Occupational & Environmental Safety and Health
Alvaro D. Taveira, chair
About the Programs
Students with a degree in occupational and environmental safety and health will be prepared for a wide range of career opportunities in industry and government with excellent potential for advancement. Graduates will enjoy a strong job market with growing salaries.
Students can earn an undergraduate degree in occupational safety with optional emphases in construction safety, ergonomics or environmental management. A graduate degree in safety is also offered, as well as certificates in construction safety and ergonomics. A licensure program in driverï¿½s education is also available. The department is accredited by the Institute for Safety and Health Management.
Coursework in the safety program covers a wide range of subjects including accident causes and prevention, environmental protection, construction safety, ergonomics and occupational safety management. Students will gain important skills that allow them to recognize, analyze and reduce hazards in the workplace and in the community. They will gain hands-on experience through practical worksite experiences, including a full-semester internship with a practicing occupational and environmental safety and health professional.
The department has new, state-of-the-art facilities in Timothy J. Hyland Hall, plus a dedicated laboratory and classroom in the Ambrose Health Center, that offer students an excellent learning environment and multiple applied experiences.
Outside the classroom, students can participate in the internationally recognized Student Safety Organization, which sponsors professional development seminars, field trips and an annual full-day conference where safety professionals from a variety of industries and agencies come to UW-Whitewater to share their experiences.
Graduates of the occupational and environmental safety and health program go on to careers in state and federal government, industrial and construction companies, insurance companies, consulting firms and health care facilities.
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