Occupational Safety and Risk Control Certificate

The Occupational Safety and Risk Control certificate program is a credential for non-degree seeking students.
Degree Type Certificate
CAREERS AND SALARY Certificate Outcomes
Delivery On Campus or Online

The Occupational Safety and Risk Control certificate is designed for individuals who desire to enhance their abilities to protect an organization’s people, property, legal and environmental assets. Government and consensus standards, workplace design concepts, formal risk assessment techniques and risk/hazard identification and control strategies will be emphasized throughout the certification coursework.

Following are the student learning objectives for the Occupational Safety and Risk Control undergraduate and graduate-level certificates:

  • Utilize data collection and analysis strategies to assist with the anticipation as well as identification of moderate to high-risk situations which are worthy of additional study and potential control.
  • Analyze physiological factors, job tasks and workstation design with effective workplace assessment tools in order to quantify the various types and extent of risks that are present.
  • Apply knowledge of management of change strategies, common workplace hazards, risk measurement techniques and hazard hierarchy of control measures to promote an organization’s risk-reduction efforts.
  • Consult with management and hourly employees as well as applicable stakeholders in order prioritize the control of elevated people, equipment, property, environmental risks.
  • Develop and implement agreed-upon workplace risk-reduction methods which meet local, state and/or federal regulations/standards as well as best management practices.

The Occupational Safety and Risk Control certificate program is a freestanding credential for non-degree seeking students. The certificate program will require the respective students to complete a minimum of four on-campus / synchronously / asynchronously delivered risk control and safety management program courses that are offered during the fall, spring and/or summer terms.

Admission Requirements and Application Materials

To apply to the certificate program, please complete the online application form.

Tuition & Fees

Customized Instruction at UW Stout can be described as programs that are designed with the adult learner in mind. If you're comparing UW-Stout's customized instruction tuition to our competitors, keep in mind:

  • Customized instruction tuition rate includes the textbook rental fee.
  • There are no additional university-based semester or technology fees.
  • Students in customized instruction programs pay the same rate of tuition regardless if Wisconsin residents, out-of-state or international participants.

Value for Your Money

There’s more to value than just tuition. UW Stout also provides:

  • Program Director – faculty with discipline expertise.
  • Student Services adviser – one point of contact, providing support to students for each program.
  • Course sequences and matrices – know what courses are offered when so you can plan ahead.
  • Courses and programs may be stackable for use in another program.
  • Courses are flexible and convenient for working professionals.

Other universities will present costs and value differently - make sure you're comparing apples to apples.