"What Can I Do With a Major in...Occupational Safety & Health?"
Why Major in Occupational Safety & Health?
At the time of graduation, students with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Safety and Health will be able to:
- Anticipate, recognize and evaluate hazards for the development of control strategies through the application of math, science, business and risk management concepts.
- Formulate, design, implement and evaluate safety, health and/or environmental programs.
- Communicate professionally both verbally and in writing as an individual and as a contributing member of a multidisciplinary team.
- Identify and interpret applicable standards, regulations, and codes in a global society.
- Conduct an accident investigation including root cause analysis and development of a corrective action plan.
- Demonstrate the ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for professional practice of the fundamental aspects of safety, health and environmental sciences (SH&E).
- Design and conduct experiments and formulate an analysis and interpretation of associated qualitative, semi-quantitative and/or quantitative data.
- Apply SH&E knowledge and principles in an internship, cooperative, or supervised experience.
- Understand and communicate professional and ethical codes.
- Develop the business case and demonstrate the value of SH&E interventions.
- Develop SH&E training utilizing appropriate adult learning theories and techniques to meet diversity in occupational settings.
- Articulate the need to maintain technical professional competency of contemporary issues in order to understand the impact of SH&E solutions in a global and societal context. Program Educational Objectives
Additionally, graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health will be prepared to attain the following educational objectives:
- Anticipate, recognize, and evaluate hazards, exposures, and risk through development and management of control strategies for hazardous conditions and work practices.
- Uphold the responsibilities of the profession to protect people, property and the environment in a global or societal market with personal integrity and honesty through adherence to professional ethical codes.
- Acquire and evaluate evolving SH&E-related information through research, and the application and continuing development of abilities, skills, and knowledge gained in the program to identify practical solutions for safety issues.
- Continually enhance discipline-specific technical competencies, skills and knowledge by seeking certification, and through active participation in professional societies, conferences, workshops, networking, continuing education, and/or other professional development activities.
- Develop, implement and provide ongoing leadership for organizational SH&E programs.
Related Career Titles
|Air Quality Specialist||Health and Safety Officer|
|Chemical Information Specialist||Health Services Nutrition Education|
|Chemical Process Safety||Hygienist|
|Chief Medical Officer||Industrial Hygiene|
|Community Liaison Officer||Industrial Safety|
|Construction Safety||Industrial Waste Director|
|Consumer Safety Officer||Institutional Safety Management|
|Dietitian||Insurance Claims Manager|
|Director for Nutrition Field Studies||Legislative Aide for Toxicology|
|Director of Certification and Compliance||Loss Control|
|Director of Environmental Health||Medical Clinic Director|
|Director of Environmental Services||Nutrition Education Officer|
|Director of Industrial Hygiene||Occupational Health Compliance Officer|
|Director of National Food and Safety and Toxicology Center||Professor (Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Toxicology)|
|Director of Public Health||Risk Management|
|Director of Solid Waste Disposal||Safety Research & Risk Assessment|
|Director of Toxic Substances Agency||Sanitary Engineer|
|Environmental Consultant/Specialist||System Safety|
|Environmental Health Policy Analyst||Fire Protection Engineer|
|Environmental Health Research Scientist||Toxicologist|
|Environmental SafetyErgonomics Speciali||Transportation Safety|
Related Job Listings/Job Search Website
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
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)
American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH)
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
American Society of Safety Engineers
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
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