Occupational Safety and Health Management Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites

  • Founders Brewing
  • Disney World
  • Boeing
  • Bells Brewing
  • Liberty Mutual
  • Amazon
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Ford
  • GM
  • Arconic
  • Sherwin Williams
  • Steelcase
  • Lacks Enterprises

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Warehouse and Manufacturing Associate – Manpower
  • Safety and Health Specialist – Johnson Technology (GE Aviation)
  • Senior Occupational Safety Consultant – Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Safety Engineer – HS Die and Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Safety Specialist – Van Andel Institute
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technician – Michigan Turkey Producers
  • Environmental Health & Safety Specialist – Summit Training Source
  • Safety Engineer – Steelcase
  • Environmental Health and Safety Specialist – Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist – Magna International
  • On-Site Safety Coordinator – Newkirk Electric Associates, Inc.
  • EHS Professional – FCA Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • EH&S Coordinator – Johnson Controls
  • Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager – PADNOS – Recycling Solutions
  • Occupational Safety & Health Manager – AK Steel Corporation
  • Safety Specialist – Mead Johnson Nutrition
  • Senior Safety Advisor – Access Safety LLC
  • EHS Manager – Continental Dairy
  • Environmental Health and Safety Specialist – Tesla
  • Safety Specialist & Health and Safety Manager – Trendway Corporation
  • Occupational Health Safety Manager – JR Automation
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Specialist – Magna International


Zach Mikulec '21 Spotlight

Zach Mikulec '21

My favorite Grand Valley memory was my time as the Lab Assistant for the Occupational Safety and Health Department.

Kasey Wesley '20 Spotlight

Kasey Wesley '20

I have so many great memories from the OSH program. I built strong relationships with the students and professors.

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Student Organizations to Consider

Student Organization

  • American Society of Safety Professionals


Professional Organizations

  • West Michigan Chapter American Society of Safety Engineers
  • Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society

Study Abroad Programs

Occupational safety and health means all sorts of different things depending on location. Going abroad will allow you to see a great diversity in employees’ rights, human rights, work environments, and legal systems regarding employees’ safety and health. Being able to compare intercultural differences and similarities in the occupational safety and health profession can help address gaps in the profession, areas for improvements, and/or help you develop a specific passion or interest in the field.

Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Hazard control
  • Health and safety techniques
  • Loss control
  • Critical incident analysis
  • Environmental safety and health regulations

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Page last modified December 12, 2022