Graduate Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth
2018 Spring 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.
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.
ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS
Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 672
This course focuses on the specific needs of key industries that present high incidence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. These industries display specific working conditions with large and diverse workforces. In addition, ergonomic issues of work populations with special needs are also reviewed. The course will involve applied problem solving projects in different work settings.
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.
CONSTRUCTION SAFETY MANAGEMENT
Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 682
An examination of the practices of managing occupational safety and health programs in the construction field. The course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of how the regulatory and financial responsibilities of accident prevention, health preservation and loss reduction in construction operations are met.
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.
Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 687
An analysis of the trends of the product liability problem and the agencies regulating products. Special emphasis will be given to legal theories related to product liability and landmark litigation providing the basis for case law. A substantial portion of the course will be devoted to examining the elements of product safety programming.
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.
Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 784
Study of methods for job and workstation analysis aiming at the identification, characterization and mitigation of ergonomic hazards. Review of common musculoskeletal disorders, their etiology, epidemiology and prevention. Examination of high-risk industries and their specific needs. Selection and application of appropriate methods to different settings and industries.
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.