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Environmental & Applied Technology

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Technician Certificate of Achievement

Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, there has been a steady increase in workplace injuries, illnesses, and death. California has the second-highest demand for Occupational Safety and Health technicians in the United States. OSH Technicians inspect workplaces, evaluate hazards, train employees, implement personal protective equipment programs, and help employers comply with safety regulations from local, state, and federal regulatory agencies. The EHSM program has developed a broad range of classes to ensure students have experience and in-depth understanding of safety inspections, air, noise, ventilation, radiological and biological testing, ergonomic services, and providing workplace illness and injury programs. We offer specialty courses in construction and laboratory safety. Students completing the Certificate of Achievement in OSH management will obtain jobs as an Occupational Safety and Health Technician, Environmental Safety and Health Technician, Safety Technician, Industrial Hygiene Technician, and Risk Manager.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Perform work-related functions according to current industry standards.
  • Assess and resolve work-related problems using current industry-specific tools and resources.
  • Communicate effectively to prospective clients, managers and coworkers in a workplace setting.
  • Abide by industry regulations regarding occupational health and safety, and/or environmental standards.

Certificate Requirements

EHSM-100Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Management4
EHSM-130Environmental & Occupational Health Effects of Hazardous Materials3
EHSM-135General Industry Safety Standards3
EHSM-200Hazardous Materials Management (HMM) Applications4
EHSM-201Introduction to Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health4
EHSM-205Safety and Risk Management Administration4
EHSM-230Hazwoper Certification3
List A
Select one of the following:3-4
Laboratory Safety Management
Construction Safety Standards
List B
Select one of the following:1-4
Cooperative Work Experience
EHS Field Applications
Total Units29-33

Certificate of Achievement

Students who complete the requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Technician. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.