Occupational Safety Concentration
Help Make the Our World Safer
Regardless of where you work, it’s important that you are afforded every possible safety precaution to minimize the risk of injury or death. It’s the responsibility of occupational safety professionals to make sure you can perform your job under the safest conditions possible.
Occupational safety is a diverse career field concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of workers. The goal for occupational safety programs is to create a safe work environment that allows for the highest degree of physical, mental, and social well being for workers. Most often, occupational safety professionals work with employers to analyze risks and hazards in the work environment and implement policies and regulations to ensure continued health and safety.
Occupational safety involves many subject areas, some of which include: health, hygiene, public health, safety engineering, ergonomics, toxicology, environmental health, labor law, occupational health psychology, and health psychology.
A career in occupational safety is an important and highly rewarding position. Whether it’s your main career focus or your specialty, your goal is to help create stronger and safer workplaces. The forward thinking initiatives and preventative actions of occupational safety professionals keeps people happy, healthy and injury free. As an occupational safety professional you can work on contract for companies looking to become compliant with federal and state safety regulations, or you can find a full-time position in many places. Additionally, becoming an occupational safety professional can help you advance in your current position by taking on this important role in your place of business.
Occupational Safety Concentration Courses
For information on the OSHA training institute at EKU please visit http://osha.eku.edu/