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occupational safety and health

"What Can I Do With a Major in...Occupational Safety &   Health?"

Why Major in Occupational Safety & Health?

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the programs to:

  • Demonstrate an awareness of legal, professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • Understand the importance of continuous professional development.
  • Possess knowledge of contemporary Safety Science and Technology issues faced in local, national and global contexts.
  • Identify technical solutions to occupational safety and health problems.
  • Identify scientific solutions to the mitigation of hazardous exposures.

OSH Program Educational Objectives

Additionally, the graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the programs to demonstrate the following Program Educational Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate professionally both verbally and in writing.
  • Apply professional integrity and ethical standards.
  • Analyze the importance of contemporary, global and societal issues as they relate to the practice of occupational safety and health.
  • Develop, coordinate and/or participate on multidisciplinary teams to protect people, property and the environment.
  • Engage in life-long learning for the purpose of enhancing discipline specific technical competencies.
  • Evaluate, recommend and implement appropriate technical and scientific hazard mitigation strategies.

US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

Related Career Titles

Air Quality SpecialistHealth and Safety Officer
Chemical Information SpecialistHealth Services Nutrition Education
Chemical Process SafetyHygienist
Chief Medical OfficerIndustrial Hygiene
Community Liaison OfficerIndustrial Safety
Construction SafetyIndustrial Waste Director
Consumer Safety OfficerInstitutional Safety Management
DietitianInsurance Claims Manager
Director for Nutrition Field StudiesLegislative Aide for Toxicology
Director of Certification and ComplianceLoss Control
Director of Environmental HealthMedical Clinic Director
Director of Environmental ServicesNutrition Education Officer
Director of Industrial HygieneOccupational Health Compliance Officer
Director of National Food and Safety and Toxicology CenterProfessor (Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Toxicology)
Director of Public HealthRisk Management
Director of Solid Waste DisposalSafety Research & Risk Assessment
Director of Toxic Substances AgencySanitary Engineer
Environmental Consultant/SpecialistSystem Safety
Environmental Health Policy AnalystFire Protection Engineer
Environmental Health Research ScientistToxicologist
Environmental SafetyErgonomics SpecialiTransportation Safety

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Affiliated Organizations

Air Movement & Control Association International , Inc. (AMCA)
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society of Safety Engineers
American Trucking Association
American Society of Heathing, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Board of Certified Safety Professionals
ErgoWeb
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Human Factors & Ergonomic Society
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
Missouri Motor Carriers Association
MO Division of Workers Compensation
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Library of Medicine
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
Occupational Safety & Health Association (OSHA)
Truckload Carriers Association
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
United States Department of Justice (USDOJ)
World Health Organization
Rho Sigma Kappa Honor Society (UCM)

Professional Societies
American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH)
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Society of Safety Engineers
ASIS International
International Association of Emergency Managers
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
National Safety Council
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
World Safety Organization

Four-Year Academic Plan

Occupational Safety and Health: B.S. Degree

Disclaimer

The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at careers@ucmo.edu and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Valery Johnson
Career Development Coordinator