The Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health is designed for graduate students, public health professionals, health care providers, and occupational health and safety practitioners who seek to improve health and safety practices and compliance in their organizations. Students will learn about physical and psychosocial hazards in occupational environments, risk assessment, applying control measures and monitoring their effectiveness, and environmental assessment and modelling. The recommended duration for the certificate program is two academic semesters (fall, spring). All credits must be earned within two years.
The program requires successful completion of 12 credit hours.
Core Requirements (6 Cr. Hrs.)
- CPH598: Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene 3 Cr. Hrs.
- CPH590: Elements of Industrial Safety 3 Cr. Hrs.
Elective Requirments (6 Cr. Hrs.)
- CPH 506: Introduction to Biostatistics 3 Cr. Hrs.
- CPH 504: Epidemiology in Public Health 3 Cr. Hrs.
- CPH 511: Agricultural Health and Safety 3 Cr. Hrs.
- CPH 517: Human Factors and Ergonomics 3 Cr. Hrs.
- CPH 594: Environmental Exposure Assessment 3 Cr. Hrs.
- CPH 597: Principles of Toxicology 3 Cr. Hrs.
- ENV 903: Injury Epidemiology 3 Cr. Hrs.
- ENV 908: Thermal Stress in the Work Environment 3 Cr. Hrs.
- ENV 909: Occupational Noise and Hearing Loss 3 Cr. Hrs.
- EPI 925: The Practice of Infectious Disease Epidemiology 3 Cr. Hrs.
Students are eligible for additional certifications: the 30-hour Occupational Safety and Health [OSHA] General Industry card (course: CPH 590) and the Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist credential (course: ENV 909) from the Council for the Accreditation of Occupational Hearing Conservationists.