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Occupational Safety (Certificate)

The certificate program in occupational safety is designed to prepare students to meet safety standards and guidelines in such areas as business, education and industry with the goal of managing operations to minimize financial losses resulting from accidents, health claims, legal actions and property damage. It is especially attractive to students in majors such as engineering, occupational and technical studies, and business who may reasonably anticipate assignment of safety as an additional duty, or to individuals already employed in the environmental health and safety field. Courses taken in the certificate program may be applied to degree requirements at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in environmental health. For completion of the undergraduate certificate program students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses taken toward the certificate. After successful completion of the program, a Certificate in Occupational Safety will be awarded.

Occupational Safety (Certificate)


Description


What is Occupational Safety at ODU like?

The certificate program in occupational safety is designed to prepare students to meet safety standards and guidelines in such areas as business, education and industry with the goal of managing operations to minimize financial losses resulting from accidents, health claims, legal actions and property damage. It is especially attractive to students in majors such as engineering, occupational and technical studies, and business who may reasonably anticipate assignment of safety as an additional duty, or to individuals already employed in the environmental health and safety field. Courses taken in the certificate program may be applied to degree requirements at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in environmental health. For completion of the undergraduate certificate program students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses taken toward the certificate. After successful completion of the program, a Certificate in Occupational Safety will be awarded.

Program Highlights


What makes Occupational Safety at ODU unique?

  • This Certificate in Occupational Safety may be used to supplement professional development in occupational safety and health, and may be used to study for the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certifications. Students in Biology and other sciences may be interested in attaining this certificate to enhance their career potential

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

$73,600

MEDIAN SALARY


Review, evaluate, and analyze work environments and design programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury caused by chemical, physical, and biological agents or ergonomic factors. May conduct inspections and enforce adherence to laws and regulations governing the health and safety of individuals. May be employed in the public or private sector. Includes environmental protection officers.

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

$53,930

MEDIAN SALARY


Collect data on work environments for analysis by occupational health and safety specialists. Implement and conduct evaluation of programs designed to limit chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic risks to workers.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Occupational Safety at ODU?

ENVH 425:
Occupational Safety and Health Program Management


The establishment, implementation and maintenance of occupational safety and health programs. Paradigms of safety, techniques for safety training and creation of value for safety among business managers and employees are emphasized. Prerequisite: ENVH 406 or permission of instructor.

ENVH 406:
Principles of Occupational Safety and Health


A broad overview of the field of safety. A study of the factors influencing the occurrence of accidents and incidents is set in the context of safety legislation, current issues in the practice of safety and the ethical and professional responsibilities of the safety practitioner. The course also includes discussions of product safety, fire prevention and protection systems safety and human elements in loss prevention. Prerequisites: junior standing.

ENVH 426:
Physical Hazards and Their Control


An in-depth examination of the varied types of physical hazards in the work environment and the methods of prevention, recognition and control. Prerequisites: junior standing.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Occupational Safety at ODU?

Students entering the Undergraduate Certificate program in Occupational Safety should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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Contact


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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR


Name:

Sean Banaee PhD, CIH, CSP


Location:

3120 HEALTH SCIENCES BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6010


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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