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Graduate Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth

2013 Fall Term

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3 Units

SAFETY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 582

This course examines the practices and safety-related problems found in the contruction industry. Administrative and organizational issues that impact construction safety programs are examined. Students will be introduced to specific problems and countermeasures for correction through lectures and field experiences. The course provides an overview of applicable OSHA and MSHA standards. Prereq: Consent of instructor.


3 Units

CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT PREVENTION

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 584

A combination of principles and practices designed to provide a basis for understanding the nature of accident prevention, health preservation and loss reduction in construction operations. The topics to be examined include federal safety and health regulations, techniques of hazard control, strategies for minimizing injuries and losses, and sources of assistance in resolving safety and health problems.


3 Units

PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 620

This course addresses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations and the related responsibilities of the safety professional to insure compliance. Areas to be covered are: Safe Drinking Water Act, Storm Water Discharges, Hazardous Waste Disposal, Environmental Audits, Clean Air Act, etc.


3 Units

BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF ACCIDENT PREVENTION

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 650

Selected theories of accident causation and countermeasures are studied. Examination of physiological, medical, psychological, and sociological factors which influence behavior, and methods for modifying unsafe behavior. Prereq: Consent of instructor.


3 Units

APPLIED METHODS IN ERGONOMICS

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 671

Students will study methods and techniques for job and workstation evaluation to identify potential ergonomic hazards that contribute to work-related musculoskeletal disorders. At the conclusion of the course students will be able to select and apply appropriate ergonomics methods and techniques to industry-specific problems.


5 Units

PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 679

An introduction to the science and art of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling the chemical, physical, and biological agents that affect the health and safety of workers. The laboratory provides working knowledge and hands-on experience with equipment for recognizing, analyzing, and evaluating occupational health hazards in industry. One 2.5 hour lecture and one 2.5 hour lab per week.


3 Units

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 683

Emphasis will be on the organizational and administrational problems that relate to risk assessments, occupational accidents, worker compensation management, safety committees and empoyee safety training programs. The course is designed for students majoring in the business related areas and future safety professionals who desire to develop an understanding of these management problems as well as applicable solutions.


3 Units

FIRE PROTECTION/PREVENTION

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 685

Control of fires through study of building construction to prevent fire spread, occupancy-hazard relationships, exposure to and from adjacent occupancies, lifesaving aspects, and the development of professional knowledge of flammable gases, liquids, combustible solids, dusts, chemicals, and explosives. Interpretation of appropriate codes will be covered. Prereq: Consent of instructor.


3 Units

ERGONOMICS

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 688

This course is intended to provide the student with basic introductory information concerning human information processing capabilities and limitations. Ergonomic strategies for preventing manual material handling, repetitive motion injury and ergonomic design and evaluation of man-machine systems will be included in the course. Prereq: Consent of instructor.


3 Units

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 689

This course addresses OSHA, NFPA & ANSI standards as they relate to the use & storage of chemical, biological and rediological hazardous materials in the workplace. Standards to be covered include Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals, Hazardous Chemical Communication, Personal Protective Equipment Regulation, Laboratory Safety Standard, DOT Shipping regulations, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Standards, etc.


1-6 Units

WORKSHOP

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 690

Varaible topics. See Schedule of Classes. Prereq: Consent of Instructor.


3 Units

LEGAL ASPECTS IN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 753

An examination of federal and state laws with legal interpretations having application to safety professionals and industries will be emphasized. Federal acts, such as OSHA, CPSA and others will be dealt with in respect to their involvement with the industry. Liability to individuals and to the public will be stressed.


3 Units

PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 757

This course will introduce the principles of occupational epidemiology and discuss the application of these principles in the recognition, control and prevention of disease and injury. The course will review the etiology of various acute, chronic, infectious, occupational and environmental diseases.


3 Units

READINGS AND RESEARCH IN SAFETY

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 789

Students will examine research and professional issues and apply the information to a problem of their choice. This course will be required of students who choose the non-thesis option of the M.S. in Safety. In lieu of a thesis, students will complete this course and 33 additional graduate credits. This course will provide a "capstone" graduate program experience.


1-6 Units

PRACTICUM

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 793

Safety Studies Practicum.


1-3 Units

INDIVIDUAL STUDIES

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 798

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.


1-6 Units

THESIS RESEARCH

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 799

Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.

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