About the Department of Safety Sciences

  • Johnson Hall, home of the IUP Department of Safety Sciences

    The Department of Safety Sciences was established in 1971 in what is now the College of Health and Human Services to conduct professional programs in safety management. 

    The program evolved into safety sciences in the 1980s, and a master’s degree program was added. Today, the department offers a bachelor of science degree in safety, health, and environmental (SHE) applied sciences and master of science and doctoral degrees in safety sciences.

    We’ve educated more than 3,000 safety and health professionals, with employment placement rates ranging from 60 to 90 percent. Our graduates have excelled in their careers and are employed in a variety of industries, such as chemicals, construction, steel, consulting, insurance, and manufacturing.

    Our outstanding facilities include industrial hygiene, fire safety, construction, and ergonomics labs and more.

  • PA OSHA Consultation Program
    Assistance for private-sector employers in the commonwealth in understanding and voluntarily complying with applicable safety/health regulations enforced by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration.