The Environmental Safety and Health program has been permanently closed to all entering students including those wishing to declare the major for fall 2011. Current majors should contact the School of Math Science & Engineering for more information about completing the program.
Max Salazar Hall - Main Campus
Room 563 - 5th Floor
Phone: (505) 224-3561
School of Math, Science and Engineering
Program information is available from the School of Math, Science and Engineering Office at (505) 224-3561. cnm.edu/depts/mse/
Students will learn how to analyze work environments and design programs to control, eliminate and prevent disease or injury. The aim is to increase worker productivity by reducing absenteeism and equipment downtime in addition to saving money by lowering insurance premiums, workers’ compensation payments, and preventing government fines. Toward the end of program students will develop methods to predict hazards from historical data and other information sources, evaluate the probability and severity of accidents and identify where controls need to be implemented to reduce or eliminate risk.
Career and Educational Opportunities
In addition to working for governments, occupational health and safety technicians are employed in manufacturing firms; public and private hospitals; educational services; scientific and technical consulting services; administrative and support services; and support activity for mining. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics job growth is currently faster than average.