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Environmental Health & Safety

20-623-14 Certificate (C) 15 Credits Not Financial Aid Eligible Locations*: Appleton, Oshkosh

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

Environmental health and occupational safety have an important impact on business and industry. In this program, you will learn about regulatory standards and the inspection process. You’ll also learn about the prevention of risk factors in the workplace, as well as accident investigation and reporting. As part of your training, you will complete a series of simulated reports and policies to prepare you for entry-level work in this interesting field.


Course Title
Course Number
Safety Management
Provides an introduction to occupational health and safety management principles. Topics include a history into safety and health management, ethics, interpersonal dynamics, prevention, response, and promoting safety in the work place. This course reviews the role a safety and health coordinator has in today’s workplace.
Regulatory Compliance
Provides the student with an introduction of the federal and state standards that apply to safety and health. The focus will be on how to research and respond to regulatory standards. Using on-line and off-line resources, the student will respond to a series of selected questions about regulatory compliance.
Accident Investigation
Reviews the practices needed to conduct an effective and thorough accident investigation and prepare a comprehensive accident report. The student will learn to interview witnesses, prepare a site drawing, and gather appropriate visual evidence. In a simulated scenario, the student will prepare a comprehensive report on the incident.
Provides the student with an understanding of human engineering. The course will cover the methods to control repetitive motion injuries, office design, and the concept of ease and efficiency for industrial workers. Workstation design in the office and assembly line operations are a part of the class.
Environmental Laws & Regulations in Industry
Provides an overview of regulatory agencies at the local, state and federal levels that apply in an industrial setting. Coursework includes interpreting and applying laws, regulations, inspection programs and potential fines. It also addresses the development of resources to aid in regulatory compliance.

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