Monday, April 15th, 2024

OSEH Turns 40

The Occupational Safety & Environmental Health program marks 40 years at Millersville University.

Millersville University’s Occupational Safety & Environmental Health program is celebrating 40 years on campus. The program is designed for those pursuing professions in the safety and health fields. The courses required for the program focus on applying math and science skills to the various aspects of maintaining a safe and healthy work environment.

The Bachelor of Science degree offered by the program sets students up to mitigate and manage risks in the workplace.

Approximately 30 students graduate from the OSEH program each year. Over 90% of these graduates find a job in a health or safety position. Some of the job titles held by OSEH graduates include Risk/Safety Manager, Safety Representative, Environmental Health and Safety Consultant and Industrial Hygienist. Students can also opt for a minor in OSEH. The minor provides students with an extra set of skills that can be applied to any safety or health role.

In addition to offering students opportunities for internships, the program is one of only six in the nation to be accredited by the Accreditation Board For Engineering and Technology. Those who graduate are eligible for the Graduate Safety Practitioner designation from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

A virtual celebration for the program’s 40th anniversary will take place on April 28, 2021 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The event will be bringing together MU-OSEH alumni spanning four decades. The morning’s keynote speaker will be Dr. John Howard, director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Washington, D.C.  John Henshaw, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor and director of OSHA will be the keynote speaker in the afternoon session.  Millersville University’s president, Dr. Daniel Wubah, will also be giving welcoming remarks during the event. The celebratory event will be kicked off and coordinated by Matt Olphin, a 1994 graduate of the OSHM program and MU’s Secretary of the Alumni Association Board.

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