Center for Public Health Workforce Development 

OSHA Safety & Health Specialist Certificate Program

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Program Overview

The certification program is intended to give the health and safety professional comprehensive knowledge of workplace hazards and an understanding of OSHA regulatory standards.  These practical courses help students immediately apply what they have learned. 

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The Certificate will be awarded by The Region II: Atlantic OSHA Training Center (AOTC).  The AOTC is a collaboration of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, University at Buffalo, and the Universidad Metropolitana, San Juan, Puerto, Rico. 

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How the Program Works:

The certification program allows the student the opportunity to concentrate on construction 

or general industry. The student can take these courses at any OSHA Training Institute Education Center and transfer the credits.

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All courses previously completed will be grandfathered. 

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There is a $30 processing fee for the certification.

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Program Details (MS Word format)

Download an Application Form (PDF)

Construction

Safety and Health

Specialist Certificate Requirements

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4 of 5 required courses must be 

taken at AOTC

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2 of 3 construction electives must be 

taken at the AOTC

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Required Courses:

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1.OSHA 510: Occupational Safety and Health for  Construction 

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2. OSHA 3015: Excavation, Trenching, and

    Soil Mechanics

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3. OSHA 3115: Fall Arrest Systems

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4. OSHA 7500: Introduction to Safety and 

   Health Management

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5. OSHA 7505: Accident Investigation

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Choose three electives:

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1. OSHA 2264: Permit-Required Confined Spaces

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2. Asbestos Inspector

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3. Lead Inspector/Risk Assessor

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4. OSHA 2055: Crane Safety

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5. OSHA 3085:  Principles of  Scaffolding

General Industry

Safety and Health

Specialist Certificate Requirements

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4 of 5 required courses must be 

taken at AOTC

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1 of 3 electives must be taken at the AOTC

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Required Courses:

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1.OSHA 511: Occupational Safety and 

   Health for General Industry 

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2. OSHA 521: OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene

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3. OSHA 2225: Respiratory Protection

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4.OSHA 7500: Introduction to Safety and 

   Health Management

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5. OSHA 7100: Machine Guarding

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Choose two of three electives

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1. OSHA 2255: Principles of Ergonomics Applied    

    to Work-Related Musculoskeletal and

    Nerve Disorders

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2. OSHA 2264: Permit-Required

    Confined Spaces

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3. OSHA 3095: Electrical

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Choose two of three electives

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1. OSHA 7505: Accident Investigation

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2. OSHA 7845: Recordkeeping

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3. OSHA 7125: Combustible Dust