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Occupational Safety and Health

Program Description

What are the elements of a “safe” workplace? Students in the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) minor will learn these principles and how to apply them to any working environment. OSH is the field of workplace accidents, illnesses, and injury prevention: students complete courses in areas like risk assessment and management, hazard recognition, health exposure, ergonomics and human factors, and injury prevention. The OSH minor can be paired with a variety of majors as a valuable asset to your resume.

Academic and Career Opportunities

Get involved on campus by joining the College of Health Student Council or completing a research project through the Office for Undergraduate Research. Or, put your workplace safety skills to the test and complete an internship through the Hinckley Institute. In conjunction with a major, the OSH minor will open the door to jobs in workplace safety in nearly any industry; positions in policy making or management are also possible. With additional education at the graduate level, students may pursue careers as occupational therapists, managers, and lawyers.

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Last Updated: 7/10/24