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Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

College of Education and Professional Studies

Safety and Health Management

Welcome to the Safety and Health Management Program at Central Washington University.

Your future is secure as an Occupational Safety and Health (OS&H) Professional!

The SHM program at Central will prepare you for a rewarding career as a high demand OS&H professional. Our students have a near 100 percent job placement, with average entry-level salaries of $65,000 or more per year.

Most of our students are employed in Washington, Oregon, and California, with the majority working in construction, manufacturing, and insurance.


The Profession
OS&H professionals are essential members of every organization. Through hazard analysis and risk reduction, they create safe and healthy work settings in industries such as agriculture, petrochemical, government, construction, insurance, and many more. OS&H professionals use a variety of concepts and principles from diverse areas such as business administration, enforcement, engineering, health, risk management, and statistics to prevent harm to people, property, and the environment.


The Program
We offer one of the few, four-year OSH degrees on the West Coast. In the past five years we have more than tripled our enrollment; more than 100 students enroll each year. CWU annually graduates 36 industry-ready professionals, who become safety engineers, administrators, managers and directors.


The BS degree program in Safety and Health Management is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. ABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.

The BS degree also meets the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Qualified Academic Program (QAP) requirements. Our graduates are eligible to apply and secure the nationally recognized Graduate Safety Practitioner® (GSP®) designation upon graduation.

Advanced Facilities and Hands-on Learning
Your education will take place in a new, more than 6,000 square foot, state-of-the-art laboratory spaces, equipped with modern tools and technologies. Along with classroom instruction, you’ll receive hands-on experience with real world problems. Our students also gain valuable real-world career preparatory skills by participating in a paid 400+ hours of summer internship experience.


 

Fall 2016 SHM Newsletter!

 


Take a video tour of the SHM facilities at CWU:


 

Construction Project Safety Management Best Practices Handbook

 


Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

The following table shows the recent enrollment and graduation figures for the Bachelor of Science degree program in Safety and Health Management.

Academic Year Enrollment BS Degrees Awarded
2015 - 2016 68 TBA
2014 - 2015 64 30
2013 - 2014 74 33
2012 - 2013 66 31
2011 - 2012 42 17

 

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