Project Description

Occupational Safety and Health Description

Occupational Safety and Health professionals work to prevent
accidents and health hazards to workers, the community, and
the environment. They are responsible for compliance with
state and federal regulations regarding workplace safety. They
collect data on safety and health conditions, monitor and measure
hazards, and make recommendations that help prevent harm to
workers, property, the environment, and the general public. They
also respond to emergency preparedness and homeland security


A program in this pathway provides education and training for a career in the safety field. It prepares students to become experts on national and state workplace safety and health standards. Core the curriculum includes courses in safety and accident prevention, safety management, regulatory environment, worker’s compensation and risk management, incident investigation, industrial security, and the handling of hazardous materials.

Develop Skills In Occupational Safety and Health

  • Identification of risks and hazards in a
    variety of occupational settings.
  • Understanding the history and evolution
    of terrorism, including specific hazardous
    threats: chemical, biological, radiological,
    nuclear and explosive/energetic (CBRNE).
  • Developing and implementing site-specific
    health and safety plans that include
    emergency response elements.
  • Develop emergency response plans that
    can be used to prevent and mitigate
    incidents and accidents, assist
    organizational members after such
    incidents, and promote corrective action to
    prevent similar incidents in the future.

Career Opportunities

  • Hazardous Materials Remover Worker
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Safety Inspector
  • Safety Manager
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technician
OSH Degree Program Options