Occupational Safety

The Occupational Safety bachelor’s degree program at Eastern Kentucky University prepares you for the varied careers available in the safety and health field.  It will provide you with a broad knowledge of all the issues faced by safety professionals. 

There are several bonuses to completing the program:

  • Curriculum also fulfills the requirements for a minor in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology (you must declare a minor if Fire and Safety Engineering Technology to realize this benefit).
  • Graduates are qualified for the Institute of Safety and Health Management’s Associate Safety Health Manager (ASHM) designation.*

This will help make you a more well-rounded, and marketable, safety professional.

*Certification is contingent upon completion of the application package, approval by the review committee, and payment of the appropriate fees.  Find out more about the Institute for Safety and Health Management.

Course Topics

As a student in the Occupational Safety bachelor’s degree program, you will learn about every aspect of a career in safety.  Course materials cover everything from OSHA inspections and employee training to workers compensation and auditing. 
Course topics include:

  • Hazardous Materials
  • Construction Safety
  • Legal Aspects of Fire and Safety
  • Safety and Health Program Management

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Faculty

Faculty members in the fire and safety degree programs are nationally and internationally known for their teaching, research and dedication to the fire and safety fields.  However, perhaps most importantly, the professors are especially dedicated to student success and are involved in every aspect of fire and safety.

They are active in a number of professional organizations including:

  • National Association of Fire Investigators
  • International Association of Fire Chiefs
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • International Society of Fire Service Instructors
  • International Association of Arson Investigators

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