What you'll learn studying Occupational Safety at UW-Platteville 

The Department of Industrial Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is nationally recognized as a leader in the construction and manufacturing industries, especially for our focus on safety management. 

As an occupational safety degree program graduate, you will be prepared to work within industry, government, and insurance. In our Occupational Safety program, you’ll learn about topics such as safety policies and law, personal protective equipment, safety data sheets, fire protection, and ergonomics. 

The occupational safety management minor is invaluable for any student. Although occupational safety courses focus primarily on safety practices in manufacturing and construction, every organization desires a safe environment for its employees and customers. 

Review the degree requirements for the occupational safety management minor.

Careers in Occupational Safety 

The occupational safety field focuses on the creation of work environments where employees can feel safe. By implementing and enforcing appropriate safety standards, occupational safety professionals seek to reduce or eliminate incidents of workplace injuries, illnesses, and fatalities. 

With an occupational safety degree, you will be prepared for a variety of exciting and rewarding careers. Some of the roles our graduates have chosen include:

  • Building inspector
  • Construction inspector
  • Environmental science and protection technician
  • Environmental scientist
  • Fire inspector
  • Injury prevention specialist
  • Safety coordinator
  • Safety engineer
  • Safety trainer

Employers across industry lines must adhere to safety requirements for their workers and customers. Whether you want to work in healthcare, construction, engineering, environmental science, or another industry, studying occupational safety will prepare you to help employers understand and adhere to all applicable safety standards.

Discover by doing

At UW-Platteville, we believe experiential learning is the best way to bridge your education with your future career. In addition to classroom education, you will learn through research opportunities, internships with prospective employers in the community, university events, and more.

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