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Professional Safety and Health Officer Certificate

PLEASE NOTE: This matrix is effective beginning Fall 2018. If you have enrolled in the PSHO prior to Fall '18, you have the option of continuing your certificate matrix requirements or converting to the new requirements. Please email oshatraining@ucsd.edu for advisement.

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

Students may choose any of the specializations (Construction, General Industry or Cal/OSHA). They may also choose to complete multiple tracks, by fulfilling all of the required units within each area of specialization.

Industry Certification

All courses offered have been approved for:

  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Certification Maintenance (CM) points
  • Board of Certified Safety Professional (BCSP) Continuance of Certification (COC) points
  • Bureau of Registered Nurses (BRN) credit

 

Program At-A-Glance (numbers below are minimums; exact number depends on electives chosen)

  • # of courses: minimum of 11 courses required
  • Total units: minimum of 22.5
  • Estimated cost: Total minimum cost is approximately $6,400
  • Time to Complete: Can be completed in as little as three to six months, although many students prefer to take one year or more
  • Delivery: Both in-class and online courses are available to complete the certificate

Students may choose any of the specializations (Construction, General Industry or Cal/OSHA). They may also choose to complete multiple tracks, by fulfilling all of the required units within each area of specialization.

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units
REQUIRED FOR CERTIFICATE COMPLETION (One Prerequisite Course, one Trainer Course, all remaining Other Required Courses and a minimum of one Specialty Courses track.)
Prerequisite Courses (Students must choose either the OSHA 510 or OSHA 511 - not both. Contact oshatraining@ucsd.edu for advising.)
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
Required Trainer Courses (Students must choose either the OSHA 500 or OSHA 501 - not both.)
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
Other Required Courses (Students must complete all of the following courses.)
OSHA 3095 - Electrical Standards (Low Voltage - Federal)
FPM-40300
3
OSHA 7505 - Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation (2018 - One day)
FPM-40637
.5
OSHA 521 - OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene
FPM-40296
3
OSHA 2255 - Principles of Ergonomics
FPM-40297
3
Safety Leadership I
FPM-40641
2
Workers Compensation for Safety Professionals
FPM-40640
.5
Specialty Courses (Must complete one track for certificate completion. Students may complete multiple tracks.)
Construction (Must complete a minimum of 8 units.)
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
OSHA 3085 - Principles of Scaffolding
FPM-40638
2.5
Trainer Course - Trenching
FPM-40308
1.5
Trainer Course - Rigging Safety
FPM-40349
3.5
EM385-1-1 40 Hour Safety
FPM-40507
4
Safety Leadership II
FPM-40642
2
General Industry (Must complete a minimum of 8 units.)
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
Safety Leadership II
FPM-40642
2
Cal/OSHA (Must complete a minimum of 8 units.)
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
Safety Leadership II
FPM-40642
2

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: $95 Apply Now!
Contact: OSHA Training Institute Education Center, (800) 358-9206
Email: oshatraining@ucsd.edu