Minor in Occupational Safety

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Occupational Safety Minor Overview

The protection of workers and properties is a significant part of every supervisor, manager, and organization’s responsibility, regardless of career field.

The minor in Occupational Safety assists students in various majors to be able to recognize hazards and come up with the best control measures to protect people, property and the environment we live in. This minor would enhance a student’s resume, career options and assist their competitive edge.

Department of Construction Science and Organizational Leadership

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Occupational Safety Minor Curriculum

A minor in Occupational Safety can be completed in five courses.

Sample Courses

  • OLS 33600 Fundamentals of Risk Assessment & Management
  • OLS 42100 Psychology & Sociology of Safety

Occupational Safety Minor Course of Study

Occupational Safety Minor Highlights

Safety is a growing field! “Employment of occupational health and safety specialists and technicians is projected to grow 8% from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations.” (BLS, 2018)

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Occupational Safety Minor Outcomes

The occupational safety minor is a great addition to any major. This minor helps build the necessary skills for a safety-related career.

Organizational Leadership and Supervision major graduates who enter into the safety field earn an average starting salary of $56,857 (Data from Purdue Alumni).

Occupational Safety Minor Career Paths

  • Inspection/Audits
  • Fire Protection
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Health Hazard Control

Occupational Safety Minor Employers

  • Arcelor Mittal
  • Indiana Department of Environmental Management
  • General Motors Company
  • Indiana OSHA
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Earn a Minor in Occupational Safety at PNW

Purdue University Northwest’s minor in occupational safety enhances your resume and career options by providing you with a competitive edge in the job market.

To see how a minor in occupational safety from PNW opens doors, from the office to the job site, take the next step today!

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