Become a Health and Safety Leader
Gain the expertise you need in today's work environment by expanding your knowledge of current health and safety issues and regulations and learn to create and maintain a safer work environment. You will learn about the most current OSHA regulations and methods of compliance, as well as state-of-the-art emergency management techniques. Discover how to integrate employee health and safety into daily decision making, save organizational resources and contribute to enhanced employee performance.
What You’ll Learn
This program benefits safety directors and officers, environmental supervisors, union representatives, health and safety technicians, occupational health specialists/nurses, risk managers, compliance managers, plant or facilities managers, production supervisors, resource specialists and workers’ compensation specialists. You’ll learn how to:
- Examine the critical health and safety issues of private business, industry and government
- Establish and manage a proactive health and safety program
- Use regulations as tools to identify and control hazards
- Investigate causes of accidents when they occur so as to prevent them from happening again
What You’ll Get
Our program offers:
- UC-quality courses that are approved by the Public Service Committee of the Academic Senate at UC Davis
- One-on-one interaction with veteran safety professionals from a variety of industries
- Unique networking opportunities with instructors and fellow students that can help advance your career
- Class projects and case studies that provide dynamic, real-world training in emerging best practices and new health and safety theory
- Practical planning knowledge and regulatory updates that can be applied immediately to your job
3-Year Certificate Agreement
Thinking about earning your Workplace Health and Safety Manager Certificate? If you started the certificate by taking a core class after September 1, 2018, agree to complete the entire program in three years or less and we will cover the cost of your final course (up to a $675) and waive the $125 registration fee. Learn more.
- $64,590 is the average income for an Occupational Health and Safety Specialist (Glassdoor)
- Occupational health and safety jobs are expected to grow by 8% through 2026, which is on par with the national job growth rate (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- Top five states for occupational health and safety employment: Texas, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
You must complete 15.75 units of required core coursework with grades of “C” or better.
Course content is frequently revised to ensure that the program is up-to-date with the latest industry standards. For this reason, you must complete all of the course requirements of your certificate within five years from the day you enroll in the first course. A certificate will not be awarded if the requirements are not completed and your application for candidacy is not received within this timeframe.
For additional information about our enrollment policies, please click here.
- At Your Own Pace: Take individual courses for a total cost of $5,640, depending on when you enroll.
- A one-time, non-refundable registration fee of $125 must also be paid in order to receive your certificate.
- 3-year Accelerated Path: Agree to complete the entire program in three years or less and we will cover the cost of your final course (up to a $675) and waive the $125 registration fee. Learn more.
- Textbooks and parking are not included in the tuition fee.
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Ready to advance your career? Pick the option that best suits your needs and your lifestyle:
- Register. Fill out a brief certificate registration form. By doing so, you declare your intent to complete the program in 5 years or less, lock in program requirements and will be contacted by a program adviser who will work with you to map out your academic path.
- 3-year Accelerated Path. Fill out a brief form and you will be contacted by a program adviser who will work with you to map out your academic path. Agree to complete the program in three years or less, and the registration fee ($125) and the cost of your last course will be waived (up to a $675 value).
- Please note: the 3-year accelerated path option is only available to new students. If you have taken one or more courses towards the Workplace Health and Safety Manager Certificate Program, you will be required to cover the full cost of the program, and pay the $125 registration fee, in order to receive your certificate.
- Enroll in an individual course. Check out individual courses that are currently open for enrollment. Courses will be applied to the program if you later decide to complete your professional concentration.
- Sign up for an information session. Learn more about the program by enrolling in a free information session. If an information session for this program is not currently open for enrollment, click on “notify me,” and we’ll contact you when the next one becomes available.
Questions? We’re here to help. If you’ve got a question, email us or call (530) 757-8895.