Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management

Master of Science in
Occupational Safety Management

Designed for those seeking to advance their current careers or launch new ones, this program features special emphasis on safety challenges in virtually every occupational setting, from aviation/aerospace, manufacturing, healthcare and construction to military and government.

Ensuring Workplace Safety

Adhering to safety regulations is one of the most vital practices any employer can undertake. Mitigating risk in the work environment, whether natural or man-made, is a critical skill. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), occupational injuries and illness cost companies $170 billion each year.

It’s no wonder that employers need safety professionals to guarantee job site security, administer safety training for employees and protect property and profits.

Safety Management at Embry-Riddle

Whether you are looking to advance in your current position or are seeking a career change, Embry-Riddle’s M.S. in Occupational Safety Management (MSOSM) prepares you to make informed risk assessments, strategize accident prevention strategies and promote a safety culture within any institution.

Through rigorous academic experience, students acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed as a safety professional or a leader in the safety, health and environmental fields.

Industrial Hygiene Option

The MSOSM also offers an option in the field of Industrial Hygiene, the science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace, which may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being, or significant discomfort among workers or among the citizens of the community. Industrial hygienists use environmental monitoring and analytical methods to detect the extent of worker exposure and employ engineering, work practice controls and other methods to control potential health hazards.

Careers in Occupational Safety

The median salary for full-time safety, health and environmental professionals is $98,000 according to the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and demand for these professionals is projected to grow 13% through 2032.

Professionals who hold graduate degrees in safety and health are in high demand and will be for some time.

Upon completion of the program, the focused skills gained in this specialized degree will distinguish students as knowledgeable safety and health management professionals.

With this distinction, graduates will be ready to take on environmental and occupational safety and health leadership positions, including:

  • Director of safety
  • Safety manager
  • Safety consultant
  • Environmental health and safety compliance officer
  • Loss-control manager
  • Industrial hygienest
  • And more

Safety leadership is essential to virtually every occupational setting — from manufacturing, healthcare and construction to military and government.

The master’s degree program in Occupational Safety Management is offered both on campus in Daytona Beach, Florida, or 100% online through the Worldwide/Online Campus.