Graduate Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth
2020 Spring Term
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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.
RESEARCH METHODS IN ESH
This course introduces key concepts and skill development in scientific inquiry in Environmental Safety & Health. The course covers: foundations for scientific inquiry, types of research methodology, validity and reliability (biases & error), how to search for and review research literature, basic understanding of statistical significance, and how to develop research question/hypotheses.
Review the unique risks presented within healthcare safety environment of care to the patients served, the employees and medical staff who use and manage it, and others who enter the environment. Discuss a proactive risk assessment approach to identifying and maintaining an environmental safety program based on applicable laws, regulations, and accreditation standards designed to manage the specific identified risks.
This course addresses current environmental issues of importance to ESH professionals and their associated regulations. Federal and State regulations having application to the current environmental issues will be emphasized.
SYSTEM SAFETY ANALYSIS
Introduction to the system technique as applied to the recognition of potential accident situations in occupational environments. Concentration will be on the qualitative aspects of safety, utilizing numerous examples and problems.
READINGS AND RESEARCH IN SAFETY
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.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.