We understand busy schedules and lifestyles; the UConn OSH Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is a 15-credit, asynchronous online program that you can participate in from anywhere in the world at any time of day.
Below is a listing of the courses we offer, however, all courses are not offered every semester.
Core Courses (9-credits)
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AH 3570 – Health and Safety Management in the Workplace
Knowledge and skills necessary to develop a sustainable occupational health and safety management program in the workplace toward the goal of preventing illness and injury, and property damage.
AH 3571 – Health Hazards in the Workplace
Anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control, and communication of health hazards in the workplace.
AH 3573 – Health and Safety Standards in the Workplace
Comprehensive overview of workplace health and safety regulatory processes and standards.
Elective Courses (6-credits, choose two)
AH 3173 – Psychology of Workplace Safety
Knowledge of the human factors and behaviors that have an impact upon the safety performance of employees in the workplace, and intervention strategies to improve individual and organizational safety performance.
AH 3175 – Environmental Health (This is a Storrs, CT classroom only course.)
Course will focus on the environmental health consequences of exposure to toxic chemicals, food contaminants and radiation. Basic principles of toxicology will be discussed, followed by lectures on specific topics such as: cancer, occupational hazards, radiation, genetic bio monitoring, risk assessment techniques, risk/benefit analysis, social/legal aspects of regulating toxic chemicals, and other related topics.
AH 3270 – Fire and Security Management
Comprehensive overview of fire and security management in an occupational setting. Topics include principles of fire and security protection, the development of fire and security management systems to protect people and property, the application of measures to prevent fires and security breaches, the review of governmental and professional agencies and their roles, life safety for building occupants, crisis management, current risks and threats, and teaming to maximize fire safety, security and crisis response.
AH 3275 – Hazwoper* (This is a Storrs, CT classroom only course.)
Provides individuals the necessary knowledge and training to meet the criteria for certification recognized by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) in work activities related to hazardous waste sites and clean-up operations involving hazardous substances. Mandatory off-site field exercise required.
AH 3278 – Workers’ Compensation Law and Related Issues
Knowledge of state and federal workers' compensation laws, and the interrelationship of these laws with other laws; laws governing workplace injuries and practical considerations for handling of claims.
AH 3574 – Ergonomics
Knowledge and skills for achieving optimal relationships between humans and their work environment.
Please Note: Enrollment requirements vary. All courses are taught online except where noted.
*Course completion results in the awarding of a 40-hour HAZWOPER certificate.