Georgia Tech Professional Education held an Introduction to Safety and Health Program Management (OTI 7500) course on the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus. The course provided an overview of the components to create a successful safety and health management system. Benefits include lower accident-related costs, reduced absenteeism, lower turnover, higher productivity, and improved employee morale.

“By using interactive assignments and thought-provoking group projects, students received a strong understanding of the benefits in implementing a safety and health management system in the workplace,” Daniel J. Ortiz, Director of the Occupational Safety and Health Program. “Key topics such as work site analysis, hazard prevention and control, safety and health training, and complete program evaluation will be discussed to teach participants how to create a successful safety and health management system.”

The course is taught by Georgia Tech faculty Damon Nix and Thomas Dean, with extensive experience with health program management. Nix serves as a safety specialist with the Georgia Tech Safety and Health Consultation Program, providing safety and health consultation services to small businesses throughout Georgia. Dean has a diverse background in occupational safety as an industrial hygienist and safety consultant in various industries, including work for the Kennedy Space Center and the World Trade Center in New York, NY.

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About Georgia Tech Professional Education

Georgia Tech Professional Education is an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology,which consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Professional Education offers professional master's programs, short courses, and certificate programsto meet the needs of working professionals and industry partners. Programs are available worldwide through a variety of face-to-face, blended learning, and online formats. In addition to professional course offerings, the division administers K-12 outreach and English as a Second Language programs, and manages meeting and event facilities. Professional Education serves and educates more than 3,100 companies and over 13,000 individuals on an annual basis, and is located at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Centerin Atlanta and at the Georgia Tech-Savannahcampus.

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