Safety and Health Associate (SHA) – Construction Industry Concentration

Designed for safety professionals at all levels, or those who are transitioning into a safety role, participants can earn a Safety and Health Associate (SHA) certificate after successfully completing a minimum of seven courses. Our safety programs provide real-world safety training that can be immediately applied in the workplace, giving you the knowledge in many safety and health subjects that will allow you to build upon your safety expertise.

Participants must successfully complete three required courses and four elective courses totaling a minimum of 68 contact hours through the Great Lakes OSHA Education Center.* The certificate program can be completed in as little as six months to one calendar year.

Individuals completing the SHA program will be recognized by their peers as having achieved a superior safety education and will gain credentials that will help them stand out from other safety professionals.


Five Steps to Completing your Safety Certificate

  1. Enroll as a certificate program member ($50 membership fee) to receive a 10% discount on each course in your program.
  2. Register for classes using your discount code.
  3. Complete all required and elective classes.
  4. Contact [email protected] to confirm your completion status and receive your certificate and digital badge.
  5. Accept your digital badge and add it to your LinkedIn profile or email signature.

To learn more, please call 734.487.2259 or email [email protected]. If you're ready to get started, enroll now.

Required Courses

  • OSHA #510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction (26)
  • OSHA #7500 Introduction to Safety and Health Management (5.5)
  • OSHA #7505 Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation (14)

Elective Courses

  • OSHA #521 OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene (26)  or Industrial Hygiene – Online (26)
  • OSHA #2255 Principles of Ergonomics (18) or Principles of Ergonomics – Online (18)
  • OSHA #7300 Understanding OSHA’s Permit-Required Confined Space Standard (7)
    or OSHA #2264 Permit-Required Confined Space Entry (20)
    or Permit Required Confined Spaces – Online (20)
  • OSHA #3095 Electrical Standards (26)
  • OSHA #7410 Managing Excavation/Trenching Operations (6.5)
    or OSHA #3015 Excuvation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics (20) or
    Trenching and Excavation Qualified Person (8)
  • OSHA #7405 Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry (5) or OSHA #3115 Fall Protection (18) or Fall Protection/Competent Person – Online (8)
  • OSHA #7105 Evacuation and Emergency Planning (4)
  • OSHA #7110 Safe Bolting: Principles and Practices (7)
  • OSHA #7205 Health Hazard Awareness (6)
  • OSHA #7400 Occupational Noise Exposure Standards (5.5)
  • OSHA #7845 Recordkeeping Rule Seminar (4)

*You may transfer up to two OSHA numbered courses from another OTI Education Center for this certificate. 

Certificates must be completed within five years; courses completed more than five years ago may not be applied towards the certificate.


Here's what participants are saying about this program.

Miamee Bucella

March 2021 Certificate Program Graduate

The most valuable part was not only the information that was being given to me to improve my career. But being able to listen to other classmates input, questions and situations they have been in. It helped me learn how to handle things in different ways with different people and situations.

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