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November 19, 2007

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
Public Affairs Specialist
News and Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.565.5769

New Certification for Industrial Safety Degrees at UT Tyler

Industrial safety majors at The University of Texas at Tyler will now have new benefits attached to their degree, Dr. Jim Tarter, UT Tyler College of Business and Technology dean, announced.


The Institute for Safety and Health Management officially recognized UT Tyler’s bachelor of science and master of science degrees in industrial safety as meeting requirements for the associate safety and health manager certification. 


Students graduating from this program may now apply immediately for the ASHM certification, and with two years experience in the safety and health management field, apply for and take the safety and health manager certificate exam. This creates a three-year reduction to the normal waiting period for these certifications and exams.   


“This degree program recognition by the institute will greatly enhance the professional growth opportunities for environmental health and safety students at the undergraduate and graduate levels of study both before and after their respective graduation,” said visiting professor of industrial safety Dr. James Harbaugh, who also serves as the industrial safety programs coordinator.


Through its certification program, ISHM promotes the advancement of safety management through the application of management principles and the integration of safety into all levels and activities of management. For additional information about the institute, visit http://www.ishm.org.


For more information, contact Harbaugh, 903.566.7331 or jharbaugh@uttyler.edu.


One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 70 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.

 

 
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