• Occupational Safety & Health Technology Program at GateWay Community College in Phoenix Arizona

Occupational Safety & Health Technology

Work in Occupational Safety & Health professions involves inspecting places of employment for unsafe equipment and working conditions. Specialists follow-up on many issues including employee complaints of unsafe work practices.

Job requirements include:
  • Spending a great deal of time in the field
  • Inspecting and enforcing a wide range of laws, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Researching, developing and implementing programs to correct safety and health problems

OSH specialists assist employers in complying with the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) regulations and standards. In the event of a violation, unsafe practices are recorded and brought to the attention of the employer, who is given a date by which the problem needs to be corrected.

Specialists need specific written and verbal skills to market and teach safety programs to all employees. Employment is found in many levels of government agencies, and public and private businesses.

This program is recognized by The American Society of Safety Engineers as an accredited program.

Degrees & Certificates

Associate in Applied Science Degree in Occupational Safety and Health Technology
Certificate of Completion in Occupational Safety and Health Technology

Employment Outlook

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Accreditation

Accreditation is a process used to measure and certify the credibility and quality of services offered by an organization.

GateWay is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Why should you choose an accredited school?

Although many schools offer seemingly similar degree and certification options, not all schools are accredited. In many instances, accreditation of the degree or program you complete may be required in order to become certified to work in the field.

Is a green career your true calling? Imagine having a career that allows you to work outdoors, while also protecting our planet's natural resources and the health of its citizens.

Our Environmental Science graduates now work for the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS), the AZ Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and municipalities across the state and region, as well as private consultants and environmental organizations.