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 Rutgers School of Public Health, University at Buffalo, and the Universidad Ana G. Mendez, 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

Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Certificate Program

This program is designed to assist safety directors, supervisors, managers, environmental technicians, and workers involved in the handling, transport, and clean-up of hazardous materials, expand their knowledge of waste minimization and pollution prevention strategies.

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BENEFITS

      Participate in hands-on training events related to hazardous materials operation.

      Identify cost-effective measures to manage waste.

      Reduce susceptibility of incidents.

      Update knowledge of regulations related to hazardous materials and waste management.

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COURSES REQUIRED

     •  40-Hour Health and Safety for Hazardous Waste Site Investigation Personnel, and/or current 

         Annual Refresher for 40- Hour Health and Safety for Hazardous Waste Site Investigation Personnel 

        (within 12 months)

      •  Hazardous Materials Transportation

      •  Hazardous Waste Management - RCRA Training

      •  Supervisors of Hazardous Waste Operations 

      •  Remediation Strategies and Technologies for 

         Environmental Contamination

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Other than the 40-hr HAZWOPER and Annual Refresher for 40-hour Health and Safety for Hazardous Waste Site Investigation Personnel, all required courses must be completed at the Rutgers School of Public Health .