The UConn Occupational Safety and Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program is a focused series of five (5) online credit courses taught by UConn faculty who are experienced practitioners in the OSH field. Paul Bureau, a faculty member who is Program Director of the OSH Certificate Program, has more than 30 years working in the field as an OSH professional.
A 15-credit online post-baccalaureate certificate program
The UConn Online Occupational Safety and Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program prepares students for a successful career in the growing field of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH). Designed for working adults, this online program allows students access to the courses from any location, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Students must have a bachelor’s degree to apply to this program, which can be completed in as little as one year.
Our Occupational Safety and Health Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is an efficient way to build credentials, apply learned knowledge to facilitate upward mobility, and is advantageous for individuals charged with new occupational health and safety responsibilities or seeking a career change.
The Role of OSH Professionals
OSH professionals protect employees, property, the environment, and the general public by anticipating, identifying, evaluating, controlling, and communicating workplace safety and health hazards. Working with employees and employers, they help to eliminate fatalities and minimize the frequency and severity of workplace injuries and illnesses by assisting in the creation and maintenance of safe and healthy work environments. They not only keep workers, visitors, and the public safe; they create greater work efficiencies because safe and healthy workers are more productive workers.
The work of OSH professionals also contributes to increased work efficiency and business sustainability. Minimizing workplace injuries and illnesses keeps valuable human resources on-the-job and avoids negative impacts associated with worker’s compensation costs, overtime, additional hiring, and increased physical and mental demands on the workforce.