Occupational Health and Safety Management Track

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) concerns the application of scientific principles to understand risks to the safety of people in workplaces and to take action to control these. It is a multidisciplinary profession with applications in all industries and commerce.
Both community expectation and government legislation demand an increasingly higher level of protection for employees and the community from risks that threaten their safety and health. As such, there is also an increasing demand in society for professionals with experience and qualifications in OHS.

The track aims to teach the science and practice of occupational health and safety management. On successful completion of the Master's program, students should be in a position to identify, evaluate and provide solutions to a wide range of health and safety problems, and function well in a multi-disciplinary team.

It recognizes the increasing demand from both industry and enforcement bodies to integrate occupational health, safety and environmental issues. The comprehensive syllabus recognizes the importance of technical and practical skills as well as the need for good management skills.

Program objectives:
  • Recognize the importance of contemporary global and societal issues as they relate to the practice of occupational safety and health.
  • Develop, coordinate, and/or participate on multidisciplinary teams to protect people, property, and the environment.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate hazard control processes for a performance safety program.
  • Understand and apply appropriate standards, regulations, and codes.
  • Conduct accident investigations and analyses.
  • Understand and implement different quality tools and techniques.
  • Enable delegates to assess and evaluate hazards and risks in the workplace and create suitable corrective actions to eliminate risks.
  • Enable delegates to plan, organize, and execute effective audits against different international standards.
Specialized Courses
  • Job safety analysis and safety at work.
  • NEBOSH Awards and OSHA Standards Awareness.
  • Accident Investigation and Statistical Analysis.
  • Risk Management and Hazard and operability Study (HAZOP)
  • Safety Leadership.
  • OHSAS Management Systems Lead Auditor.
Targeted candidates
    - This program is targeting individuals working in the field of occupational health and safety such as safety officers, occupation specialists or health professionals, occupational health and safety engineers, occupational health and safety managers.
Program Duration
    - The program consists of 48 credit hours spread over a minimum of 4 semesters (2 academic year).

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