Occupational health and safety specialists and technicians ensure that workplaces are safe and healthy for employees, the environment and the general public. Learn more about the field and how you can get started in it.
Despite earning an industrial hygiene degree in her home country of Thailand, Vicky Udomvaranon had never worked in health and safety—that is until six years later when she found herself stepping into the role of health, safety and environment specialist for her company. Her research for health and safety training courses led her to UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Workplace Health and Safety Manager Certificate Program.
Is your remote workspace working for you? Regardless of how long you’ve been telecommuting, creating an ergonomic workstation is essential for your health and your productivity. Ergonomics in the Workplace instructor and founder of OneErgoNet.com, Susan Tingley, has three steps for creating an ergonomic workspace at home.
Bret Gwaltney worked for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for over 30 years, holding progressively responsible positions in health and safety. He served as a team leader, technical advisor and trainer for many investigations involving employees, third parties, fatalities and major property losses. In addition, Bret has 15 years of experience as a senior safety and health consultant specializing in companies with large unions. Now semi-retired, Bret spends his time traveling and teaching fellow health and safety professionals.
Moving across an ocean is daunting enough, but starting a new career in a new country was a task Carmel Gacho was more than capable of undertaking. Keeping her interest in health and safety in mind, a schoolmate from Manila recommended she take the Workplace Health and Safety Manager Certificate Program to help jump start her career here in the U.S.
Karen Meistas has worked in the construction industry for 25 years. After a workplace accident and a meeting with an OSHA consultant, she decided to pursue an education in health and safety with CPE's Workplace Health and Safety Manager Certificate Program.
Like many employees today, Juan Viña was accustomed to taking on extra responsibilities at work. But when his supervisor asked him to assume the role of safety manager for his job site, he felt he needed help getting up to speed on his new position. So he enrolled in UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education's Workplace Health and Safety Manager Certificate Program.