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Department of occupational safety and health


First Intake - September 2021

About the Department of Occupational Safety and Health


Department of occupational safety and health, NSU is home to many safety programs and its also the only one to offer BS Occupational safety and health in Pakistan. The department is progressing in its academic programs, labs and skills development, industrial linkages and accreditations among the other. At OSH department NSU, We'll give you all the confidence, skills, and plenty of hands-on experience you need to be an effective leader in occupational safety and health. Many of the courses in occupational safety and health include a lab and practical skills. You also get opportunities to take part in simulated drills and incident scenarios. You can apply what you learn outside of the classroom. Our internship experience lets you choose from many nation-wide top employers. These include governmental agencies, consulting, manufacturing, agriculture, insurance, and construction. You'll work directly with professionals in the field, protecting people from harm in the workplace.

The BS occupational safety and health programme provides deeper knowledge on Occupational Safety and Health in an effort to protect workers from hazards at the workplace. You will explore a variety of subjects related to this field such as safety & health regulations, construction safety, industrial hygiene, OSH risk management, emergency response plan and accident investigation among others. All the hands-on experience offered with our program mirrors what you'll be doing as a professional. Not only will you be well-prepared for your career, you'll also graduate from our program with a professional certification. The programme will provide you with a range of theoretical and practical skills to enable you to practice across a range of industries and environments. Our BS program will based on sound foundations as stated in the federal Occupational Health and Safety draft 2018, and Punjab Occupational Health and Safety Act 2018 with a syllabus that focuses on specific aspects of occupational health and safety management. With this degree in hand, employment in the OSH field becomes more promising due to the shortage of OSH experts especially in the manufacturing, services, construction, oil and gas industries in Pakistan and Gulf countries.

Why Occupational Safety and Health

Occupational safety and health professionals protect us from harm in the workplace. This can include anything from equipment to work culture to natural disasters and more. A lot of work in the field is about prevention. When accidents do happen, occupational safety and health professionals use their expertise to identify the problem and develop plans to prevent accidents from happening again. Thanks to their efforts, people are able to return home from work healthy and whole, and employers can expect fewer losses from accidents. It takes confidence and experience to recognize and control workplace safety.

Career Prospects

  • OSH Specialist
  • Health Inspector
  • Safety Officer
  • Trainer
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • HSE Consultant
  • Safety and Health Officer (SHO),
  • Construction & Building Supervisors
  • Facilities Manager

Employment sectors

  • Heavy Industry facilities
  • Oil & gas facilities
  • Chemical factories
  • Production plants
  • Training institutes
  • Construction firms
  • Manufacturing units
  • Services sectors