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Graduate Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth

2018 Spring 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

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

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.


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

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.


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

PRODUCT SAFETY

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.


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

ADVANCED ERGONOMICS

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.


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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