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Bachelor of Science in
Safety Management

Safety Management graduates are in-demand candidates in industrial markets around the world. According to the International Labor Organization, roughly 317 million accidents occur on the job each year. The Bachelor of Science in Safety Management (BSSM) program from Embry-Riddle Worldwide is designed to create world-class leaders, managers and practitioners who want to design safer workplaces, ensure employee wellness, conduct safety audits, and otherwise address industry hazards.

With the help of the Safety Management faculty, students will develop not only technical understanding and expertise, but also a practical and analytical approach to problem solving that will allow them to address a range of industry-related safety challenges.

The BSSM is a Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Qualified Academic Program (QAP). QAP is an academic degree program in safety, health and/or environmental practices meeting BCSP standards for participation and whose curriculum has been reviewed as showing a substantial match to the Associate Safety Professional (ASP).

The BSSM is designated as a Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) program. A GSP is a designation available to safety degree graduates from degree programs that meet BCSP QAP standards. The GSP program is an alternate path to the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and does not replace other paths. The GSP is not a certification.

Benefits of GSP designation are:

  • Recognition for being in a path toward the CSP certification
  • Recognition for the level of preparation for professional safety practice
  • No GSP application fee
  • A waiver of the ASP examination requirement for CSP eligibility
  • A certificate awarding the GSP designation

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About Safety Management at the Worldwide & Online Campus

The Bachelor of Science in Safety Management (BSSM) was established to help graduates meet critical safety challenges within an ever-changing regulatory environment. The program is designed for active duty military and working professionals – such as mid-level industry researchers, managers and safety specialists who seek to advance their careers. High school students interested in pursuing a challenging career that can have a positive impact on people’s lives will also enjoy this degree program as well.

The objective of the BSSM is to develop the next generation of safety managers who will be responsible for making workplaces safer and more responsive to hazardous situations and emergency events.

The degree will combine state-of-the-art safety research and curriculum with a strong core of general studies.

Students have the opportunity to choose one of the following specializations:

  • Aviation Safety Management
  • Construction Safety Management
  • Emergency Management
  • Occupational Safety Management

After the completion of the BSSM program, the graduate should be able to:

  • Secure a job related to the safety management discipline.
  • Pursue safety-related professional developments through courses and training leading to degrees or professional certifications.
  • Gain promotions and/or professional recognition.
  • Support the safety community

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