Graduate Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth
2017 Fall Term
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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.
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.
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.
Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 668
Study of human capabilities and limitations (physical, perceptual and cognitive) as the basis for improving human interactions with products, workstations and jobs. Review of human anatomical, physiological, perceptual and psychomotor characteristics applied to human-machine systems to enhance worker comfort, safety, health and productivity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ADVANCED TOPICS IN INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 779
The course will address industrial hygiene topics from the perspective of an EHS manager. Topics include adjustment of occupational exposure limits for various working conditions, alternative methods of assessment, emergency response, and comprehensive health and safety program management. Professional issues including leadership, risk communication, and ethics will also be discussed.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT
Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 783
This course is designed for Occupational Safety majors, prior to fieldwork experience. Attention will be given to the environmental safety management structures and Risk Management and loss control functions within multi-facility corporate structures. Emphasis will be placed on developing multi-facility risk management and loss control programs.
READINGS AND RESEARCH IN SAFETY
Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 789
Under the direction of a faculty member the student will examine current research and professional practices and apply that knowledge to an ESH problem. The course serves as the capstone experience and requires the successful completion of a research paper.
Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 798
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.