occupational safety at Montana TEch

Safety Health and Industrial Hygiene

SHIH FacultyMontana 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.


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.