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Occupational Safety and Health
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The occupational safety and health certificate provides foundational skills needed to assess, analyze, and evaluate safety and health hazards in the workplace.

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Essential Knowledge and Skills

Outcomes

  • Recognize safety and health hazards
  • Assess constructs that influence health
  • Recommend controls for safety and health hazards
  • Evaluate safety and health hazards
Certificate of Occupational Safety and Health
Program Requirements
Certificates lead to associate and bachelor's degrees. For more information about which programs this certificate stacks into, visit the Programs List page.
This is an advanced certificate. If you are pursuing an Applied Health degree, you must first complete Community Health Planning & Implementation and Community Health Methods & Evaluation .
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Certificate
9 CREDITS
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Associate
60 CREDITS
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Bachelor's
120 CREDITS
Certificate of Occupational Safety and Health
Course Code
Course Name
# of Credits
HS310
Environmental Health
3
HS310 — 3 credits
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Environmental Health
This course provides a basic and theoretical understanding of the social, emotional/mental, physical, and lifestyle factors related to human behavior. Practical strategies are used to identify barriers to behavior and to enhance and improve health. This course will prepare students to take the CHES exam.
HS486
Occupational Safety and Risk Management
3
HS486 — 3 credits
x
Occupational Safety and Risk Management
This course is designed to develop an understanding of basic occupational safety and health terminology, principles, and practices through education and practical activities.
CONST221
Construction Safety
3
CONST221 — 3 credits
x
Construction Safety
Students will learn how employee safety is critical to the successful completion of any construction project. This course introduces students to OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction safety and health principles.  Special emphasis will be placed on recognizing the most common safety hazards in the construction industry. 
HS384
Industrial Fire Safety
2
HS384 — 2  credits
x
Industrial Fire Safety
This course introduces students to the International Fire Code orienting them to the basics of understanding of how to read code, interpret code, and apply modern codes in various situations. Students will learn to develop and write reports and inspection forms to use in their enforcement inspections. Students seeking work in fields related to Occupational Health and Safety, Firefighting, Public Safety, Insurance, Corporate Safety, etc. should take this course.
HS484
Accident Investigation and Prevention
2
HS484 — 2  credits
x
Accident Investigation and Prevention
This course covers the theory and function of accident investigations, reporting, documentation, and analysis systems. Form design, utilization, and cost-evaluation procedures will be discussed.
For questions about this program, contact BYU-Pathway Support
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Looking Ahead
Potential Employment
  • Safety and health technician
  • Safety specialist
  • Environmental health technician

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