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A minor in occupational safety is available in the environmental and occupational health program and requires a minimum of 12 semester hours of ENVH courses in safety. The minor 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.
This minor prepares the students for positions in occupational safety and health, environmental safety and health, industrial hygiene, and government safety positions. Courses target safety management, hazard control, and safety regulations and laws.
Students practice management techniques through solving 12 Safety Dilemmas posed in a scenario as if the student were an industrial Safety Manager.
Students can gain hands-on experience with occupational safety equipment during the Principles of OSH course.
This interdisciplinary minor has benefited graduates, qualifying them for positions with the general industry, contractors, construction companies, and various government agencies. Several of our graduates with this minor have gone on to work for shipyards, major industries such as Boeing and Exxon-Mobile, the Federal Aviation Administration, NASA, and consulting firms.
A review of the important Occupational Safety and Health Standards and Codes with particular emphasis on application of these codes to typical work situations. Governmental enforcement methodologies are also discussed. Prerequisites: junior standing.
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.
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.
For completion of the minor students must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses specified as a requirement for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University.
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Scholarships are available for Bachelor of Science Environmental Health (B.S.E.H.) students annually averaging $1000-$2000.
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