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Safety & Health Specialist Certificate Program

 

 

 

7 Safety & Health Certificates have been created to offer formal training for individuals looking for solid grounding in OSHA regulatory compliance requirements and the complex occupational health issues that confront businesses today.

Core courses provide a foundation in the fundamentals of occupational safety and health. Elective courses enable students to design a program that addresses the specialized needs of their workplace.

Graduates receive a certificate that is helpful in demonstrating skills and knowledge for current jobs, promotions, or career changes. Certificate graduates also receive discounts on other Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center classes.

Companies that employ graduates obtain safety specialists who understand accident prevention techniques, which can reduce lost-time injuries, fines, and citations; and who can provide a cost-effective answer to regulatory requirements.

Our program has been designed by seasoned safety and health professionals.

 

Safety and Health Certificates

  • Occupational Hygiene Awareness Certificate
    Our new Occupational Hygiene Awareness Certificate is for individuals interested in industrial hygiene. This course of studies is essential for those new to the occupational health and safety field, who have been assigned duties in worker health and who have industrial hygiene technician responsibilities. The purpose of this certificate is to provide a basic framework for exposure assessment and control methods and OSHA regulations.
  • Construction Safety & Health Specialist Certificate
    The purpose of this certificate is to provide a grounding in regulations relevant to the construction industry for advanced health and safety practitioners. This coursework prepares professionals to become authorized OSHA Outreach Trainers for OSHA 10- and 30-hour Construction Safety training. Applicants must have a least five years of construction safety experience.
  • General Industry Safety & Health Specialist Certificate
    The purpose of this certificate is to provide a grounding in regulations relevant to general industry for advanced safety and health practitioners. This coursework prepares professionals to become authorized OSHA Outreach Trainers for OSHA 10- and 30-hour General Safety training. Applicants must have at least five years of general industry safety experience.
  • Safety & Health Leadership Certificate: Construction
    This certificate is intended for those with supervisory or leadership responsibilities in the construction industry. It provides general information on the health and safety regulatory framework in construction. No experience required.
  • Safety & Health Leadership Certificate: General Industry
    This certificate program provides information on the health and safety regulatory framework for those with supervisory or leadership responsibilities in the general industry sector. No experience required.
  • Maritime Safety & Health Specialist Certificate
    Our new Maritime Safety & Health Specialist Certificate is for those with three years industry experience in ship repairing, shipbuilding, shipbreaking, marine terminals, or longshoring AND at least two years of occupational safety and health experience in any industry. This certificate prepares participants to become authorized OSHA Maritime Safety and Health Trainers for the 10- and 30-hour courses for Shipyards, Marine Terminals, or Longshore operations.
  • Disaster Site Worker Safety & Health Specialist Certificate
    The purpose of this certificate is to provide basic regulatory information for disaster site responders or people responsible for disaster site management.

    An applicant must be a current OSHA Construction or General Industry Trainer, have three years of safety and health training experience, and have completed the 40-hour HAZWOPER course.

    Because the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is often involved in disaster response activities, three FEMA courses are required for this certificate. These courses are short, free, and available on-line (fema.gov/IS/NIMS.aspx). They may completed at any time. Email the FEMA course completion certificates to ce@uw.edu and we will apply them to your certificate record. In addition, this certificate requires documentation of a current First Aid/CPR card, which can be obtained through the Red Cross (www.redcross.org/take-a-class) or 1-800-RED-CROSS). Please email us a copy of your current First Aid/CPR card to apply to your certificate record.

You may apply for more than one certificate. Core courses that have already been completed for another certificate do not need to be repeated. However, electives cannot be counted toward more than one certificate.

You are allowed to take up to two OSHA-numbered courses applicable to your certificate from other OSHA Education Centers. The courses must be taken within the three year application deadline and our office must receive a copy of your course completion certificate in order for you to receive credit towards your transcript.

For more information about the certificate program, please contact the OSHA Education Center at (206) 685-3089 or (800) 326-7568. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you determine if the certificate program is for you.