College of Public Health Guidebooks
Concentration: Occupational Safety (Code: POS)
Starting in Fall 2018, this concentration has been consolidated into the Environmental and Occupational Health concentration.
The field of Occupational Safety plays an important role in the protection of worker safety and promotion of worker well-being through workplace assessment and interventions. The training in Occupational Safety is designed for students with backgrounds in science, engineering, or social sciences so that they will be able to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control hazards in the work place. The development of research skills is also a critical component of the MSPH program.
In addition to core public health courses, the concentration builds upon a variety of courses enabling students to recognize, evaluate and control existing and potential safety hazards due to faulty equipment, process design, chemical storage and handling, and various psychological stressors in the workplace. Graduates are expected to contribute to workplace safety and health by evaluating workplace hazards, communicating these hazards to management, designing programs to control these hazards, and evaluating the program effectiveness. Students in this program will have the opportunity to be exposed to courses offered by the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Program of Study
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(to be used as reference)
The USF Tampa Graduate Catalog, including college and program requirements, and program and course descriptions, is available on the web at www.grad.usf.edu/catalog.php. Each Catalog is published and in effect for the academic term(s) noted on the title page.
Student’s Program Degree Requirements
In order to graduate, students must meet all requirements specified in the USF Catalog of their choice, except as noted below. As the University is dynamic, changes and updates to the catalog are anticipated. In contract to major requirements, which are tied to a specific catalog, all students must comply with University policies and procedures that come into effect each catalog year.
- Students cannot choose a USF Catalog published prior to admission (or readmission) or during an academic year in which they did not complete at least two terms. If a student is dropped from the system and must be reinstated, the student’s choice of Catalog is limited to the USF Catalog in effect at the time of readmission or any one Catalog published during their continuous re-enrollment.
- If state law or certification requirements change, the student must comply with the most current standard or criteria.
- If the College or Department makes fundamental changes to the program that necessitates changes in the degree requirements of enrolled students, the needs of those students will be explicitly addressed in the proposal for change and scrutinized by the Office of Graduate Studies.
- USF policies and procedures not related to degree requirements such as academic grievance procedures, student conduct code and other procedural processes and definitions may be updated each year and the student will be held to the most current catalog and procedures available.
- USF does not commit itself to offer all the courses, programs, and majors listed in this Catalog. If the student cannot meet all of the graduation requirements specified in the Catalog of choice as a result of decisions and changes made by the University, appropriate substitutions will be determined by the program to ensure that the student is not penalized.
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