The Department of Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health (OESH) prepares students for rewarding careers protecting America's workforce, the public and the natural environment. As Environmental Safety & Health (ESH) professionals, our graduates are concerned with the interaction between people and the physical, chemical, biological and psychological factors which affect safety, health and productivity.
Coursework covers a wide range of subjects including approaches to accident prevention, environmental protection, ergonomics, fire prevention, and legal aspects among others. The students are provided with essential skills that enable them to recognize hazards, and to devise and implement methods to control those risks. In addition, students are provided with a number of practical work site experiences, culminating in a full semester internship with a practicing ESH professional.
Additional information about the Safety Profession is available at: Career Guide to the Safety Profession