Earn your safety degree online. The Board of Certified Safety Professionals recognizes Columbia Southern University’s bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in occupational safety and health as Qualified Academic Programs. QAP graduates may apply for the Graduate Safety Practitioner® designation. This designation eliminates the need to sit for the ASP® exam prior to becoming a Certified Safety Professional®.
Safety+Health spoke with Melissa Black, president of consulting firm MsR3 LLC and an adjunct professor in occupational safety and health at Orange Beach, AL-based Columbia Southern University, to get her thoughts on what’s new in the fall protection field, how workers can avoid misuse and how workers can best stay safe.
OSHA estimates that 5 million workers in 1.3 million workplaces are required to wear respirators. These devices protect workers from “insufficient oxygen environments, harmful dusts, fogs, smokes, mists, gases, vapors and sprays,” the agency notes, adding that compliance with its Respiratory Protection Standard “could avert hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses annually.”
Columbia Southern University’s occupational safety and health degree programs provide students with a current and relevant curriculum that meets the educational requirements mandated by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Taught by experienced experts, graduates are equipped with the knowledge to lead the occupational safety and health efforts of organizations.
Approved by BCSP, Columbia Southern University’s online occupational safety and health degree programs provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of workplace safety. CSU’s online degree programs are taught by today’s safety industry leaders. Our professors are well-versed in the safety industry and know what it takes to succeed in a safety career.
The Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health degree from CSU will provide students with a relevant and current curriculum that includes opportunities for students to demonstrate knowledge in safety and health practices and technology necessary to lead the occupational safety and health efforts of organizations.
Columbia Southern University offers flexible online continuing education courses for safety specialists interested in taking the next step in their career. Earn CEUs while covering relevant topics, including construction safety, OSHA policies and industrial hygiene. Or, prepare for the ASP and CPE exams. Learn more about our online safety degrees, workshops and CEU offerings.