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Atlantic OSHA Training Center

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: University at Buffalo Toxicology Research Center
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Construction Safety & Health Specialist Certificate Program
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Varies
Contact: Joseph A. Syracuse, Ph.D.
Program Description:
5 core courses (OSHA 510, 3010, 3110, 7500, and 7505) & 3 optional courses

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: University at Buffalo Toxicology Research Center
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: General Industry Safety & Health Specialist Certificate Program
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Varies
Contact: Joseph A. Syracuse, Ph.D.
Program Description:
5 core courses (OSHA 511, 521, 2225, 7500, and 7100) & 4 optional courses

California State University Dominguez Hills

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Advanced Certificate in Safety & Health
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Varies
For Additional Information: (888) 4LA-OSHA; Email; or Website
Program Description:  
Two Core Courses (510 or 511 and 521) AND five additional classes. Only three courses for the Certificate need be taken through the CSUDH Education Center. Students may transfer up to four courses taken from other authorized OSHA Training Institute Education Centers. Students have five years to complete the Certificate.

College of Southern Nevada OSHA Training Institute Education Center

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Introduction to Safety & Health
Level: Certificate of Completion
Credit Hours Required: Varies
Contact: (877) 651-OSHA; Email; or Website
Program Description:
Eight Core Courses: OSHA 511, OSHA 510, Establishing a Safety Culture, Training Techniques, OSHA 7500, OSHA 7505, OSHA 7845, The Safety Professional.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Construction Safety & Health Specialization
Level: Certificate of Completion
Credit Hours Required: Varies
Contact: (877) 651-OSHA; Email; or Website
Program Description:
Six Core Courses: OSHA 510 or OSHA 500, OSHA 521, OSHA 2225, OSHA 3010, OSHA 7500, and Two Elective Secondary Courses selected from a list.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Disaster Site & Emergency Response & Planning
Level: Certificate of Completion
Credit Hours Required: Varies
Contact: (877) 651-OSHA; Email; or Website
Program Description:
Eight Core Courses: OSHA 510 or OSHA 511, OSHA 500 or OSHA 501, OSHA 2015, OSHA 2225, OSHA 7600, OSHA 5600, OSHA 7105, 40 Hour Hazwoper.

Construction Safety Council

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: The National Safety Education Center
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: The Safety and Health Specialist Certificate in Construction
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: About 160 contact hours
For Additional Information: Download PDF catalog from National Safety Education Center Website
Program Description:
Current Authorized OSHA Trainers in Construction may elect to take 5 additional core courses and elective courses from the OSHA offerings to earn this certificate.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: The National Safety Education Center
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: The Master Trainer in Occupational Safety and Health Certificate
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: About 180 contact hours
For Additional Information: Download PDF catalog from National Safety Education Center Website
Program Description:
This certificate builds upon the Safety and Health Specialist Certificate in Construction from the National Safety Education Center. An authorized trainer who has earned the S&H Specialist Certificate in Construction will build upon skills offered in a Presentation and Training Skills course, teach several OSHA 10-hr voluntary compliance courses and successfully present a specialty topic to NSEC course or conference attendees.

Eastern Kentucy University

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Certified Safety and Health Specialist – Construction Emphasis
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Minimum of 100 Hours
Contact: 859-622-2961; Email; or Website
Program Description:
Construction Emphasis (Must complete a minimum of 100 hours)
Required Courses Hours Elective Courses Hours
OSHA 510 26 OSHA 521 26
OSHA 500
26
OSHA 2015 26
  OR 502 18 OSHA 2225 26
OSHA 7845 4 OSHA 2250 18
    OSHA 2264 20
    OSHA 3010 20
    OSHA 3095 26
    OSHA 3110 18
    OSHA 7200 7
    OSHA 7400 7
    OSHA 7500 7

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Certified Safety and Health Specialist – General Industry Emphasis
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Minimum of 100 Hours
Contact: 859-622-2961; Email; or Website
Program Description:
General Industry Emphasis (Must complete a minimum of 100 hours)

Required Courses Hours Elective Courses Hours
OSHA 511 26 OSHA 521 26
OSHA 501
26
OSHA 2015 26
  OR 503 18 OSHA 2045 26
OSHA 7845 4   OR 7100 4
    OSHA 2225 26
    OSHA 2250 26
    OSHA 2264 20
    OSHA 3095 26
    OSHA 3110 18
    OSHA 7200 7
    OSHA 7500 7

Georgia Tech Research Institute

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Construction Safety & Health Certificate
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 3 core courses & 3 elective courses (credit hours vary)
Program Description:
3 Core Courses:
1. OTI 500 or OTI 510 or OTI 502.
2. OTI 521. OTI 3010 or EST 7000
3 Elective Courses:
Choose from any three OTI, EST or HAZ courses not used as above core courses.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Construction Safety & Health Advanced Certificate
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Credit Hours Vary
Program Description:
1. Completed Construction Safety & Health Certificate
2. Completed Safety & Health Program Management Certificate
3. Completed Hazardous Materials Management Certificate
4. EST 6000

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Hazardous Materials Management Certificate
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 3 core courses & 3 elective courses (credit hours vary)
Program Description:
3 Core Courses:
1. HAZ 1000 or HAZ 1002 or HAZ 1006 or HAZ 1004 or OTI 5600
2. OTI 2015
3. HAZ 1002 or HAZ 1006 or HAZ 1011 or HAZ 1010 or HAZ 1012 or OTI 521 or OTI 2225 or OTI 2264 or OTI 5600 or OTI 7600
3 Elective Courses:
Choose from any three OTI, EST or HAZ courses not used as above core courses.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Industrial Safety & Health Certificate
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 3 core courses & 3 elective courses (credit hours vary)
Program Description:
3 Core Courses:
1. OTI 511 or OTI 511 or OTI 6000 or OTI 503.
2. OTI 521.
3. OTI 2045
3 Elective Courses:
Choose from any three OTI, EST or HAZ courses not used as above core courses.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Industrial Safety & Health Advanced Certificate
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Credit Hours Vary
Program Description:
1. Completed Industrial Safety & Health Certificate
2. Completed Safety & Health Program Management Certificate
3. Completed Hazardous Materials Management Certificate
4. EST 6000

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Occupational Safety & Health Premier Certificate
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Credit Hours Vary
Program Description:
1. Completed Construction Safety & Health Certificate
2. Completed Industrial Safety & Health Certificate
3. Completed Safety & Health Program Management Certificate
4. Completed Hazardous Materials Management Certificate
5. EST 6000
6. EST 7004

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Safety & Health Program Management Certificate
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 4 core courses & 3 elective courses (credit hours vary)
Program Description:
4 Core Courses:
1. OTI 7500
2. EST 7001
3. EST 7003
4. OTI 2250
3 Elective Courses:
Choose from any three OTI, EST or HAZ courses not used as above core courses.

Great Lakes Regional OTI Education Center

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: University of Cincinnati
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Construction Management
Level: Bachelors
Credit Hours Required: 205
For Additional Information: Dr. Benjamin Obinero Uwakweh, 513-556-6553
Program Description:
This is a five-year compulsory bachelors program in construction management. The Program is accredited by the American Council on Construction Education

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: University of Cincinnati
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: MS and PhD with Specialization in Occupational Safety and Health Engineering
Level: Masters and Doctorate
Credit Hours Required: The MS requires 51 quarter credit hours. The PhD requires an additional 47 quarter credit hours plus dissertation hrs.
For Additional Information: For program information, please contact: Dr. Richard L. Shell, Program Director (513) 556-2634, or Dr. Ash Genaidy, Associate Program Director (513) 556-6299
Program Description:
Both MS and PhD programs are on-campus courses in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Nuclear Engineering in the College of Engineering, and in the Department of Environmental Health in the College of Medicine (no distance learning at this time). Admission requires an undergraduate degree in engineering or course work completed in math, science, and engineering fundamentals.

Keene State College

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Bachelors Degree in Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences
Level: Bachelors
Credit Hours Required: 124
For Additional Information: (603) 358-2976; Email; Website
Program Description:
This major prepares students for a variety of safety and safety-related positions in industry and government. Emphasis is placed on employee protection and cost effectiveness. Graduates might work in such areas as loss control, risk management, institutional safety, and consulting.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Masters Degree in Safety & Occupational Health Applied Sciences
Level: Masters
Credit Hours Required: 36
For Additional Information: (603) 358-2976; Email; Website
Program Description:
The graduate program provides a dynamic learning experience for occupational safety and health professionals seeking advanced study in the profession. The program includes research opportunities that apply course content exploring the emerging philosophical, technological and managerial challenges facing today’s safety and health professional.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Construction Safety & Health Specialist Certificate Program
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Varies depending on courses chosen.
For Additional Information: 1-800-449-6742; Website
Program Description:
Non-credit professional development certificate program in construction safety & health. Five required core courses & 3 electives. Courses range from ½ day to 4 days.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Industrial Hygiene Safety & Health Specialist Certificate Program
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Varies depending on courses chosen.
For Additional Information: 1-800-449-6742; Website
Program Description:
Non-credit professional development certificate program in industrial hygiene disciplines. Eight required core courses and one elective. Courses range from ½ day to 4 days.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: General Industry Safety & Health Specialist Certificate Program
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Varies depending on courses chosen.
For Additional Information: 1-800-449-6742; Website
Program Description:
Non-credit professional development certificate program in general industry safety and health. Five required core courses and 3 electives. Courses range from ½ day to 4 days.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Fire Prevention & Life Safety Certificate Program
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Varies depending on courses chosen
For Additional Information: 1-800-449-6742; Website
Program Description:
Non-credit professional development certificate program in fire prevention, life safety and general industry disciplines. Seven core courses required and three electives. Courses range from ½ day to 5 days in length.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Construction Certified Safety & Health Official Certificate Program (CSHO)
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Approx. 225 hours depending upon courses selected
For Additional Information: 1-800-449-6742; Website
Program Description:
Non-credit, advanced professional development certificate comprised of 12 OTIEC core and elective courses. Courses range from ½ day to 4 days.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: General Industry Certified Safety & Health Official Certificate Program (CSHO)
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Approx. 225 hours depending upon courses selected
For Additional Information: 1-800-449-6742; Website
Program Description:
Non-credit, advanced professional development certificate comprised of 12 OTIEC core and elective courses. Courses range from ½ day to 4 days.

Mid-Atlantic OSHA Training Institute

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: ECRI Institute
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Industrial Safety and Health Specialist
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Varies
Contact: 877-700-6212; Website; Email
Program Description:
4 core courses (#501, #521, #2045, #3095) & 4 additional courses. Employers that participate in these certificate programs gain safety specialists who can save them money through fewer lost-time injuries, fewer fines and citations, and cost-effective responses to regulatory requirements.

Mountain West OSHA Training and Outreach Center

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: University of Utah
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Safety Certificate
Level: Certificate
For Additional Information: Website or call 801-581-4055
Program Description:
The Safety Certificate Program is a noncredit program designed to provide occupational health and safety managers of small- to medium-sized companies with the knowledge to manage organizational safety and meet government requirements. The program is NOT designed to make the attendee a safety professional, but will provide the background to help him/her better manage a program and to know when it is necessary to bring in an outside safety professional.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: University of Utah
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Industrial Hygiene Certificate
Level: Certificate
For Additional Information: Website or call 801-581-4055
Program Description:
The Industrial Hygiene Certificate Program is a noncredit program designed to provide occupational health and safety managers of small- to medium-sized companies with the knowledge to manage organizational safety and meet government requirements. The program is NOT designed to make the attendee an industrial hygiene professional, but will provide the background to help him/her better manage a program and to know when it is necessary to bring in an outside safety professional.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: University of Utah
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Safety and Health General Industry Specialist Certificate
Level: Certificate
For Additional Information: Website or call 801-581-4055
Program Description:
A non-credit certificate program for experienced safety professionals who require advanced regulatory knowledge and skills in general industry safety. Five years general industry safety experience required.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: University of Utah
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Safety & Health Construction Specialist Certificate
Level: Certificate
For Additional Information: Website or call 801-581-4055
Program Description:
A noncredit certificate for construction workers who respond to disaster sites who require specific knowledge about personal protective gear and other safety measures.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health -
University of Utah
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Five graduate degrees offered
Read Below for more information about the five graduate degrees offered, including program requirements.

Mast of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (M.S. with an emphasis in Ergonomics and Safety)
This degree requires a minimum of 41 semester hours and includes 6 semester hours of thesis research. It is appropriate for those students who may wish to continue toward a Ph.D. or who have an interest in research as well as the application of ergonomics and safety methodologies.

Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering (M.E. with an emphasis in Ergonomics and Safety)
This degree requires a minimum of 32 semester hours with a project report and has no thesis requirement. In general it is appropriate for those students who do not plan on further graduate work.

Philosophiae Doctor degree in Mechanical Engineering (Ph.D. with an emphasis in Ergonomics and Safety)
This degree requires a minimum of 39 semester hours of course work beyond the Masters, and the completion of a scholarly dissertation relating to safety and ergonomics.

Master of Science degree in Public Health (M.S. with an emphasis in Ergonomics and Safety)
This degree requires approximately 40 semester hours and includes 10 semester hours of thesis research. It is appropriate for those students without an engineering background.

Master of Public Health Degree (M.P.H. with an emphasis in Ergonomics and Safety)
This degree requires approximately 35 semester hours of course work including a significant project. There is no thesis requirement. It is appropriate for those students without an engineering background.
Level: Masters of Public Health (MPH) & Ph.D.
Credit Hours Required: See above
For Additional Information: Website; Contact Person: Donald Bloswick, Ph.D. Phone: (801) 581-4163
Program Description:
Students at the University of Utah who wish to emphasize the study of Ergonomics and Safety can pursue one of four Masters degree programs and one Ph.D. program; no undergraduate degrees are offered specifically in E & S. For the degrees granted in conjunction with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, incoming students are required to have competency in the basic engineering sciences. This competency may be demonstrated through: (1) graduation from an engineering curriculum, (2) completion of the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, (3) record of appropriate course work, or (4) successful completion of appropriate course work while in residence. Students who elect any of the Masters level programs are required to take courses in safety, ergonomics and public health and complete an approved ergonomics/safety-related scholarly thesis or an extensive engineering report. See the categories below for further information.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health -
University of Utah
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Industrial Hygiene
Level: Masters of Public Health (MPH) & Masters of Science in Public Health (MSPH)
Credit Hours Required: MPH-IH Total Credit Hours: 45
MSPH-IH Total Credit Hours: 55
For Additional Information: Website
Contact Person: Rod Larson Phone: (801) 585-3673
Program Description:
The IH graduate program is designed to provide broad training in public health, environmental health, biostatistics, and epidemiology. Building on this public health core, additional IH education and training is required including subjects such as Occupational health and safety, noise and other physical agents, ventilation, industrial hygiene chemistry, and occupational and environmental program management. Numerous other courses are available to the student as electives and each student creates an individual study plan with their academic advisor which meets their interests and long term goals.

This comprehensive program enables students to define occupational and environmental public health problems, identify and evaluate effective solutions, successfully manage appropriate intervention programs, and effectively work with stakeholders. Actual case studies are integrated throughout the curriculum and the student has ample opportunity for hands-on experience using the latest techniques and equipment to recognize and evaluate hazards. Practicing industrial hygienists in government, labor and industry provide practical and philosophical insight into divergent points of view, governing legislation, and evaluation and compliance requirements. Practicums, generally under the direction of a board-certified industrial hygienist, may be arranged with government, labor, or industry throughout the United States or the world. These experiences allow the student to apply instruction in actual practice settings. Inclusive in the student's preparation is the emphasis on developing applied skills including the capability to think critically in reviewing technical and scientific materials and effectively communicating information both orally and through written reports.

National Labor College

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Bachelor of Labor Studies (Safety & Health Track)
Level: Bachelors
Credit Hours Required: 120 semester hours
For Additional Information: (800) 367-6742
Program Description:
This Bachelor of Arts in Labor Studies degree offers six tracks, including one in Safety and Health. It focuses on workplace injuries/illness and their prevention. The program is designed using a blended approach. Students do a significant portion of their work online with a week-long on-campus instruction period required every term. Three terms are offered every year. OSHA courses have been assessed to fit into this degree.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: OSHA Safety and Health Specialist
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 12 semester hours
For Additional Information: (800) 367-6742
Program Description:
To earn this certificate, students take two (2) required OSHA courses and at least three (3) elective OSHA courses from a menu of choices. By adding a course on "Teaching Techniques," successful completers can upgrade the certificate to include "Master Trainer" status (which also adds an additional 3 credits to the student's transcript).

National Safety Council

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Advanced Safety Certificate
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 80
For Additional Information: Website
Program Description:
Multiple course program for safety practioners

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Certificate in OSHA Compliance
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 24
For Additional Information: Website
Program Description:
Multiple half-day courses covering most common OSHA standards

North Carolina State University

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Manager of Environmental Safety and Health Certificate Program
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 100 instructional hours
For Additional Information:
Website, Email
Program Description:
This program recognizes individuals for completing 100 hours of professional development training in Environmental Safety and Health curriculum. The certificate program is a partnership with NC State University, the NC Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Division, and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina. The program offers a General Industry, Construction and Public Sector specialty.

Northern Illinois University

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: BS in Industrial Technology/Environmental Health and Safety Program.
Level: Bachelors
Credit Hours Required: 120 Semester Hours
For Additional Information: Website
Program Description:
A program with courses designed to provide education and experience for future safety, health, and environmental professionals. The course work prepares students for work in: Industrial hygiene, Industrial Safety and Health, Ergonomics and Human Factors, Toxicology, Risk Management and Loss Control, Disaster Preparedness, Construction Safety and Project Management, Industrial Ventilation and Air Quality, Public Health, Regulatory Compliance, Transportation, and Occupational Health.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Construction Safety Manager Certificate
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 184
For Additional Information:  
Program Description:
This certificate combines the 130-Hour Construction Safety Coordinator Certificate Program described above with the OSHA 226 Permit Required Confined Space Entry, OSHA 301 Trenching, Excavation and Soil Mechanics, and the OSHA 311 Fall Arrest Systems Courses.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: MS in Industrial Management/Environmental Health and Safety Program
Level: Masters
Credit Hours Required: 31 Semester Hours (SH)
For Additional Information: Website
Program Description:
The Department of Technology offers graduate studies leading to the M.S in Industrial Management (MSIM). The objective of the program is to build upon the competencies achieved at the baccalaureate level and to prepare students to assume managerial and leadership roles. Course selections in the M.S. safety area include 17 topics including selections that include ergonomics, behavioral safety, administration of industrial safety programs, disaster preparedness, safety engineering analysis and more. The MSIM also offers Certificates of Graduate Study for completion of course groupings, including: Industrial Project Management, Industrial Workplace Design Systems, Strategic Industrial Management, Technology of Quality, and Traffic Safety Education.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: National Safety Education Center's Safety and Health Certificate in General Industry
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 129
For Additional Information: National Safety Education Center Website
Program Description:
Current Authorized OSHA Trainers in General Industry may elect to take 5 additional core courses and elective courses from OSHA Course offerings to earn this certificate.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: The Master Trainer in Occupational Safety and Health Certificate
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: About 180 contact hours
For Additional Information: Download PDF catalog from National Safety Education Center Website
Program Description:
This certificate builds upon the Safety and Health Specialist Certificate in General Industry from the National Safety Education Center. An authorized trainer who has earned the S&H Specialist Certificate in General Industry will build upon skills offered in a Presentation and Training Skills course, teach several OSHA 10-hr voluntary compliance courses and successfully present a specialty topic to NSEC course or conference attendees.

Red Rocks Community College

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Construction Specialist
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 12
For Additional Information: 1-800-933-8394
Program Description:
Various construction specific courses (includes OSHA #500)

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Environmental Specialist
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 12
For Additional Information: 1-800-933-8394
Program Description:
Various environmental specific courses.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Safety and Health Specialist
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 12
For Additional Information: 1-800-933-8394
Program Description:
Various general industry specific courses (includes OSHA #501)

Rochester Institute of Technology

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Disaster & Emergency Management
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 24 qch
For Additional Information: Website
Program Description:
Rochester Institute of Technology's Certificate in Disaster and Emergency Management prepares you for the worst disasters. The short-term certificate provides aspiring emergency professionals and those in government and industry police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical service workers, industrial safety workers with the skills to respond effectively when disaster strikes. You will learn to analyze disaster threats, write emergency plans to meet state and federal guidelines, understand problems facing response teams, and communicate knowledgeably with expert advisors in a crisis. And you don't even have to come to campus! Courses are now available nationwide, delivered through distance-learning technologies!

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Environmental, Health and Safety
Level: Masters
Credit Hours Required: 48 quarter credit hours
For Additional Information: Website
Program Description:
The master's degree (MS) program prepares the individual to design and implement comprehensive and effective environmental, health and safety (EHS) management systems that will assist the organization in which he or she works in remaining viable as it enters the twenty-first century. The objective is to determine the appropriate EHS goals for the organization and to develop a program to meet them as efficiently as possible. The MS program is founded upon an extremely current and dynamic body of knowledge, the advice, guidance and participation of leading EHS experts and continued interaction with industry and government.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Industrial Environmental Management
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 24 qch
For Additional Information: Website
Program Description:
This certificate program was designed and developed with the active participation of RIT's Industrial Environmental Management Advisory Committee - all experienced, practicing environmental professionals from industry who have achieved the level of program manager or above. It covers all key elements of environmental management in industry. Waste minimization is emphasized as a major element of pollution control in each area of environmental management. Prerequisites include general and organic chemistry, college algebra, and trigonometry.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Safety & Health Technology
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 28 qch
For Additional Information: Website
Program Description:
Designed for accessibility and convenience, this certificate program is offered in both campus-based and online learning formats and consists of the seven four-credit courses listed below. Transfer credits and course substitutions require the approval of the department chair. Upon approval, these courses also may be applied toward the BS program in safety technology. Prerequisites for this program include general chemistry, biology, college algebra, and trigonometry. Students must achieve a program GPA of at least 2.5 in order to be certified.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Safety Technology
Level: Bachelors of Sciences
Credit Hours Required: 193 qch
For Additional Information: Website
Program Description:
The mission of the safety technology program is to provide an academically challenging program that prepares graduates with the skills and knowledge to address their organization's immediate and long term safety needs, including protection and preservation of workers, buildings, equipment and corporate reputations. This includes creating physically safer workplaces and modifying employee behaviors. This also may include implementing voluntary protection programs that go beyond legal and regulatory standards. This program will respond to the changing needs of society by being able to be completed through traditional or nontraditional (distance) means.

Saint Louis University

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Occupational Safety and Health Specialist
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 178
For Additional Information: Contact Chris King at (314) 977-3242
Program Description:
The Midwest OSHA Education Centers offer an Occupational Safety and Health Specialist Certificate program in either construction or general industry. These non-credit certificate programs require a minimum of 178 contact hours of training. Up to 75 contact hours may be obtained from a different OSHA Training Institute Education Center.

Sinclair Community College

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Safety Engineering Technology Associate Degree
Level: Associates
Credit Hours Required: 105
For Additional Information: Email
Program Description:
This program incorporates a full range of safety engineering studies addressing construction and general industry safety, fire protection, industrial hygiene, waste management, industrial hygiene instrumentation and product design. The curriculum is based on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) recommendations and prepares the student for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) exam. Graduates are prepared to directly enter the work force as safety engineering technicians and work in the general and/or the construction occupational industries or continue their education and obtain a bachelor's degree in Safety Engineering. This degree program was recently evaluated by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC ABET) for accreditation. Results will be available July 2005. At this time is very probable that the program will be accredited for the maximum six years.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Safety Engineering Technology Certificate
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 54
For Additional Information: Email
Program Description:
This certificate addresses industry safety, occupational safety and health, hazard control and analysis, and industrial hygiene. The certificate prepares students for careers in safety management and industrial hygiene. The courses in this certificate can be applied to the Safety Engineering Technology Associate Degree program.

Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) Professional Regulatory & Training Division (PRT)

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: TEEX Certified Safety Health Official (CSHO)
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Varies
For Additional Information: Website or (800) 723-3811
Program Description:
Certification provides solid and broad-based education in the Safety and Health field with over 225 hours of safety training. The Council on Certification of Health Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) recognizes the TEEX CSHO Program as experience credit toward its OHST Certification Program. TEEX CSHO requires completion of 5 - 9 core courses and 2 - 4 elective courses, depending upon the chosen track. TEEX CSHO tracks include Oil & Gas and Petrochemical (Drilling & Well Services, Pipeline, and Refinery specialties), General Industry, Construction, Environmental, Aviation (partnered with DOT), Emergency Response, Maritime, and CSHO Level II (Management track). All TEEX CSHO tracks count towards 18 college credit hours for an Associate's degree in Applied Science in Occupational Safety at San Juan College, Farmington, NM, and a Bachelor's degree in Applied Arts & Sciences at Texas A&M University-Commerce (both degrees are available online).

University of California, San Diego

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Professional Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 240 for single certificate, 360 for dual certificate
For Additional Information: Website
Program Description:
This professional certificate program requires approximately 240 hours of classroom training with a focus in either Construction or General Industry, or students can do 360 hours of work for a dual certificate. We have 90 hours of required courses, the remaining are electives chosen from a wide variety of classes scheduled at the UCSD OTI

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Construction Safety & Health Specialist Certificate Program
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Varies
Contact: Gina DeLeone
Program Description:
5 core courses (OTI 510, 3010, 3110, 7500, and 7505) & 3 optional courses

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: General Industry Safety & Health Specialist Certificate Program
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: Varies
Contact: Gina DeLeone
Program Description:
5 core courses (OTI 511, 521, 2225, 7500, and 7100) & 4 optional courses

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Environmental and Occupational Health
Level: Masters
Credit Hours Required: 45 Credits
For Additional Information: Mark G. Robson, Ph.D., M.P.H., A.T.S., Associate Professor and Chairman (732) 235-5405, Website
Program Description:
The adverse health impacts of environmental pollution are the number one public policy issue in New Jersey. The public, private, and academic sectors are striving to improve the ability to understand our environments and protect them. Accordingly, the primary goal of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health is to train qualified professionals with expertise in environmental and occupational health.

University of South Florida OTI Education Center

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: Sunshine ERC / Hazardous Substances Training
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Bloodborne Pathogens
For Additional Information: Website; Contact Person: Hana Osman, Ph.D Phone: (813) 974-0989
Program Description:
The purpose of this training course is to provide guidance to individuals about the OSHA bloodborne pathogens standard, communicating hazards to employees, preventing exposures and writing and exposure control protocol.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: Sunshine ERC / Hazardous Substances Training
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Certified Hazardous Materials Manager Review Course
For Additional Information: Website; Contact Person: Hana Osman, Ph.D Phone: (813) 974-0989
Program Description:
This training course is designed to provide a review session for those individuals who plan to sit for the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager Examination. This certification is important because environmental programs are vital to our public health and safety and, within that field, the management of hazardous materials requires proven and unquestionable skill and competence. Quality control over the professionals involved in programs of national importance, and particularly of public safety, is best accomplished through certification.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: Sunshine ERC / Hazardous Substances Training
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: General Site Worker 8 Hour Refresher Course
Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response
For Additional Information: Website; Contact Person: Hana Osman, Ph.D Phone: (813) 974-0989
Program Description:
This refresher training course will help employees assess the hazards associated with uncontrolled hazardous waste sites to determine whether work can be conducted in a safe manner.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: Sunshine ERC / Hazardous Substances Training
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: General Site Worker 40 Hour Training Course
For Additional Information: Website; Contact Person: Hana Osman, Ph.D Phone: (813) 974-0989
Program Description:
This training course will help employees assess the hazards associated with uncontrolled hazardous waste sites to determine whether work can be conducted in a safe manner. Required competencies will be addressed through a combination of lecture, group exercises, and hands-on exercises.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: Sunshine ERC / Hazardous Substances Training
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Hearing Conservation in Industry:
CAOHC Certification & Re-Certification Course in Hearing Conservation
For Additional Information: Website; Contact Person: Hana Osman, Ph.D Phone: (813) 974-0989
Program Description:
Course Objectives: Describe the role of the certified hearing conservationist in a comprehensive hearing conservation program. List the effects of noise on the worker. Describe the basic psychophysics of sound. Demonstrate the proper techniques for obtaining and recording hearing thresholds. Identify five elements of a hearing conservation program as described by OSHA. Differentiate normal from abnormal hearing. Identify a "standard threshold shift". Describe two methods of measuring noise in the workplace. Describe advantages and disadvantages of earplugs vs. earmuffs for hearing protection. Describe the types of records that need to be maintained for OSHA compliance.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: Sunshine ERC / Hazardous Substances Training
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training Course
For Additional Information: Website; Contact Person: Hana Osman, Ph.D Phone: (813) 974-0989
Program Description:
The purpose of the NIOSH Approved Spirometry Course is to train individuals how to properly perform valid spirometric tests; interpret results; and how to recognize the strengths, applications and limitations of spirometry in the workplace setting. Individuals will be taught the calculations for basic spirometric parameters, observe spirometric techniques by the instructors and practice these techniques in hands-on practice.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: Sunshine ERC / Hazardous Substances Training
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: OSHA Recordkeeping
For Additional Information: Website; Contact Person: Hana Osman, Ph.D Phone: (813) 974-0989
Program Description:
The purpose of this training course is to provide guidance to individuals about the OSHA Recordkeeping requirements, including proper completion of the records, appropriate handling of the records, record retention, in addition to other topics as appropriate.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: Sunshine ERC / Hazardous Substances Training
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Site Supervisor 8 Hour Course
Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response
For Additional Information: Website; Contact Person: Hana Osman, Ph.D Phone: (813) 974-0989
Program Description:
This training course will help supervisors assess the hazards associated with uncontrolled hazardous waste sites to determine whether work can be conducted in a safe manner; will review safety and health program requirements, personal protective equipment program, spill containment program, and health hazard monitoring procedure and techniques.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: USF COPH / Dept. of EOH
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Industrial Hygiene
Level: Masters of Science in Public Health (MSPH)
Credit Hours Required: 48 plus field experience
For Additional Information: Website*; Contact Person: Yehia Y. Hammad, Sc.D. Phone: (813) 974-6625
Program Description:
The field of industrial hygiene plays an important role in the protection of worker health through workplace assessment and interventions. The training in industrial hygiene is designed to build on the basic skill of engineers and scientists so that they will be able to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control hazards in the work place. The development of research skills is also a critical component of the program. The curriculum includes the public health core courses, and program courses relating to occupational diseases, exposure assessment, control measures, and assessment of risk. Graduates are expected to contribute to worker health through their ability to gather data, form opinions, recommend solutions and interact with management, employees, and the community in implementing the solutions. Students will have the opportunity to expand their technical base through electives in the areas of environmental health, industrial safety, risk management, and ergonomics. It is expected that the students will pursue professional certification. The MSPH in Industrial Hygiene is accredited by the Related Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: USF COPH / Dept. of EOH
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Industrial Hygiene
Level: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Credit Hours Required: 90 credits beyond the bachelor's degree
For Additional Information: Website*; Contact Person: Yehia Y. Hammad, Sc.D. Phone: (813) 974-6625
Program Description:
The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health's PhD program is designed to develop specialists in specific areas of environmental and occupational health (environmental health, toxicology, industrial hygiene, tropical public health/communicable diseases, occupational health). Graduates of the doctoral program will be qualified to conduct fundamental and applied research in identification, evaluation and prevention of environmental and occupational health problems. The Department offers a distinguished teaching and research program which provides a sound basis for doctoral study.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: USF COPH / Dept. of EOH
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Occupational Health Nursing
Level: Masters of Public Health (MPH)
Credit Hours Required: 39 plus field experience
For Additional Information: Website*; Contact Person: Candace Burns, PhD, RN Phone: (813) 974-9160
Program Description:
The principal concerns of the occupational health professional are: the worker; the work environment and chemical, physical, and ergonomic and biological agents in the workplace. The curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature and scope, addressing topics in these broad areas. The MPH in Occupational Health is a 39 credit program designed for either physicians in practice who are interested in the residency but can not spend 2 years away from their practice (They complete their MPH first while maintaining their practice and then spend only 1 year in the clinical residency program), or for other practicing health professionals.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: USF COPH / Dept. of EOH
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Occupational Medicine
Level: Masters of Science in Public Health (MSPH)
Credit Hours Required: 41 plus field experience
For Additional Information: Website*; Contact Person: Stuart M. Brooks, M.D. Phone: (813) 974-6626
Program Description:
The MSPH in Occupational Health is an academic program that prepares occupational medicine physicians and health professionals with the research and professional knowledge and skills necessary to address the complex health and safety issues found in today's business environment.  There is sufficient flexibility to accommodate a variety of interests and career goals, including: practice of occupational medicine in an industrial setting; development, administration and management of occupational health programs, practice of occupational medicine in an industrial setting; the development and management of governmental programs which may be required by law to provide surveillance, monitoring and hazard evaluation; careers in teaching and research in an academic setting or; planning, management and administration of occupational programs in an industrial setting emphasizing epidemiological, clinical and toxicological research. The MSPH curriculum focuses on the worker, the workplace, information management and administration. The student is provided the opportunity to acquire sufficient knowledge and skills to administer and manage occupational health services programs.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: USF COPH / Dept. of EOH
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Safety Management
Level: Graduate Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 14
For Additional Information: Website*; Contact Person: Pete G. Rentos, Ph.D. Phone: (813) 974-6661
Program Description:
Employees are as concerned about working in a "safe" employment atmosphere as simply "having a job." This concern has prompted demands for higher performance standards and increased safety awareness in the private, public, and governmental sectors. Thus, there exists a need for professionals who are able to develop and implement safe work practices in the workplace. The Certificate in Safety Management is designed to meet this need and help with career advancement. It also prepares students for the American Board of Certified Safety Professionals examination. College of Public Health students enrolled in a major other than Safety Management may concurrently enroll in this Certificate.

(If a Consortium) Organization Name: USF COPH / Dept. of EOH
OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Safety Management
Level: Masters of Public Health (MPH)
Credit Hours Required: 39 plus field experience
For Additional Information: Website*; Contact Person: Pete G. Rentos, Ph.D. Phone: (813) 974-6661
Program Description:
Students in the MPH program in Environmental Health gain a broad perspective in the public health sciences and social sciences, and a fundamental education in the technical sciences with an emphasis on the protection and improvement of our environmental and public health. Students enrolled in the MPH program are likely to be recent graduates of a biological science, environmental science or medicine undergraduate program; employees of county or state agencies; in a military education program; or involved in environmental health & safety management with a company. The motivation for an MPH student to complete an advanced degree is to become an environmental scientist or manager; and increased competence as an environmental scientist or manager; or as pre-medical training or an opportunity to take and pass the US medical boards. Many MPH students are now or will become community leaders, for example, as U.S. Armed Services or Public Health Service Officers; as State Health Officers; or as Agency or Laboratory Directors.

University of Washington

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Disaster Site Worker Safety and Health Certificate
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 203-209
For Additional Information: Website
Program Description:
For construction workers who respond to disaster sites who require specific knowledge about personal protective gear and other safety measures.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Safety and Health Construction Specialist Certificate
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 141-162
For Additional Information: Website
Program Description:
For experienced safety professionals who require advanced regulatory knowledge and skills in construction safety. Five years construction safety experience required.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Safety and Health General Industry Specialist Certificate
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 141-162
For Additional Information: Website
Program Description:
For experienced safety professionals who require advanced regulatory knowledge and skills in general industry safety. Five years general industry safety experience required.

OS&H Degree/Certificate Program Name: Safety and Health Leadership Certificate
Level: Certificate
Credit Hours Required: 141-156
For Additional Information: Website
Program Description:
For workers without extensive safety experience. The Certificate program provides regulatory and practical instruction in safety and safety leadership concepts.

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