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Minor in Safety, Health and Environmental Management

If you've ever considered a career in the industrial field, there's one important thing you need to know: safety in the workplace is more crucial than ever. Each year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports more than four million injuries and illnesses in private industry workplaces. Now is a crucial time for industries to make sure employees are safe.

The School of Construction offers a comprehensive sequence of courses leading to a minor in Environmental and Safety Management. The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is a moving force in ensuring safety conditions and considerations for the work environment. Such legislation has increased the need for management and supervisory personnel throughout the workforce to have the safety preparation to fill positions in industry. Coursework is designed to enable students to achieve OSHA Ten and Thirty-hour voluntary compliance cards. This achievement helps students from all majors become more employable and productive.

The minor requires satisfactory completion of 21 semester hours of college work. 

Minor in Safety, Health and Environmental Management 


  • Risk Analysis
  • Controlling the Industrial Environment
  • Handling of Products and Hazardous Materials
  • Introduction to Industrial Safety
  • Industrial Safety
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Industrial Ergonomics
  • Legal Issues in Environmental Health and Safety
  • Safety Management
  • Construction Safety

Corporate Partnerships

  • PSU is the only Regents institution with a working agreement with OSHA.
  • JJ Keller and Associates enroll all PSU safety students into their repository which is included into assignments, enabling students to expand their research.
  • The Heartland chapter of American Society of Safety Engineers is sponsoring a student chapter of the professional organization (PSU Chapter - ASSE).
  • The Kansas/Missouri Builder's Association has partnered with PSU to help safety minors find internships.
  • Partnerships with business and industry have assisted with incorporating workplace skills in the curriculum and establishing internship opportunities.

PSU Safety Advisory Board