Safety,   Health,   &   Industrial   Hygiene
Safety, Health, & Industrial Hygiene
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Safety, Health, & Industrial Hygiene

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SAFETY   HEALTH   &   INDUSTRIAL   HYGIENE

Occupational Safety and Health student working in a mineIndustrial Hygiene graduate student, Andy Grosebeck, samples for gases and vapors in the Orphan Girl Mine located on the Montana Tech campus. Mine Engineering and Safety Health and Industrial Hygiene are both located in the School of Mines and Engineering.

Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) degrees offer many exciting career opportunities as safety and health professionals or as health and fitness professionals. Our graduates manage health and safety risks in a work environment through the development of safe work policies or pursue graduate work in industrial hygiene, safety, or health-related areas such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or cardiac rehabilitation. The OSH professional may work wherever health or safety hazards or concerns exist.

The Montana Tech B.S. in Occupational Safety & Health is the only established program of its kind in a five-state region (North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana) and is the only U.S. program offered by an institution specializing in minerals and energy engineering.

The Montana Tech OSH program is interdisciplinary and gives students a background in the sciences and pertinent engineering areas. Emphasis is placed on hands-on work in the laboratory and/or relating the subject matter to real world situations. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health recognizes the OSH program through annual training grants providing scholarships for students majoring in OSH and Industrial Hygiene. Opportunities also exist for internship appointments in government and industry.

Degrees

The SHIH Department has four degree programs:

The department's two graduate programs are accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org:

Recognition

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recognizes the quality of the ABET-accredited programs through a Training Project Grant. The grant funds are used for scholarships, travel, and faculty development. Students eligible for these funds are those pursuing the B.S. in Occupational Safety and Health and the M.S. in Industrial Hygiene.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Montana Tech Safety, Health and Industrial Hygiene Department is to serve students by supplying knowledge and providing high quality, accessible, science-based programs with educational objectives aimed at preparing students for success in safety and/or a health related career.

ABET-ASAC Accreditation

The Safety, Health, & Industrial Hygiene Department offers three ABET-ASAC accredited programs. These programs are listed below as links to detailed program information, Program Educational Objectives, and Student Outcomes:

Appropriate program information for student enrollment and graduation can be found at: