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Safety

In the Safety Program at Illinois State University we prepare our students to serve as competent safety professionals by developing the skill set and intellectual confidence needed to support critical recognition and control of workplace safety and health hazards. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating extraordinary learning opportunities for our students that are based upon a foundation in the sciences and emphasize the technical, managerial, and ethical aspects of safety and health.

It is the mission of the faculty in the undergraduate Safety program at Illinois State University (ISU) to prepare students to serve as competent safety professionals by developing the skill set and intellectual confidence needed to support critical recognition and control of workplace safety and health hazards. All program resources and energies are devoted to creating extraordinary learning opportunities for students that are based upon a foundation in the sciences and emphasize the technical, managerial, and ethical aspects of safety and health.

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Safety, a graduate will have demonstrated the ability to:

Diagnose workplace safety and health exposures with the technological competency and prescience of a professional.

  • Recognize existing hazards to people, property and the environment
  • Anticipate potential hazards to people, property and the environment
  • Evaluate existing and potential hazards to people, property and the environment with respect to risk and regulatory requirements
  • Develop strategies to control potential and existing hazards to people, property and the environment to achieve acceptable levels of risk or meet regulatory requirements

Advocate for effective loss prevention and control programs to all stakeholders within an organization

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of loss prevention and control programs, including engineering and behavioral strategies
  • Develop effective loss prevention and control programs, including engineering and behavioral strategies
  • Manage and communicate safety, health and environmental information to stakeholders

Function as a contributing member of a professional organization, through a commitment to ethical service and continued professional growth.

  • Acknowledge the standards of professional conduct that are published by professional safety organizations and/or certification bodies
  • Pursue ongoing growth activities within the safety professional community

More information about the profession and career options can be found in The Career Guide to the Safety Profession.

 

Accredited Certifications

Our graduates are also successful in attaining professional certification. Professional certification in safety practice is associated with advancement and salary increases. While there are more than 200 credentials and certifications available in various aspects of safety, health and environmental practice, only about a dozen of these are nationally accredited.

As you work hard preparing for a rewarding career in safety and health, the faculty, staff and advising team in the Safety Program are working hard to ensure that your academic experience at Illinois State University is equally as meaningful and rewarding!

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