Certificate of Completion in
Occupational Safety for Managers and Supervisors

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The Certificate of Completion in Occupational Health & Safety for Managers and Supervisors is endorsed by the National Safety Council. CSUDH is an MCLE Provider (#3897) for HEX 946.

Designed for Health & Safety officers and those planning to enter the field, the program will teach a person the skills necessary to function in a Health and Safety Department and to administer health and safety programs in an industrial setting. Six core courses are required. The total program awards up to 12 Continuing Education Units (CEU's). Students not pursuing the certificate may take individual courses.

Topics covered include: OSHA Laws, Accident Investigation, worker's compensation, industrial hygiene, Cal/OSHA law, workplace hazards, safety and health program administration, terrorist violence in the workplace, safety and health for the construction industry, ergonomics, , and workplace safety.

If you have completed all of the requirements for the program, you may
request a certificate application here.

All classes are held on campus on the CSUDH campus in Carson. Environmental and
Occupational Health and Safety Classes are convenient to people living and working in
or near Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Palos Verdes,
Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Hawthorne, Gardena,
Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood and other parts of the South Bay
and Southern California.

The program will meet and satisfy ongoing CEU requirements for the safety officer, registered environmental assessors, certified safety professionals, certified industrial hygienists, professional engineers and safety and occupational health nurses. Supervisors, company owners, top and middle management, loss control representatives, worker compensation administrators, risk management, general managers, human resource managers, and superintendents will also find this program a valuable and important means of gaining professional knowledge.

Students may attend classes in any order according to their needs. Courses are offered
at convenient times for working adults.


OSHA Laws and Accident Investigation/Industrial Accident Investigation
HEX 946 2.0 CEUs
Provides participants with the foundation and practical application of current laws and
regulations to identify the sources of injuries and illnesses in order to reduce them in the
workplace. Legislation and defense for civil and criminal liability from collection and identification of accident evidence will be covered.

Introduction to Workers' Compensation
HEX 947 2.0 CEUs
A comprehensive first-time look at the Workers' Compensation system. Emphasis is placed on
both the employer's and employee's rights and responsibilities in providing/receiving benefits as applicable. Also, a look at ways to investigate possible Workers' Compensation fraud and abuse.

Cal/OSHA Law
HEX 960 2.0 CEUs
Provides a basic foundation to understand, analyze and apply federal and Cal/OSHA requirements. The current laws, legislation and litigation arising out of the development and application of environmental laws, dealing with the EPA and RCRA programs and hazardous waste controls,
recent cases, legislation and defenses for the new civil and criminal liability cases will be covered.


Recognition and Control of Workplace Hazards
HEX 979 2.0 CEUs
A review of chemical and mechanical hazards known to be in the general workplace with an emphasis on logical discovery. Students will learn how to treat hazards in order to provide a
safe and healthy workplace for their organization.

HEX 920 2.0 CEUs

Focuses on basic principles and applications of ergonomics, as applied to the office and
industrial environments. Students will gain knowledge in the following areas: ergonomics
as a science, the prevention of cumulative trauma disorders, program implementation
strategies, workplace design, and current standards and regulations.

Foundations of Safety and Health Program Administration
HEX 981 2.0 CEUs
Class covers implementation of injury and illness prevention programs, typical health
and safety problems, program responsibility, employee compliance, communications to the employees, hazard evaluations, injury and illness investigations, correction of unsafe or
unhealthful conditions, employee training and recordkeeping in an industrial setting.


  • Dan Leiner, MS, RSSP, Area Manager, California OSHA Consultation Service
  • Michael Nicolas, REA, RSSP, President, California Loss Control
  • John Sterritt, Director, Health and Safety, LAUSD
  • Crist Wagner, MA,CPP, CFE, RSSP, Senior Safety Consultant, General Safety Services

For further information contact:
Charles Hunt: chunt@csudh.edu