Career Education in Occupational Safety and Health
In order to meet the needs of busy working professionals, many institutions offer online degrees in occupational safety and health. Distance learning programs are typically designed for professionals who wish to enhance their skills in designing, implementing, and evaluating public strategies for improving disease prevention.
Online degree programs serve the needs of students who, because of geographic or time constraints, would not be able to enroll in an on-campus program. Coursework is conducted online under the supervision of a properly qualified instructor. Students may be required to view videos and to participate in online discussions.
Certificates in Occupational Safety
Certificate programs, usually lasting only a few months, generally prepare practitioners in the field for national certification exams, such as the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) exam. A certificate course may also be useful to professionals in related fields, who want to learn relevant regulations, policies and acceptable practices. Often, employers will want to keep current with this information as a way of preventing unintentional violation of regulations.