Sathyanarayanan Rajendran, PhD, CSP
Allen Sullivan, PhD
Michael Andler, senior lecturer
Pursuing the safety and health management (SHM) minor and certificate will provide a basic foundation for students to develop the skills necessary to promote a hazard-free work environment in many industries. Students will gain practical skills to identify and control workplace hazards, to prevent worker injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.
The SHM minor and certificate may be used in combination with many majors to enhance a student’s career opportunities and gain a competitive advantage in the job market. It is an excellent addition for students with majors in aviation management, biology, chemistry construction management, human resources management, industrial engineering technology, information technology and administration management, sociology, psychology, and public health. Job opportunities exist in all occupational settings, including construction, consulting, government, hospitals, insurance, risk management, manufacturing, and retail.
The SHM minor and certificate applications are accepted throughout the year, and typically the students start in the fall quarter. Any CWU student interested in improving their career opportunities can obtain the SHM minor and certificate. For details about the application procedures, contact the SHM program director Dr. Sathy Rajendran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students should complete the requirements for the minor and certificate with a 2.0 (on a scale of 4.0) as a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the coursework.
A minimum grade of “C” is required in each of the courses used to satisfy the SHM minor and certificate.
Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.
- Recognize the need to engage in life-long learning in a chosen professional career.
- Describe the fundamental aspects of safety and health management.
- Identify and apply standards, regulations, codes, and guidelines associated with the safety and health management discipline.
- Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and develop control strategies for hazardous conditions and work practices.
- Explain the purpose and operation of insurance.
- Develop a workplace emergency management plan.
- Design and evaluate an organization’s safety management system using ISO 45001.
- Complete safety management training by applying adult learning theories.
- Conduct an incident investigation and analysis.