Keene State College - Occupational Health Applied Science Program
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435
Working in the high-tech TDS (Technology, Design, and Safety) Center at KSC, students learn about health and safety in the workplace, compliance with safety and environmental regulations, human resource management, and jobsite leadership. Internships put classroom knowledge into action. Students may also elect the department’s honors program.
The course of study is hands-on, practical, and often on-site at places where people work, live, and play. Students look at the impact of accidents and develop strategies and use education and awareness to prevent and reduce them. By applying scientific and engineering principles, students analyze processes, equipment, products, facilities, and environments to make them as safe and healthy as possible. Students also gain an understanding of regulatory authorities that govern personal and environmental safety in industry and construction. They learn how to address with ethical dilemmas, management challenges, and professional responsibilities. They also discover how to work with OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), meet its compliance standards, and understand OSHA inspection procedures, citations, appeals, and the necessary record-keeping.
The Science of Keeping People Safe
A Bachelor’s Degree in Safety and Occupational Health Applied Science prepares students to protect the health and safety of workers in all kinds of situations. Designed to help students think critically, anticipate, identify, and prioritize hazards, the course of study emphasizes problem-solving, understanding cost effectiveness, developing professional and program management skills, and learning the full range of safety and environmental regulatory compliance. The program qualifies students for a range of occupational safety and health program management positions in the private and public sector.
Take Safety and Occupational Health Applied Science to Another Level – the Master of Science Program
The M.S. in Safety and Occupational Health Applied Science is designed for motivated students who are ready to engage in a personalized plan of study that shows they have the knowledge, skills and dispositions of seasoned professionals.