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Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health

Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon, the RWU Colleague system will be unavailable for a short time due to system upgrades. This will mean that you will not be able to register online, access your grades, request transcripts, etc. until the system is reactivated. We anticipate that the Colleague system will be available again by May 11, 2015. We will notify you when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.

Please submit all requests to and they will be processed based upon the date of receipt.

To ensure that you are enrolled in the Summer and Fall course(s) of your choice, you are encouraged to register online for courses prior to May 1st. Students who cannot register by May 1st can take advantage of the following options:

  1. Contact your academic advisor who will complete the Summer and/or Fall registration form(s) on your behalf and document your request so SCS can manually enroll you in the course(s). Students who have questions regarding their assigned advisor can contact Mary Cooney at 401-254-4805 or
  2. Register online when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.


Certificate in Environmental and Occupational Safety and Health

 This program provides individuals with the technical and professional knowledge and skills required to improve health and safety practices in the workplace. The program is designed to increase the knowledge and expertise of personnel associated with the field of occupational safety and health. Enrollment in a degree program is not required for enrollment in the certificate program. However, students interested in pursuing a degree may apply the credits earned through this certificate program to selected baccalaureate degree programs.

Required (12 credits):

IT 215 Hazardous Materials Safety Management  
IT 275 Principles of Industrial Hygiene  
IT 357 Occupational Safety and Health Regulatory Issues  
IT 457 Workplace Safety and Health  

Electives (6 credits):

IT 241 Introduction to Environmental Studies  
IT 325 Methods and Materials of Occupational Safety & Health Education  
IT 328 Ergonomics  
IT 242 Introduction to Solid and Hazardous Waste Management  
IT 411 ISO 14000 Series of International Environmental Standards  
PLS 250 Workers’ Compensation