Eastern Kentucky University Adds New Occupational Safety Concentration to Online Master's Program

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Beginning this summer, Eastern Kentucky University will add a new concentration in Occupational Safety to its online Master of Science in Loss Prevention & Safety degree program. The concentration is comprised of four courses, 12 credit hours, which can be added as a focus within the larger degree program or taken as a certificate for students who are not ready to pursue the full degree, but want the benefits of additional occupational safety education. Classes for both the concentration and certificate begin May 21, 2007.

Beginning this summer, Eastern Kentucky University will add a new concentration in Occupational Safety to its online Master of Science in Loss Prevention & Safety degree program. The concentration is comprised of four courses, 12 credit hours, which can be added as a focus within the larger degree program or taken as a certificate for students who are not ready to pursue the full degree, but want the benefits of additional occupational safety education. Classes for both the concentration and certificate begin May 21, 2007.

"Due to expressed interest from professionals in these fields, EKU is now offering an online graduate degree with options for certificates and concentrations," said Online Program Director Dr. Tom Schneid. "The College of Justice & Safety has a national reputation in areas that comprise homeland security, emergency response, fire protection, security, emergency medicine and occupational safety."

Because the Occupational Safety option is comprised of specialty courses, the concentration will have a limited enrollment period restricted to application dates during the summer term. Application deadlines for the first intake for the Occupational Safety certificate and concentration are April 27, 2007 and June 8, 2007. Students missing these deadlines will have to wait until the Summer 2008 term to begin this track.

The four-course certificate or concentration in Occupational Safety is comprised of:

SSE 828 Industrial Safety Management - Investigation and analysis of hazard control principles relating to the management of personnel, facilities, and equipment, including control procedures, work-task analysis, risk identification and countermeasures, safety training, and pertinent safety management techniques.

SSE 832 Construction Safety - Introduction/analysis of general construction safety utilizing the key components of 29 CFR 1926. Included in this study will be general safety & health provisions of OSH Act and a review of the various subparts of 29 CFR 1926.

SSE 834 Corporate Compliance - The assessment, analysis and development of safety, emergency management, security and environmental compliance programs. This course will address the regulatory requirements and best business practices for each of the compliance areas.    

SSE 845 Personal/Environmental Hazards - Analysis and investigation of hazard and threat control principles relating to personal and environmental risks within the workplace. Investigation techniques, inspection methodologies, management techniques, and prevention programs essential to the manager within the safety, fire, and security functions are emphasized.

EKU's department of Loss Prevention & Safety is world renowned and offers the nation's only completely online Master of Science degree in Loss Prevention & Safety. This program is designed to meet the needs of today's working professionals in loss prevention, safety management, security, fire protection and administration, homeland security, risk management, and occupational health and safety.

For more information about the Master of Science in Loss Prevention & Safety online program, contact an Eastern Kentucky University enrollment advisor at 1-866-277-9878 or visit the program Web site, http://safetymanagement.eku.edu.

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