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Foster a proactive safety culture

Curtail and mitigate loss producing situations

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Gain vital skills

Prepare for a rewarding career in this in-demand field

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Make a difference

Safety professionals are needed and valued across industries

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Safety Management

Offered by: Safety Management

Do you want to make a difference in managing the Safety of the employees in the workplace? Safety professionals design, implement, and maintain programs that improve safety and health in a variety of enterprises. If you enjoy interacting with people and protecting valuable resources of an enterprise, this may be the perfect career for you! The faculty in the Safety Management Department bring each course to life by combining their real-world career experiences with their passion for teaching. The curriculum is designed with the goal of preparing and developing reliable, hardworking, and creative safety professionals.

Why Choose Safety Management?

As a major in Safety Management, you'll learn from faculty with real-life experiences. With an exceptional post-graduation employment rate, the Safety Management program at SRU will prepare you to excel in your career with a competitive edge.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Safety Management at Slippery Rock University meets the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) requirements as a Qualified Academic Program (QAP). The Safety Management Major at SRU is an Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) Board-approved degree program.

What Will You Learn?

You will understand the regulations and standards of workplace conditions that impact employee well-being, as well as health and physical hazards, hazardous materials and waste, workplace design adversities, workplace security, fleet safety, fire abatement, emergency preparedness, workplace training, incident investigation, cost containment and safety management integration. You will be prepared to enter the workforce as a safety management professional with the experience you gain through a 12-credit internship upon degree completion.

Careers in Safety Management

When you complete your coursework in Safety Management from SRU, you will be prepared to succeed in a variety of careers, including:

  • Loss Control Manager (Insurance)
  • Risk Manager,
  • Safety Administrator
  • Safety Consultant
  • Safety Director
  • Safety Engineer
  • Safety Specialist
  • Safety Manager
  • Fire Safety Manager
  • Compliance Officer 
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Safety Inspector
  • Security Manager

Your entry-level salary is expected to range from $50,000 - $75,000.

Clubs & Organizations

Student Section of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)

Alumni Spotlight

Cory Schiebel graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Safety Management. Currently employed as a safety manager at the Albert M. Higley construction company in Cleveland, Ohio, he talks about how the curriculum from SRU has helped him stand out from the crowd and how his Professors helped to prepare him for life after graduation. Cory is very satisfied with his career choice and enjoys being able to make a difference in the lives of others.

Cory Schiebel, Class of 2012