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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Vision

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

Mission

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

News

In Memory of Former Head of Occupational Safety and Health, Dr. Eric Van Fleet

In Memory of Former Head of Occupational Safety and Health, Dr. Eric Van Fleet

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of the former head of the Occupational Safety and Health Department, Dr. Eric Van Fleet. Eric built the GVSU OSHM program into one of the top occupational safety and health programs in the country.

Mar 12, 2021

OSH Student Receives Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award

OSH Student Receives Excellence-in-a-Discipline Award

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

Mar 4, 2021

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

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

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.

Jun 11, 2020

Occupational Safety & Health Management Program Conducts Fire Extinguisher Training

Occupational Safety & Health Management Program Conducts Fire Extinguisher Training

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

May 28, 2020

Occupational Safety & Health Students Create Guidelines for Local Hospital

Occupational Safety & Health Students Create Guidelines for Local Hospital

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.

Apr 29, 2020

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