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Occupational Safety and Health
Certificate of Achievement
About the Program
The Occupational Safety and Health program is designed to provide students the skills needed for employment in occupational safety and health. Practitioners in this career implement health and safety programs to meet mandated regulations in an effort to control occupational injuries and illnesses, accidents, and property losses due to unsafe working conditions. The scope of work in occupational safety and health may include development of cutting edge health and safety programs, identification of workplace hazards and appropriate controls, recognition and evaluation of potential worker exposure to contaminants, accident/incident investigation, and development/delivery of health and safety training programs.
About the Certificate
The Certificate of Achievement in Occupational Safety and Health is designed to provide students with a foundation of understanding hazardous materials management, construction safety, OSH safety training and accident investigation, for workplace safety and health standards. The Occupational Safety and Health specialist implements mandated health and safety regulations in an eff ort to control occupational accidents and diseases, property losses and injuries due to unsafe working conditions. The scope of this position includes the identification of physical hazards and the design and implementation of remediation, the evaluation of potential toxic agent risk to the employer, the development of safety management and employee training/management programs. The demand for occupational safety and health specialists has grown over the past 10 years. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, federal, state and local government job growth will continue through 2022.
The safety and health practitioner may specialize in fi re and property, chemical and radiological safety, emergency response, general workplace safety, transportation, construction, systems or product design. The Certificate of Achievement in Occupational Safety and Health is designed for direct job entry and/or career enhancement. Completion of the certificate may be used to provide work experience credit toward OHST (Occupational Health and Safety Technician) certification requirements. Completion of the certificate may be used to provide work experience credit toward CSP (Certified Safety Professional) certification requirements. Career opportunities include, Safety Technician, Safety Specialist, Safety Officer, Industrial Hygienist, Safety Professional – Construction, Safety Professional – Manufacturing, Safety Professional – Metals, and Field Safety and OSHA Specialist.
- Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Occupational Safety and Health,
students are able to design programs to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or
injury caused by chemical, physical, radiological, and biological agents or ergonomic
factors as well as prepare an emergency response plan.
|OSH 50 Introduction to Occupational Safety/Health||3|
|OSH 60 Elements of Industrial Hygiene||3|
|OSH 62 Physical Hazards||3|
|OSH 67 Comp Regulatory Requirements||3|
|BIO 20 Contemporary Human Biology||3|
|CHEM 30A Introduction and Applied Chemistry I||4|
|FST 4 Fire Prevention||3|
|PHYS 10 Descriptive Physics||3|
|RADS 40A Radiation Safety||2|
|RADS 40B Emergency Response and Monitoring||1|
|RADS 40C Safety Controls and Regulation||1|
Updated: July 2022