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Environmental Health and Safety


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100% Online: Concentration in Environmental Health and Safety

A concentration in Environmental Health and Safety is available to all programs except Environmental Health and Safety.

Concentration Highlights:

  • Improve your job readiness by learning additional skills necessary in today’s workplace, while working towards your undergraduate degree.
  • Concentrations appear on your transcript so future employers know what skills you’ve acquired. 
  • One-on-one academic and professional advising Our world-class faculty and trained staff strive to make your professional and academic goals a reality.
  • Unity College is an accredited institution by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
  • Learn about environmental health and safety and how to protect the environment.
  • Study when and where you want and finish your degree while still working full-time.
  • Make professional connections with leaders in your field. 
  • Get job placement assistance through our career development department.
  • Eight start dates per year

To obtain this concentration, complete the following courses:

  • EVHS 205 Occupational Safety and Health

    In this course, students examine occupational safety and health practices needed to address occupational safety and health issues in the workplace. Students will employ regulatory standards as a guide to apply policies, procedures, standards and occupational safety and health principles. Topics will include industry recognized best practices, origin of the standards, the process and rules of inspections, citations and penalties, and policies.

  • EVHS 210 Fire Protection and Safety

    This course introduces students to the fundamentals and theories of how fires start, spread, and are controlled. Students will learn about basic fire chemistry principles such as properties of solids, liquids, and gases, and fire combustion and behavior. Finally, students will learn about the laws applied to fire prevention, including federal fire safety requirements for industry and commerce, solving technical problems encountered, recognition of hazards, prevention of fires and inspection techniques.

  • EVHS 305 Construction Safety

    Construction workers are some of the most at risk workers in any industry. That is why it is important to understand the foundations of accident prevention in the building and construction industry. This class introduces students practical applications of safety analysis and management. Students will learn about past incidents through case studies and explore topics such as reporting unwanted occurrences, incident databases, safety performance indicators, and accident investigation. Students then will learn about how to prevent accidents for future conditions, learning risk analysis, preliminary hazard analysis, and job safety analysis. This course will emphasize using data and data analysis to make decisions.

Last Updated on November 7, 2022