Honolulu Community College - University of Hawaii - Occupational & Environmental Safety Management
874 Dillingham Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96817
The Occupational & Environmental Safety Management program's mission is to:
• Provide the community with affordable, flexible, and up-to-date training on occupational and environmental safety and health.
• Promote workplace health & safety and environmental protection through education and training.
Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health is a growing field.
• An October 2011 report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Center for Disease Control and Prevention, predicted a shortage of trained safety and health professionals to fill the demand during the next five years.
• A study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that employment of safety & health practitioners should increase nine percent during the 2006 - 2016 decade.
• The 2010 CNN Money magazine ranked the safety and health profession number twenty-two in its article "The 50 Best Jobs in America".
The two-year OESM program is designed to provide practical training in occupational and environmental safety and health. The curriculum offers a broad background on safety and health program administration, workplace hazard recognition/evaluation/control, emergency preparedness, workers' compensation principles, hazardous chemical risk assessment, and environmental management. Besides an Associate Degree, the program offers a Certificate of Achievement in OESM.
Graduates from the OESM program are qualified to work as occupational safety and health inspectors, safety officers, and environmental technicians in governmental agencies and private industries including construction, healthcare, utilities, transportation, environmental management, insurance, education, etc.
Job placement opportunities are announced throughout the year.