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Occupational Safety

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Undergraduate Certificate in Occupational Safety

The undergraduate certificate in Occupational Safety is designed to meet the needs of the vast majority of professionals who find themselves with management responsibilities (including safety), but are not planning on careers as safety professionals. This Certificate provides them with desired professional development and recognition of their increased professional knowledge and skills in the field of Occupational Safety.

Professionals who have discovered that their career path has resulted in an increased focus on occupational safety, but do not have formal educational training in safety will benefit from a structured safety curriculum.  This certificate program prepares professionals, regardless of discipline, to effectively meet expected occupational safety responsibilities.

A professional with an Iowa State University Occupational Safety certificate will strengthen a company's ability to protect their workers from injuries and illnesses. This undergraduate certificate provides a way to give formal recognition of focused study in occupational safety that is less comprehensive than what is required for an undergraduate major. 

The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, with its nationally ranked education programs, is pleased to offer this Occupational Safety Certificate program to undergraduate students, graduate students, and working professionals. This certificate program is available on campus or entirely online via web-based interactions and streaming media.

For more information contact:

Steven A. Freeman, University Professor
3333 Elings Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011
(515) 294-9541 or e-mail: