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Professional Safety and Health Officer Certificate

In a recent survey, Safety and Health magazine reported that many organizations are seeking experienced safety professionals with some form of an advanced education:..."when trying to hire qualified people for open positions, we find it difficult to find good people. For many safety professionals, this is probably a good time to be job hunting because if you are good, you can demand higher pay, a better title and better locations."

The Professional Safety and Health Officer certificate will help existing safety professionals achieve their career goals. This program enables students to apply new leadership and training skills which will encourage a safe environment in their workplace.

 

Certificate Benefits

With a Professional Safety and Health Officer certificate students will acquire the skills needed for experienced safety professionals to be hired and promoted

  • OSHA 10- and 30-hour Outreach Trainer authorization
  • How to create a safety culture in the workplace that includes leadership commitment, organization-wide safety communication and safety training as an investment for the organization
  • The knowledge, skills and tools needed to conduct accident and incident investigations
  • Leadership and communication skills including constructive intervention, fostering two-way dialogue, setting and maintaining expectations and alignment of values around safety
  • How to minimize the threat of illnesses by learning industrial hygiene practices and related OSHA regulations and procedures

Target Audience

The curriculum is directed at existing safety professionals with at least five (5) years’ experience in the field – a minimum requirement to complete the OSHA Outreach Trainer courses. Professionals with the desire to excel in mid-level management and leadership positions in safety with the need for skills used to implement safety standards in their workplace are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Demand and Job Prospects

Certificate holders may qualify for positions such as

  • Safety Consultant
  • Director of Safety
  • Environmental, Health, and Safety EHS Leader
  • Plant Safety Leader
  • Safety Manager
  • Senior Safety Technician

U.S. Department of Labor projections and other industry studies show that experienced safety roles have a faster than average projected growth rate and the need is expected to grow by nearly 33% from 2014 to 2024.

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units
Prerequisite Courses (Completion of the SHS Certificate OR you must choose one standards course below and complete the other remaining course.)
OSHA 510 - Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry
FPM-40299
3
OSHA 511 - Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
FPM-40366
3
Workers Compensation for Safety Professionals
FPM-40640
.5
Required Courses (You must choose one trainer course and complete all of the remaining courses.)
(Required Courses for Construction, General Industry or Cal/OSHA tracks)
OSHA 500 - Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry
FPM-40280
3
OSHA 501 - Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
FPM-40281
3
OSHA 3095 - Electrical Standards (Low Voltage - Federal)
FPM-40300
3
OSHA 7505 - Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation (2017 - 2 Days)
FPM-40292
1.5
OSHA 521 - OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene
FPM-40296
3
Safety Leadership I
FPM-40641
2
Safety Leadership II
FPM-40642
2
Elective Courses (Must meet requirements of a single emphasis area)
Construction (You must complete a minimum of 10 units from the below courses.)
OSHA 2055 - Cranes in Construction
FPM-40413
3
OSHA 2264 - Permit-Required Confined Space Entry
FPM-40289
2.5
OSHA 3015 - Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics
FPM-40301
2.5
OSHA 3115 - Fall Protection
FPM-40489
3
Trainer Course - Fall Protection
FPM-40566
.5
Trainer Course - Trenching
FPM-40308
1.5
Trainer Course - Rigging Safety
FPM-40349
3.5
EM385-1-1 40 Hour Safety
FPM-40507
4
General Industry (You must complete a minimum of 10 units from the below courses.)
OSHA 2015 - Hazardous Materials
FPM-40302
3
OSHA 2045 - Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards
FPM-40298
3
OSHA 2225 - Respiratory Protection
FPM-40303
3
OSHA 2264 - Permit-Required Confined Space Entry
FPM-40289
2.5
OSHA 7105 - Introduction to Evacuation and Emergency Planning
FPM-40410
.5
OSHA 7115 - Lockout/Tagout
FPM-40497
.5
OSHA 7200 - Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control for Healthcare Facilities
FPM-40378
.5
Trainer Course - Confined Space
FPM-40291
1.5
Trainer Course - Forklift Safety
FPM-40307
1.5
Cal/OSHA (You must complete a minimum of 8 units from the below courses.)
OSHA 5109 - Cal/OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry
FPM-40511
3
OSHA 5119 - Cal/OSHA Standards for General Industry
FPM-40512
3
Electrical Low Voltage Standards - State
FPM-40446
1.5
Electrical High Voltage Standards - State
FPM-40454
1.5
Laws and Regulations
FPM-40060
3

To Register in the Certificate Program

From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable. It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.

Certificate registration is required. Candidates are encouraged to register in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.

Application Fee: $60 Apply Now!
Contact: OSHA Training Institute Education Center, (800) 358-9206
Email: oshatraining@ucsd.edu
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