A leading program in the field of occupational health and safety.


Providing qualified specialist in education, research, and community service in the field of occupational health and safety.


The Academic Program of the Environmental Health Department is the Occupational Health and Safety Program, which generally aims to prepare an occupational health and safety specialist with the following skills:

  • Familiarity with the concepts of occupational health and safety.
  • Apply risk management principles to anticipate, identify, evaluate, and control the risks that employees are exposed to while performing their work
  • Interpreting and applying local and international legislative requirements and best practices in the work environment
  • Inspection and auditing of compliance with occupational health and safety standards in the work environment.
  • Understanding and evaluating individual and group behavior to develop a healthy and safe work environment
  • Understanding the organizational culture and its impact on the health and safety of the work environment
  • Using effective communication, technology and modern applications appropriate for work assignments.
  • Design, support and evaluation of occupational health and safety programs for various work environments

Fields of Employment

The role of the occupational health and safety specialist is central to community service and he can serve in many public and private sectors such as:

  • The industrial sector of all kinds.
  • The health sector in its various forms.
  • The government sector, such as municipalities and secretariats, and the Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture.
  • The regulatory sector, such as the Met Office, the Environment Protection Authority, the Food and Drug Authority.
  • Civil Defense and National Guard agencies.
  • Occupational health and safety departments in the military and police sector.

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Published on: 14 May 2014
Last update on: 17 November 2021
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