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Graduate Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth

2017 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.


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

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

ERGONOMICS

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.


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.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

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.


3 Units

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.


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.

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