Occupational Safety (OS) - Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety Education and Research Center

Occupational Safety (OS)

Katie Schofield, PhD, CSP, ARM, Program Director

The Occupational Safety (OS) Training Program prepares safety professionals to be ready to respond to employee and organizational safety needs in both small and large companies, within a wide range of public, private, and governmental entities.

The curriculum is an intensive training program focused on the application of established OSH principles to prevent, reduce or control a wide range of OSH hazards.  The curricula ensure that students obtain the skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to become occupational safety leaders. Required and elective courses focus on the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace hazards.

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) recognized the program as a Qualified Academic Program. 
A Qualified Academic Program (QAP) is an academic degree program in safety, health and/or environmental practices meeting BCSP standards for participation and whose curriculum has been reviewed as showing a substantial match with the Associate Safety Professional (ASP).  Graduates receive the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation.

OS trainees will fulfill the requirements for the MEHS program in addition to core training with epidemiological, research, public health, occupational disparity, and interdisciplinary perspectives, and will be granted a MEHS degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth upon completion of training program requirements.