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Occupational Safety at Montana Tech

Safety Health and Industrial Hygiene

occupational safetyMontana Tech's Safety, Health and Industrial Hygiene Department serves students by supplying knowledge and research opportunities that provide high quality, accessible, science and technology curricula with program educational objectives focused on preparing students for successful safety and health careers.

What is Occupational Safety and Health?

Businesses employ specialists in occupational safety and health (OSH) and industrial hygiene to oversee the employer's program for protecting employees. Common work involves training employees on safe practices, conducting audits of worksites, assessing exposures to hazards, keeping records, and coordinating workers' compensation for injured or ill employees. The OSH degree curriculum and the industrial hygiene curricuum are structured to  prepare graduates for these careers by combining courses spanning the range of needed topics plus laboratory experiences with hands-on experience using applicable technology. Nearly all graduates have rewarding careers as professionals working in positions aimed at helping employees perform their work safely in a workplace free of recognized hazards.

*Accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET ( and receive funding from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

See all courses for the Safety, Health and Industrial Hygiene program.

Applied Science Accreditation Commission Accreditation
Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission Accreditation
Hands-On Learning Environment
Hands-On Learning Environment
State-of-the-Art Lab Facilities
State-of-the-Art Lab Facilities

What Types of Skills Do You Need?

Individuals most suited to succeed in the courses and in their early careers are people with sound technical capabilities who like to interact with others. OSH professionals interact with people at all levels of the working organization.

What Can You Do With Your Degree?

A nationwide demand exists for people with degrees in occupational safety and health, and the demand continues to grow. Graduates of the Montana Tech OSH and IH programs are prepared to bring their new found expertise to nearly all industries. Specific industries where many of our graduates work range from manufacturing to mining, construction to utility, government to consulting firms.

#1 Best Value College in America
#1 Best Value College in America
100% Career Outcome Rate
100% Career Outcome Rate
$64K Average Starting Salary
$64K Average Starting Salary

Degree Recognition

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recognizes the quality of Montana Tech’s ANSAC/ABET-accredited programs by providing funds for scholarships, travel, and faculty development through a Training Project Grant. Students pursing a Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Occupational Safety Health (OSH), a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene, or a Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene Distance Learning/Professional Track are eligible for the funds.

ANSAC/ABET accreditation sets the global standard for programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. With ANSAC/ABET accreditation, students, employers, and the society can be confident that a program meets the quality standards that produce graduates prepared to enter a global workforce.

Sought worldwide, ANSAC/ABET's  voluntary peer-review process is highly respected because it adds critical value to academic programs in the technical disciplines, where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance. ANSAC/ABET is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals designated the B.S. degree in OSH as a Qualified Academic Program. Graduates of the B.S. in OSH are eligible for the Graduate Safety Practitioner professional credential.

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