The Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health Management (OSHM) degree is designed to prepare individuals for entry level safety management positions while at the same time setting the stage for professional certification. The demand for competent, fully-qualified safety professionals continues to grow in Michigan and the rest of the country. Grand Valley has played a major role in providing individuals, who meet the educational requirements, to succeed in the safety profession.  

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To create a learning environment that fosters critical thinking, ethical behavior, and encourages life long learning.


To prepare exceptional professionals who will impact the safety and health of today and tomorrow's workforce.

Core Values

  • Professional and ethical behavior
  • Respect and appreciation of differences
  • Life long learning
  • Social responsibility


Occupational Safety & Health Professor and Alumni Host COVID-19 Safety Webinar for the Manufacturing Industry

June 11, 2020

OSH professor, Derek McCormick co-led a health and safety webinar with GVSU graduate Deb Ziel. This information presentation focused on reducing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 as Michigan started to lift the stay-home order.

Occupational Safety & Health Management Program Conducts Fire Extinguisher Training

May 28, 2020

This past winter semester, OSH students had the opportunity to complete a fire extinguisher training course thanks to Cofessco Fire Protection.

OSH Student Receives Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award

May 04, 2020

The Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) Management Department is proud to congratulate Trevor Hartmann, recipient of the OSH Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award.

Occupational Safety & Health Students Create Guidelines for Local Hospital

April 29, 2020

Six senior Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Management students stepped up to create guidance for a local hospital to improve the administration of respirator fit testing as well as implementation of proper cleaning products and safety apparel.

Occupational Safety & Health Student Demonstrates How to Make a Bandanna Mask

April 15, 2020

When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that people wear face masks out in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Occupational Safety & Health student, Kasey Wesley, took it upon herself to create a mask-making tutorial.

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