What you'll learn studying Construction Safety Management at UW-Platteville

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Industrial Studies is nationally recognized as a leader in the construction industry, especially for our focus on construction safety training. A minor will enhance your understanding of safety on the construction site. Construction safety courses focus on safety and risk management in construction, building and construction hazard control solutions, construction heavy equipment safety, and construction technical certifications. Plus, you’ll gain experience with industry-standard tools and techniques in our one-of-a-kind construction labs. You will also earn your OSHA 510 - Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry and up to 10 other industry certifications recognized throughout the U.S.

Review the degree requirements for the construction safety minor to learn more.

Are you interested in majoring in construction safety management?

Choose a construction management major with a construction safety management emphasis, the Construction Management major with an emphasis is recommended for anyone wanting to earn a degree in construction safety management.

Careers in Construction Safety Management

Construction personnel who focus on safety are generally responsible for developing, maintaining, and enforcing safety standards for construction sites. People who choose this career path are typically organized, observant, and rely on their communication skills to ensure safety standards and requirements are being met. 

Construction safety professionals also develop critical lifts plans, site specific safety plans, daily/weekly toolbox talks, and much more. With a degree in construction management with an emphasis in construction safety management, you will have the skills needed to be successful in your safety career. Training others on safety standards is also a common responsibility for safety professionals in construction roles. When potential safety concerns are identified, these professionals work to ensure remediation efforts address any problems and seek to avoid potential injuries and property damage, which can occur when safety standards are not upheld. 

Earning a construction safety degree or choosing to minor in this area of study can open the door to a variety of exciting careers in this field. Some of the potential roles you could pursue after completing the Construction Safety program at UW-Platteville include: 

  • Insurance consultant
  • Compliance officer
  • Construction safety manager
  • Construction site safety director
  • Corporate safety director
  • Safety consultant
  • Safety coordinator
  • Safety site superintendent
  • Safety trainer 

While people who choose this career path often work in the construction industry, you can also find construction/building safety personnel in the food industry and in industrial roles. In addition, government agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and private companies alike need skilled, safety-minded professionals to implement and manage safety programs for construction and building projects.

Discover by doing

Gain real-world knowledge and professional skills in the construction safety program at UW-Platteville. You’ll learn through hands-on projects, research, internships, university events, and other student-focused, experiential-learning opportunities.

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