Occupational safety and health professionals protect us from harm in the workplace. This can include anything from equipment to work culture to natural disasters and more.
A lot of work in the field is about prevention. When accidents do happen, occupational safety and health professionals use their expertise to identify the problem and develop plans to prevent accidents from happening again. Thanks to their efforts, people are able to return home from work healthy and whole, and employers can expect fewer losses from accidents.
Why Study Occupational Safety and Health?
It takes confidence and experience to recognize and control workplace safety. Illinois State is home to one of only 20 accredited safety programs in the nation. It's also the only one offered in Illinois.
We'll give you all the confidence and skills you need to be an effective leader in occupational safety and health.
Occupational safety and Health at Illinois State gives you plenty of hands-on experience. Many of the courses in occupational safety and health include a lab. You also get opportunities to take part in simulated drills and incident scenarios.
You can apply what you learn outside of the classroom. Our internship experience lets you choose from more than 130 employers. These include governmental agencies, consulting, manufacturing, agriculture, insurance, and construction. You'll work directly with professionals in the field, protecting people from harm in the workplace.
All the hands-on experience offered with our program mirrors what you'll be doing as a professional. Not only will you be well-prepared for your career, you'll also graduate from our program with a professional certification.