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Bachelor of Science in
Safety Management

The Bachelor of Science in Safety Management equips students with practical and analytical problem-solving skills to design safer workplaces.

About the Bachelor of Science in Safety Management

The Bachelor of Science in Safety Management from Embry-Riddle equips students to excel as leaders, managers and practitioners in creating safer workplaces, ensuring employee wellness, conducting safety audits and managing industry hazards.  

With approximately 317 million on-the-job accidents reported annually by the International Labor Organization and 5,486 fatal work injuries reported in the U.S. by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 2022, our program empowers students with the technical knowledge and analytical problem-solving skills needed to address various safety challenges in the industry. 

Why You Should Study this Degree

Safety management involves the proactive identification, assessment and mitigation of workplace hazards to safeguard the well-being of employees. It encompasses: 

  • Development and strict enforcement of policies, procedures and initiatives preventing workplace accidents, injuries and illnesses. 
  • Comprehensive training on safe work practices, routine inspections and compliance with safety regulations. 

Program and Student Learning Educational Objectives and Outcomes

As you study to become a safety professional, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, prevent and control hazards to better ensure safe workplaces and implement best practices.  
  • Apply a broad educational background to influence and achieve the OSH goals and objectives of their employers.  
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate within a diverse work environment.  
  • Engage in professional development to demonstrate competency, ensure relevancy in knowledge and skills and maintain currency among changing industry trends.  
  • Work in an ethical and professional manner. 

Safety Management Career Opportunities

Careers and Employers

Embry-Riddle graduates are set to enter the workforce with a placement rate of 100% within a year of graduation, in organizations such as: 

  • Construction firms 
  • Educational institutions 
  • Insurance 
  • Manufacturing 
  • Mining 
  • Oil/natural gas 
  • Transportation 
  • U.S. government 

Graduate safety practitioners often secure roles as: 

  • Accident Investigation Inspectors 
  • Construction Managers 
  • Environmental Management Directors 
  • Facilities Managers 
  • Federal and State OSHA Compliance Officers 
  • Health and Safety Engineers 
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist/Managers 
  • Transportation Managers 

Safety Management Salary Information

Pursuing an online safety degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University provides students with competitive salaries, falling within a range of $100,000 to 130,000 annually, as of 2024, with the average being $115,590. 


About Safety Management at the Worldwide & Online Campus

The Bachelor of Science in Safety Management is designed to prepare graduates to address safety challenges in dynamic regulatory environments. This program is ideal for active-duty military personnel, industry researchers, managers, safety specialists and individuals with no safety and health background.  

Our goal is to develop the next generation of safety managers who can create safer workplaces and effectively respond to hazardous situations.   

Tracks/Specialties and/or Certificates

The Safety Management program is a Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Qualified Academic Program (QAP), meeting rigorous standards and offering a curriculum aligned with the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) designation. Graduates are awarded the GSP designation, putting them on the path toward Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification. They can also apply for the Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) credential through the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM), streamlining the path to the accredited Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) certification. 

The bachelor's degree in Safety Management is an approved Category I – AU-ABC Program and appears in the Air Force Virtual Education Center (AFVEC) for selection. 

Safety Management Information

  • Credits: 121 
  • Online or In-Person: Fully online, EagleVision Virtual Classroom or see if a Worldwide location is close to you 

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