Dr. Tom Schneid, Chair of the Safety and Security Department
Veterans are ideal candidates for the Occupational Safety and Health Program. If you look at what a safety and health professional does, it’s not a desk job. They’re out working with people. They’re out working with equipment. They’re doing things that, on a daily basis, in trying to address the risks that are out there. Our military vets that come into our program are well-prepared before they come in. They’ve got a little bit of an advanced preparation over the average student coming in. They’ve already had leadership roles. They already are great communicators. They have already got a lot of the skills and abilities that are very transferable into the Occupational Safety and Health profession.