Official Certificate Program in Environmental and Occupational Safety

Manufacturing & Construction Management


Contact Information

Applied Innovation Hub 214

E. Daniel Kirby
Department Chair 

Donna Pettinelli
Department Secretary 


Official Certificate Program in Environmental and Occupational Safety

Program Description:

Central Connecticut State University is offering a timely program designed for today's professionals involved in any aspect of environmental and occupational safety; including engineering, packaging, purchasing, operations, finance, and customer service. This program discusses strategic planning and policy making concerns for dealing with internal, external, and regulatory issues. Both experienced and inexperienced executives, managers, and supervisors will gain insight into every aspect of this important issue.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define and understand how loss control, prevention, and training are interrelated and inter-dependent upon each other.
  • Learn to manage environmental operations and occupational safety to satisfy both regulations and policies for the benefit of both the company and its employees.

Participants must successfully complete the following courses (12 credits): TM 414, 456, 511, 512; nine credits of which may be applied as electives to the M.S. in Technology Management (provided six-year time limit for the master's is met).

A Brief Overview of Each Course:

TM 414 Accident Investigation and Loss Control
Loss control philosophy and techniques and investigative strategies. Background information and specific techniques required to develop and implement an effective company-wide and on-site loss control program, personnel responsibilities, and total safety program.

TM 456 Hazardous Material Management
Study of environmental regulations and their impact on industrial operations. Emphasis is on application of statutes, regulations and information sources concerning hazardous materials, waste handling and technical decisions pertinent to environmental and safety issues.

TM 511 Safety Training Methods
Discuss instructional methods for safety professionals. Covers company needs analysts, training content development, basic facilitation and instructional strategies to increase employee safety awareness.

TM 512 Principles of Occupational Safety
Development of internal policies of a plant in an accident prevention program for its employees. Topics include safety training, job safety analysis, accident investigation, safety promotion, and record keeping

Plan of Study