CMOSH (Construction Management Occupational Safety and Health) is an exciting new track offered within the Master of Science in Construction Management degree program at the University of Washington. The track aims to produce future construction management leaders who will have the knowledge and skills to integrate project management and occupational health and safety for true project success. CMOSH students will have a well-rounded and interdisciplinary learning experience covering subjects from construction management, occupational health and safety, and industry practices. The CMOSH track is affiliated with the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety at the University of Washington – a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Education and Research Center – that offers opportunities to network with students, faculty, and industry partners interested in health and safety issues in other disciplines.
The construction industry contributes substantially to the U.S. domestic GDP and employs approximately 9.8 million people each a year. However, the industry is also one of the most dangerous sectors in the U.S. Graduates of the CMOSH track will obtain the skills necessary to incorporate occupational health and safety practices into construction planning and implementation. This has the potential to save lives, reduce injuries, and improve worker wellness, while at the same time reducing the risks of losing skilled labor and lost productivity for construction companies. The CMOSH track provides a unique specialization in occupational health and safety issues to the Construction Management degree program.
The CMOSH track is excellent for construction management related B.S. graduates, industry practitioners wishing to advance their careers, Occupational Safety and Health specialists interested in establishing themselves in construction, as well as professionals from other disciplines like architecture, business and civil engineering.
Associate Prof. Ken-Yu Lin, Department of Construction Management
Associate Prof. Edmund Seto, Department of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences