Welcome to the Safety and Health Management Program at Central Washington University. The program prepares excellent occupational safety and health professionals.
Occupational safety and health (OS&H) professionals are essential members of any organization. Through hazard analysis and risk reduction, they create healthy work settings for companies in industries such as agriculture, petrochemical, government, construction, insurance, manufacturing, mining, services, and transportation. OS&H professionals use the concepts and principles of business management, chemistry, enforcement, engineering, health, industrial hygiene, mathematics, physics, physiology, psychology, risk management, and statistics in the workplace to prevent harm to people, property, and the environment.
A 2011 National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) assessment of the OS&H workforce found that employers expect to hire more than 25,000 OS&H professionals during the next 10 years. In January 2012, annual wages of OS&H specialists were around $72,000, with entry-level salaries of around $50,000. A salary survey by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) determined the average salary of an employee with a four-year OS&H management degree was $74,630. O&SH professionals are geared toward protecting human lives, which provides tremendous job satisfaction. The BCSP survey also found that 90 percent of workers were either satisfied or very satisfied with their careers. It is a career that makes a difference in our society.
The following table shows the recent enrollment and graduation figures for the Bachelor of Science degree program in Safety and Health Management.
*Decline in enrollment was because the program capped enrollment for new majors at 24 students per year. Starting fall 2015 the enrollment cap has been increased to 36 students per year.
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