The University of Alabama Announces Online Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health and Safety Management

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The University of Alabama has recently added a new online certificate program through the College of Human Environmental Sciences. The new Graduate Certificate program is a unique addition to the many distance education programs offered through The University of Alabama. This program will provide highly sought certification to those who aspire to be managers of Environmental Health and Safety Management programs and may require the flexibility of an online option.

The Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health and Safety Management (EHSM) is designed to assist those who currently hold a managerial position responsible for preventing workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities and want to gain advanced credentials in their field. For those professionals whose careers are transitioning from practitioner to technical manager, this program will help to facilitate that transition.

Individuals seeking certification in EHSM tend to work in specialized disciplines within the field and are employed primarily by large businesses and government organizations or they are seeking management opportunities in this growing field. These areas of specialization include but are not limited to: safety engineering, industrial hygiene, health physics, ergonomics, risk management for workers compensation insurance, and hazardous materials control.

Professionals who wish to advance in this field will find this program to be an invaluable asset to achieving their goals.

“I see the new Environmental Health and Safety Management graduate program at The University of Alabama as the ideal educational opportunity for those EHSM professionals with managerial responsibilities,” says Dr. Bill Weems, Director Emeritus, Division of Environmental and Industrial Programs, College of Continuing Studies, The University of Alabama. “The fact that the entire program is offered online is particularly attractive to working professionals.”

Those who complete the program and receive certification will be able to:

-Apply general management concepts and principles to EHSM functions.

    -Demonstrate understanding of EHSM regulations and methods of compliance.
    -Evaluate organizational culture as it relates to safety and health performance.
    -Design and implement effective safety and health training.
    -Demonstrate creative problem solving concerning EHSM issues.
    -Demonstrate effective conflict resolution skills involving EHSM issues.

For more information about the Graduate Certificate in Environmental Health and Safety Management, please visit The University of Alabama’s website at http://www.BamaByDistance.ua.edu.

If you need further assistance or have additional questions, please contact the Academic Outreach Student Services office at 1-800-467-0227 or by e-mail at nsmith(at)ccs(dot)ua(dot)edu.

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