Certificate of Completion in Environmental
and Occupational Health & Safety

Also see the Safety & Security Certificate
New! Risk Management Essentials

The Certificate Award in Environmental & Occupational Health & Safety 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 plus one elective course are required. Elective courses are offered to suit the needs within various industries. The total program awards ten 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, industrial machine guarding, industrial hygiene instrumentation and sampling, bloodborne pathogens, hazwoper, workplace security, and workplace violence.

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. The
Program can be completed in five months,
depending on scheduling.


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.

Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
HEX 950 1 CEUs
Introduction to the science and art of industrial hygiene, with emphasis on the different ways
of measuring employee exposures to hazardous chemicals and physical agents. Basic toxicology, how chemicals and physical agents interact with the human body, and how people can protect themselves through personal protective devices, engineering controls practices will be discussed.

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, legislative 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.

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.

ELECTIVE COURSES One elective is required from the list below

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.

Industrial Machine Guarding
HEX 936 1.5 CEUs
Assists the student in factory and other industrial-type worksites to incorporate an effective machine guarding safety program that will meet regulatory requirements and protect workers. The course will cover the hazards of unguarded machines, common safeguarding methods, the safeguarding of machines and robots, the methods of machine guarding, training, inspection, maintenance and safeguarding techniques.

Industrial Hygiene Instrumentation and Sampling
HEX 955 1.5 CEUs
Provides students with an overview of industrial hygiene sampling procedures for real world situations. The course will consist of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on use and calibration of active and passive sampling, using indirect and direct reading instrumentation. It will be beneficial to those responsible for conducting industrial hygiene sampling programs in the workplace.

Bloodborne Pathogens
HEX 956 1.5 CEUs

Employees who are trained as first responders within their worklace need to understand what bloodborne pathogens are, how they are transmitted, and how to protect themselves. Areas covered will be understanding the hazards of bloodborne pathogens, exposure control plan and avoiding potential infection.

Cal/OSHA Appeals Procedures
HEX 978 1.5 CEUs

Provides the fundamental understanding on how the California Code of regulations, Title 8, and the California Labor Code act as foundations that can assist an employer to comply with all the Health and Safety requirements in the California workplace setting.

Mold Assessment & Remediation
HEX 987 3.0 CEUs

Mold for EHS consultants and contractors is based on the course designed by the Mold Remediation Task Force of the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification. The course is intended for practicing industrial hygienists, health and safety professionals, and others who will investigate, write remediation specifications, protocols and procedures, and/or perform remediation investigations and management of mold remediation projects.

OTHER COURSES (do not count toward certificate)

HEX 925- Principles of Industrial Hygiene (Part I) (does not count toward certificate)
2.4 CEUs
Review of the principles and concepts of occupational hygiene. Part I covers the topics that form the foundation of industrial hygiene, including chemistry, toxicology, ventilation, and personal protective equipment. Course is designed for those industrial hygienists who are aspiring to attain a high level of competency in the field of industrial hygiene.

HEX 926- Principles of Industrial Hygiene (Part II) (does not count toward certificate)
2.4 CEUs
Part II covers more advanced topics, including ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, hearing conservation, industrial processes, management,
and regulatory affairs.  


  • Joanette Lima, MS, PT, CIE, CPE, Ergonomist, Disneyland Resort.
  • Linda Hunter, RSSP, Certified Trainer, Zee Service Company
  • Joseph M. Kaplan, President Emeritus, Los Angeles Safety Council
  • Dan Leiner, MS, RSSP, Area Manager, California OSHA Consultation Service
  • Jeffrey L. Malek, BA, JD, Attorney at Law, Makek & Malek law firm
  • Michael Nicolas, REA, RSSP, President, California Loss Control.
  • John. A. O'Toole, Ph.D. RSSP, Board Chairperson, Principal Safety Consultant,
    General Safety Services.
  • Richard Sams, RSSP, Principal Risk Consultant, Alliance of Schools for Cooperative
    Insurance Programs
  • Crist Wagner, MA,CPP, CFE, RSSP, Senior Safety Consultant, General Safety Services

For further information contact:
Jason Vogel: 310-243-3355/jvogel@csudh.edu

Professional Links
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