Skip to main content

Certificate in Environmental, Occupational Safety, & Health

This program will provide you with the technical and professional knowledge and skills required to improve health and safety practices in the workplace. The program is designed to increase your knowledge and expertise in the field of occupational safety and health. Enrollment in a degree program is not required for enrollment in the certificate program. However, if you are interested in pursuing a degree you may apply the credits earned through this certificate program to selected baccalaureate degree programs.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Required Courses (12 credits)

TLM 215 Hazardous Materials Safety Management
TLM 275 Principles of Industrial Hygiene
TLM 357 Occupational Safety and Health Regulatory Issues
TLM 457 Workplace Safety and Health

Electives (6 credits)

TLM 241 Introduction to Environmental Studies
TLM 242 Introduction to Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
TLM 325 Methods and Materials of Occupational Safety & Health Education
TLM 328 Ergonomics
TLM 411 ISO 14000 Series of International Environmental Standards
PLS 250 Workers’ Compensation
Course Descriptions

TLM 215 – Hazardous Materials Safety Management
Acquaints the student with hazardous materials technology regulations and safe chemical handling techniques. Students will study the environmental and occupational health effects and hazards associated with exposure to industrial chemicals, contaminants, and medical waste. Helps the student to develop a formal safety program for hazardous materials. (3 credits)

TLM 275 – Principles of Industrial Hygiene
Introduces the student to the fundamentals of industrial hygiene and focuses on problems concerning industrial health, hygiene, sanitation, and the recognition and control of respective hazards. Includes the recognition, evaluation, and control of hazardous materials commonly found in the workplace. These will include solvents, particulates, noise, and radiation, and they will be related to C.F.R. 1910, subparts G and Z. (3 credits)

TLM 357 – Occupational Safety and Health Regulatory Issues
Students will develop an awareness of the historical events in occupational safety and health that led to the current regulatory process. They will identify health and safety concerns in previous jobs and present a proposal to correct the situation(s). The proposal will identify the hazard, methods to measure and contain the risk or hazard, and discuss cost of implementing the proposal and the cost of injury and illness to workers. (3 credits)

TLM 457 – Workplace Safety and Health Management
Topics include: job safety analysis, plant inspection, accident investigation, safety education, and training. Special emphasis is placed on an introduction to the OSHA program and its application to industry. (3 credits)

TLM 241 – Introduction to Environmental Studies
Provides the student with a foundation in environmental management practices, including the laws and regulations, best management practices for environmental leadership, and compliance. Issues include: solid and hazardous waste management, emergency preparedness, clean water, clean air, pollution prevention, energy conservation, and other applicable laws and regulations. (3 credits)

TLM 242 – Introduction to Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
Provides a basic understanding of the issues and opportunities for workers to engage in activities in the field of solid hazardous waste, with a special emphasis on local environmental issues. Topics include: landfill management, RCRA requirements, OSHA training, compliance monitoring, pollution prevention, environmental auditing, conducting a site assessment, dispute resolution, ISO 14000, and business and employment opportunities in the field of solid and hazardous waste. (3 credits)

TLM 325 – Methods and Materials of Occupational Safety and Health Education Provides program development skills to those responsible for developing occupational safety and health education. Students will learn how to conduct needs assessments, set learner outcome goals, develop learning objectives, and program evaluation. Includes topics relative to in-house training principles and development as well as adult learning style theory. Students will become familiar with the availability of consultation, reference sources, and program resources. (3 credits)

TLM 328 – Ergonomics
Provides a comprehensive overview to solve two complex occupational problems: cumulative trauma disorders (CTD) of the upper extremity and manual materials handling (MMH). Almost every occupational setting requires individuals to use their upper extremities and involves some form of materials handling. The objectives are to teach participants to recognize and evaluate the problem and then solve it through ergonomics, design, work practices, and engineering/ administrative controls. The overall focus will be on injury control, job evaluation and design. (3 credits)

TLM 411 – ISO 14000 Series of International Environmental Standards
Review of the ISO 14000 series of standards which are being developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Topics will include background and scope of ISO 14000 and its subparts, business implications, the economic and market benefits, ISO registration and auditing standards, domestic and international implications. (3 credits)

PLS 250 – Workers’ Compensation
Examines the historical development, social theory, and operation of workers’ compensation statutes, including compensability of injuries caused by accidents arising out of and in the course of employment, benefits payable, categories of risks, limitation of common-law rights and procedures.
(3 credits) Alternate Fall

Faculty