Congress created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to “assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education, and assistance.”
While OSHA remains the governmental regulatory agency, the responsibility of occupational safety and employee health has evolved and has become an integral part of corporate culture. The global workplace recognizes the economic and social impact of employee health and safety. New technologies generate unimaginable hazards, exposures and risk. Beyond the inherent dangers involved with skilled labor and construction, corporations are now recognizing the importance of protecting workers against, sickness, disease and other health hazards.
Earning a degree in occupational safety and health allows professionals to pursue a variety of career paths within an industry specific field. These professionals work with management on developing policy, ensuring compliance and following OSHA regulations designed to create a safer and healthier workplace.
CSU’s occupational safety and health degree programs meet the educational requirements mandated by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals for the Associate Safety Professional designation (ASP) and the Certified Safety Professional designation (CSP).