occupational safety at Montana TEch

Safety Health and Industrial Hygiene

Safety Health and Industrial Hygiene StudentsMontana Tech's Safety, Health and Industrial Hygiene Department serves students by supplying knowledge and research opportunities that provide high quality, accessible, science and technology curricula with program educational objectives focused on preparing students for successful safety and health careers.

Degrees

The Safety, Health, & Industrial Hygiene Department offers four degree programs:

*Accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission (ASAC) of ABET (http://www.abet.org) and receive funding from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Degree Recognition

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recognizes the quality of Montana Tech’s ASAC/ABET-accredited programs by providing funds for scholarships, travel, and faculty development through a Training Project Grant. Students pursing a Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Occupational Safety Health (OSH) or a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene are eligible for the funds.

ASAC/ABET accreditation sets the global standard for programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. With ASAC/ABET accreditation, students, employers, and the society can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

Sought worldwide, ASAC/ABET's  voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance. ASAC/ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals designated the B.S. degree in OSH as a Qualified Academic Program. Graduates of the B.S. in OSH are eligible for the Graduate Safety Practitioner professional credential.

 

B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health

During the first few years after graduating, OSH graduates are expected to attain the following:

  1. Establish a firm foundation for an OSH-related career during their first four years after graduating.
  2. Use their education to competently provide OSH services appropriate to their employment.
  3. Act professionally by engaging in career development, recognizing ethical responsibilities, supporting the profession, and being an informed and involved member of their community.
Student Outcomes

The OSH degree is structured to produce graduates with the abilities to do the following:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and applied science.
  2. Design and conduct common experiments, and analyze and interpret data.
  3. Formulate or design a system or program to meet desired needs.
  4. Function effectively on multidisciplinary teams.
  5. Identify and solve applied science problems.
  6. Know and apply ethical standards applicable to the practice of occupational safety and health.
  7. Communicate effectively.
  8. Understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context.
  9. Recognize the need for and have the ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. Know contemporary issues.
  11. Use the techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for the professional practice of OSH.
  12. Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and develop control strategies for hazardous conditions and work practices.
  13. Apply business and risk management concepts.
  14. Understand industrial hygiene, environmental science, and hazardous materials management.
  15. Understand fundamentals of industrial safety, fire science, and emergency management.
  16. Understand occupational ergonomics.
  17. Design and evaluate programs applicable to industrial safety, health, and environment.
  18. Develop applicable employee training programs using adult learning theory and understanding of training methodology.
  19. Identify and apply applicable standards, regulations, and codes.
  20. Conduct investigations of harmful incidents, analyze causation, and identify appropriate system improvements.
  21. Apply principles of OSH in a non-academic setting through an internship or supervised experience.
 

M.S. in Industrial Hygiene On-Campus Program

During the first few years after graduating, IH graduates are expected to attain the following:

  1. Establish their IH-related careers throughout the first four years after graduating.
  2. Use their education to competently provide IH services appropriate to their employment.
  3. Act professionally by engaging in career development, recognizing ethical responsibilities, supporting the profession, and being an informed and involved member of their community.

Student Outcomes:

The M.S. in Industrial Hygiene On-Campus degree is structured to produce graduates with the abilities to do the following:

  1. Abilities to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and applied sciences;
  2. Abilities to design and conduct common experiments and analyze and interpret data;
  3. Abilities to formulate or design a system, process or program to meet desired needs;
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  5. An ability to identify and solve applied science problems, including advanced qualitative and quantitative problems;
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities related to the IH profession;
  7. An ability to communicate effectively;
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context;
  9. Ability to recognize the need for and have the ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. Abilities to use techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for the practice of IH;
  12. The ability to complete a project or research activity resulting in a report that demonstrates mastery of the subject matter and a high level of communication skills;
  13. The abilities to identify agents, factors and stresses generated by and/or associated with defined sources, unit operations, and processes;
  14. The ability to describe qualitative and quantitative aspects of generation of agents, factors, and stresses;
  15. The abilities to understand the physiological and/or toxicological interactions of the physical, chemical, biological and ergonomic agents , factors, and/or stressors with the human body;
  16. The ability to assess qualitative and quantitative aspects of exposure assessment, dose-response, and risk characterization based on applicable pathways and modes of entry;
  17. The ability to calculate, interpret and apply statistical and epidemiological data;
  18. Abilities to recommend and evaluate engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment controls and/or other interventions to reduce or eliminate hazards;
  19. The ability to demonstrate an understanding of applicable business and managerial practices;
  20. Abilities to interpret and apply applicable occupational and environmental regulations;
  21. An understanding of fundamental aspects of safety and environmental health;
 

M.S.in Industrial Hygiene Distance Learning/Professional Track Program

During the first few years after graduating, IH graduates are expected to attain the following:

  1. Be prepared to enhance their IH-related careers throughout the first four years after graduating.
  2. Use their education to expand their professional competence to provide IH services appropriate to their employment.
  3. Act professionally by engaging in career development, recognizing ethical responsibilities, supporting the profession, and being an informed and involved member of their community.

Student Outcomes:

The M.S.in Industrial Hygiene Distance Learning/Professional Track degree is structured to produce graduates with the abilities to do the following:

  1. Abilities to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and applied sciences;
  2. Abilities to design and conduct common experiments and analyze and interpret data;
  3. Abilities to formulate or design a system, process or program to meet desired needs;
  4. An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;
  5. An ability to identify and solve applied science problems, including advanced qualitative and quantitative problems;
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities related to the IH profession;
  7. An ability to communicate effectively;
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of solutions in a global and societal context;
  9. Ability to recognize the need for and have the ability to engage in life-long learning;
  10. Knowledge of contemporary issues;
  11. Abilities to use techniques, skills, and modern scientific and technical tools necessary for the practice of IH;
  12. The ability to complete a project or research activity resulting in a report that demonstrates mastery of the subject matter and a high level of communication skills;
  13. The abilities to identify agents, factors and stresses generated by and/or associated with defined sources, unit operations, and processes;
  14. The ability to describe qualitative and quantitative aspects of generation of agents, factors, and stresses;
  15. The abilities to understand the physiological and/or toxicological interactions of the physical, chemical, biological and ergonomic agents , factors, and/or stressors with the human body;
  16. The ability to assess qualitative and quantitative aspects of exposure assessment, dose-response, and risk characterization based on applicable pathways and modes of entry;
  17. The ability to calculate, interpret and apply statistical and epidemiological data;
  18. Abilities to recommend and evaluate engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment controls and/or other interventions to reduce or eliminate hazards;
  19. The ability to demonstrate an understanding of applicable business and managerial practices;
  20. Abilities to interpret and apply applicable occupational and environmental regulations;
  21. An understanding of fundamental aspects of safety and environmental health.
 

Bachelor of Science, Applied Health & Safety Science

Enrollment data for the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health can be found at www.mtech.edu/about/institutional-research/enrollment.html.

Bachelor of Science, Occupational Safety and Health

Graduation data for the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health can be found at mtech.edu/about/institutional-research/graduates.html.

Master of Science, Industrial Hygiene

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