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, insuring compliance and following OSHA regulations designed to create a safer and healthier workplace.
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals will recognize the CSU AAS in Occupational Safety and Health for the application process under the Associate Safety Professional certification and the Certified Safety Professional certification.
CSU offers educational opportunities in occupational safety and health, including:
We have developed a library of various safety and health resources and reference materials, including:
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