classes scheduled through April 17, 2020 have been cancelled, rescheduled or temporarily transitioned to a video conferencing format due to the evolving and escalating COVID-19 pandemic. Online classes will continue to run as scheduled. Our team will contact enrolled participants with more information about the status of their particular class. Our registration site has been updated to reflect currently available classes and dates.
Eastern Michigan University Professional Programs and Training (PPAT) and Great Lakes OSHA Education Center offices will remain open, with some staff working remotely. You can reach us by phone at 800.932.8689 or 734.487.2259. If you don't reach someone right away, please leave a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
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A Sociological Perspective on the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Mar 5, 2020 9:36:01 AM posted in Social Work

"School-to-Prison Pipeline

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50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970

Feb 18, 2020 9:33:04 AM posted in Health & Safety

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Individuals with Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System

Feb 3, 2020 12:40:13 PM posted in Social Work

The incidence of individuals with disabilities in the criminal justice system is daunting. There is a real need for social workers to work to prevent this reality and support individuals with disabilities who are in this system. Social workers and other helping professionals can play an important role in supporting those at risk for entering the criminal justice system and those that have previously entered this system.

There are many challenges facing individuals with disabilities that can make them vulnerable to incarceration. Behaviors that may contribute to putting them at risk for incarceration include:

  • Perceived antisocial behavior,
  • Challenges picking up social cues, and
  • Challenges with verbal and nonverbal messages.
Sadly, once incarcerated they are particularly vulnerable as they may not understand the rules and may not be getting the clinical treatment needed.
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Wishing you a joyful holiday season.

Dec 22, 2019 5:06:46 PM posted in General Information

Eastern Michigan University closes for a campus-wide holiday break from December 23, 2019 through January 1, 2020. While Professional Programs and Training will not be staffed during the break, the email will be monitored periodically to ensure support for incoming questions or concerns. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to reconnecting with you in the new year! 
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New! OSHA and HIPAA Compliance Classes for Health Care

Dec 2, 2019 12:22:55 PM posted in Health Care, General Information, Health & Safety

Eastern Michigan University has partnered with Compliance Training Partners to bring you two new classes for the health care industry.

OSHA and Infection Control for Health Care Facilities
This three-hour class is designed to meet the training requirements of OSHA in health care facilities. Topics include hazard communication, bloodborne pathogens, electrical safety, ionizing radiation, fire safety, means of egress, recordkeeping and OSHA inspection. In addition, the course covers Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for infection control in healthcare facilities.

January 22, 2020
April 27, 2020
8:00-11:00 AM
Ypsilanti, MI

HIPAA Compliance for Health Care Facilities
This two-hour class is designed for all members of the health care team and is designed to educate participants on the training requirements for HIPAA compliance in their facilities. Topics include the Electronics Transactions Standard, Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Breach Notification Rule, Enforcement Rule, Omnibus Rule, HITECH Amendment, hardware/software components, enforcement and penalties, and inspections.

In addition, attendees will learn about the use of consent forms, authorization forms, business associate agreements and will understand how to perform a needs assessment/gap analysis for their facility.

January 22, 2020
April 27, 2020
11:30 AM-1:30 PM

Ypsilanti, MI

Enroll in both classes to receive a discounted rate!

Contact Julie Newland at or 734.487.4926 for more information or to enroll.

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