Healthcare Safety Technician Certificate

Program Overview

Healthcare Safety Technician CertificateThe certificate of completion in Healthcare Safety is designed for the professional in the healthcare environment who is responsible for the safety of patients, employees, and visitors. A certificate of completion in Healthcare Safety will provide a solid foundation to assist in facilitating institutional compliance with OSHA regulations and meeting The Joint Commission (TJC) standards as they relate to the environment of care. Course content will specifically address conducting risk assessments, the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS), NFPA’s Life Safety Code®, and The Joint Commission’s Statement of Conditions™.

The creation of this certificate responds to the needs of Safety Professionals for whom a certificate of completion contributes to career advancement and professional recognition. This program focuses on the responsibilities of a Safety Professional in the Healthcare Industry emphasizing both federal and state standards.

Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Certificate program will be able to:

  1. Perform research in electronic and print formats of OSHA Safety and Health standards, policies and procedures.
  2. Utilize OSHA standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program
  3. Identify common violations found in the healthcare environment and propose abatement actions which fulfill regulatory mandates
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the different levels of standards (State/Federal) and how they apply to the healthcare industry
  5. Identify standards in the NFPA’s Life Safety Code and how they apply to Healthcare
  6. Demonstrate understanding of specific OSHA standards and regulations which apply to the healthcare industry.
  7. Apply The Joint Commission (TJC) standards as they relate to the healthcare industry.
  8. Conduct a risk assessment.

Required Courses

To earn the Healthcare Safety Certificate, participants must complete total of seven required courses:

Required Courses (Complete 7):

Healthcare Safety Certificate Requirements

To earn the Healthcare Safety Certificate, the individual will have to successfully complete seven required courses. At least five of the courses, including the final two, must be completed through the CSUDH OTI Education Center. All courses must be completed within a 5 year period. The official “certificate enrollment date” is the first day of the first CSUDH OTI Education Center course the participant wishes to count towards the certificate of completion. Courses taken through other official OSHA Training Institute Education Centers can be used to fulfill up to two courses required for the certificate of completion in Healthcare Safety, if they were completed within two years prior to the participant’s official “certificate enrollment date”.

Who Should Attend

Safety professionals, human resources, loss control representatives, workers compensation administrators, risk management personnel, top and middle management of healthcare facilities.

Eligibility Requirements

This program is open to all participants interested in the field of Occupational Safety and Health.

Special Features

Courses are offered for continuing Education Units (CEUs). Nationally recognized standards govern attendance requirements to earn CEU credits. A permanent record is established and students may request CSU Dominguez Hills’ transcript either online or by calling the University Records office. Students not pursuing the certificate of completion may take individual courses.

Class Time:
75 Hours

Other Time, including lab:
All Courses have lab components that is included in the 75 hours

Day or Night Classes:
Day and weekend classes

Program Prerequisites:
—At least high school-level math, reading, language and writing skills
—2 years of Healthcare industry experience in any capacity

Equipment Used in Program:
Personal Protective Equipment

Target Occupations:
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists, Safety Professionals, Safety Managers, Safety Engineers, Risk Assessment Coordinators in the healthcare industry

Target Sector:
Healthcare Industry

Total Program Fees:

WIOA Funding Assistance for OSHA Students

Out of work and need training? This program is approved for funding through the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Visit the America's Job Center website for more information.

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Healthcare Safety Technician Certificate

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When you're ready to register, call 310-243-3741 (Option 1).

Have specific questions about the program? Call 310-243-2425 (M–F) or email

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