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Field of Study: Occupational Safety and Health

Introduction

Occupational safety and health programs prepare people to monitor and inspect work places to ensure health and safety standards are met.

 

Overview

Occupational safety and health programs include topics such as:

  • Health and safety regulations
  • Health hazard testing
  • Test equipment operation and maintenance
  • Industrial toxicology
  • Worker health and safety education

Schools
A few community colleges offer associate degree programs in occupational safety and health. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.

A few colleges and universities offer a bachelor's degree in occupational safety and health. A bachelor's degree usually takes four years of full-time study to complete.

A few universities offer graduate degrees in occupational safety and health. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.