Falls while on the job are a leading cause of
work-related death nationwide and the third leading cause of death in Montana. Montana Tech’s Safety Health and Industrial Hygiene department looks to limit that number with a unique hands-on safety training for tech students in their campus OSHA lab.
Falls while on the job are a leading cause of death nationwide and the third leading cause of death in Montana. Montana Tech’s Safety Health and Industrial Hygiene department look to limit that number with hands-on safety training for tech students in their unique on-campus OSHA lab.
The lab is equipped with different ladders, harnesses, fall arrest systems, and other safety gear that allow students the opportunity to get familiar with fall protection equipment. The work that happens in the lab helps students to go out into the industrial workforce and train employees to avoid those potential dangers. They believe combining classroom work with hands-on safety instruction in the lab gives Montana Tech students a far greater education than those coming from programs without this kind of lab.
Montana Tech’s Safety, Health and Industrial Hygiene Department prepares students for successful safety and health careers. At Montana Tech, the Occupational Safety & Health degree (OSH) is an interdisciplinary major in health sciences and engineering that gives students the advantage of being highly skilled in a unique major that supports a variety of businesses. OSH students mimic real-world situations in the lab. Nearly all graduates have rewarding careers as OSH professionals working in positions aimed at helping employees perform their work safely in a workplace free from recognized hazards.