The Occupational Safety and Risk Control certificate is designed for individuals who desire to enhance their abilities to protect an organization’s people, property, legal and environmental assets. Government and consensus standards, workplace design concepts, formal risk assessment techniques and risk/hazard identification and control strategies will be emphasized throughout the certification coursework.
Following are the student learning objectives for the Occupational Safety and Risk Control undergraduate and graduate-level certificates:
- Utilize data collection and analysis strategies to assist with the anticipation as well as identification of moderate to high-risk situations which are worthy of additional study and potential control.
- Analyze physiological factors, job tasks and workstation design with effective workplace assessment tools in order to quantify the various types and extent of risks that are present.
- Apply knowledge of management of change strategies, common workplace hazards, risk measurement techniques and hazard hierarchy of control measures to promote an organization’s risk-reduction efforts.
- Consult with management and hourly employees as well as applicable stakeholders in order prioritize the control of elevated people, equipment, property, environmental risks.
- Develop and implement agreed-upon workplace risk-reduction methods which meet local, state and/or federal regulations/standards as well as best management practices.
The Occupational Safety and Risk Control certificate program is a freestanding credential for non-degree seeking students. The certificate program will require the respective students to complete a minimum of four on-campus / synchronously / asynchronously delivered risk control and safety management program courses that are offered during the fall, spring and/or summer terms.