Grand Valley State University offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in occupational safety and health management (OSHM). The degree provides students with the proper balance of safety management and scientific training required in the safety field.
OSHM prepares students for entry level positions within safety and permits them to select their career based on the industry in which they wish to work. The following are examples of industry sectors that hire OSH professionals: manufacturing, insurance, and chemical, government, petroleum, service or pharmaceutical industries.
Students study a variety of topics that include:
Job opportunities exist in all occupational settings, including:
“The OSHM program has been a great learning experience for students, allowing them to go out in the field to visit different sites and actually observe workplace hazards and their solutions, and to work hands-on with different monitoring equipment. The connections I've made through the opportunities to attend multiple safety conferences and through my internship have also proved beneficial.”