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.

20 Credits required.
Students complete the following 14 credits of core courses:

TSM 270Principles of Injury Prevention and Safety3
TSM 370Occupational Safety3
TSM 371Occupational Safety Management2
TSM 372Legal Aspects of Occupational Safety and Health2
TSM 470Industrial Hygiene: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Hazards3
TSM 493DWorkshop in Technology: Occupational Safety1-4

The remaining six credits will selected from the following:

TSM 376Fire Protection and Prevention3
TSM 471Safety Laboratory1
TSM 477Risk Analysis and Management3
TSM 393FTopics in Technology: Agricultural Safety and Health1-4
H S 105First Aid and Emergency Care2
H S 110Personal and Consumer Health3
H S 305Instructor's First Aid and Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation2
I E 271Applied Ergonomics and Work Design3

A minimum of 9 credits applied towards the certificate cannot be used to meet any other departmental, college, or university requirement.
Courses taken for the certificate cannot be taken pass not pass.
A grade of a 2.0 or better is required in each individual course applied towards the certificate.