Health and Safety Training
Columbia Southern University, which offers an associate’s degree in applied science in Occupational Safety and Health, is now accepting the OSHA Hazwoper 40 training course as taught by OSHA-Pros for college credit towards their degree program. The course be substituted for Columbia Southern’s BOS 3125 Hazardous Material Management course, and students will receive 3 hours of college credit for it.
The 40 hour Hazwoper training course covers the handling of hazardous chemicals and safety precautions needed to avoid the dangers of exposure to these chemicals. Workers who are involved in emergency response operations, clean-up operations, or are employed at hazardous waste sites will gain an understanding of the OSHA regulations under standard 29 CFR 1910.120 regarding the safe storage, treatment, and disposal of hazardous materials.
The Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Safety & Health offered by Columbia Southern University is recognized by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals towards obtaining the designation of Associate Safety Professional and Certified Safety Professional. The degree program takes approximately 3 years to complete. For more information on the degree program visit Columbia Southern University
OSHA-Pros offers the 40 hour Hazwoper course online, which allows the student flexibility in scheduling and the convenience of being able to take the course from home. Students who take the course as a work requirement must also complete additional training from their employers on the jobsite, plus complete 3 days of supervised field experience under a trained supervisor provided by their employer to meet OSHA standards.
Upon completion of the course you will receive a Department of Labor Wallet Card. A temporary certificate can be printed until your Wallet Card arrives, which can take several weeks. The Wallet Card (or temporary certificate) can be provided to employers to verify successful completion of the Hazwoper 40 hour course. And if you choose to receive 3 hours of college credit towards the Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University the card will serve as proof of your completion of the course.