If you've ever considered a career in the industrial field, there's one important thing you need to know: safety in the workplace is more crucial than ever. Each year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports more than four million injuries and illnesses in private industry workplaces. Now is a crucial time for industries to make sure employees are safe.
The School of Construction offers a comprehensive sequence of courses leading to a minor in Environmental Health and Safety. The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a moving force in ensuring safety conditions and considerations for the work environment. Such legislation has increased the need for management and supervisory personnel throughout the workforce to have the safety preparation to fill positions in industry. Coursework is designed to enable students to achieve OSHA Ten and Thirty-hour voluntary compliance cards. This achievement helps students from all majors become more employable and productive.
The minor requires satisfactory completion of 21 semester hours of college work. Click here for the program guide.
Partnerships with business and industry have assisted with incorporating workplace skills in the curriculum and establishing internship opportunities.