Online Graduate Certificate in Construction Safety

Create safe worksites for workers and surrounding businesses

The safety standards used in the construction industry can be significantly different from those of many other industries. This construction safety certificate covers topics from crane operations through accident investigations, preparing you to establish safety protocols and procedures based on real-world examples.

Our construction safety certificate prepares you to:

  • Enhance your critical thinking, policy analysis and ethical reasoning skills
  • Sharpen your ability to detect critical threats and hazards
  • Develop your leadership style and aid in decision-making
  • Collaborate with expert faculty in an interactive learning environment
  • Expand your skill set with an additional specialty
  • Apply your knowledge in a public, private or nonprofit setting
  • Qualify for positions like safety manager, environmental compliance specialist, health and safety engineer or emergency management director
  • Earn the specialized skills that make companies look to you when disaster strikes

Complete Graduate Certificate in 1 year or less.

100% Online

Enjoy the flexibility of 100% online coursework.

International Faculty

Nationally and internationally recognized faculty.

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Professional opportunities with internships and career development.

Rankings and Accreditation

Included in U.S. News & World Report‘s annual listing of top colleges and universities.

Ranked 9th as Top Online College for Occupational Safety Degrees.

What You Can Learn

In our online construction safety graduate certificate program, you’ll study policy and safety protocols specific to the construction industry. Upon completion you can emerge with the experience to neutralize the physical and environmental hazards that are a daily concern for construction professionals.

Online Graduate Certificate in Construction Safety Courses

SSE 832 Construction Safety 3 Credits

Introduction/analysis of general construction safety utilizing the key components of 29 CFR 196. Included in this study will be general safety & health provisions of OSH Act and a review of the various subparts of 29 CFR 1926.

SSE 840 Technical Construction Safety Management 3 Credits

You will be presented with case studies and expected to prepare investigation reports, countermeasure plans and strategic plans to counter and prevent future occurrences.

SSE 835 Advanced Construction Safety 3 Credits

A more detailed examination of 29 CFR 1926, including PPE, highway safety, electrical, scaffolding, fall protection, cranes, excavation, steel erection, confined spaces and residential construction.

SSE 845 Personal/Environmental Hazards 3 Credits

Analysis and investigation of hazard and threat control principles relating to personal and environmental risks in the workplace. Investigation techniques, inspection methodologies, management techniques and prevention programs essential to the manager within the safety, fire and security functions are emphasized.