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Undergraduate Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth

2014 Summer Term

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3 Units

PERSONAL AND PUBLIC SAFETY

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 201

Presents a systematic account of the foundations of safety to students with little previous knowledge of the subject. It presents the accident problem, philosophical implications, concepts of accident causation and countermeasures, and an overview of specific areas of safety concern: fire, water safety, traffic, disasters, etc.


3 Units

ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 255

An investigation into the physiological, psychological and sociological problems presented by the use of alcohol and other drugs. Prevention and treatment programs will be examined. Other areas of study will include alcohol and traffic safety, alcohol and other drugs education and employee assistance programs.


3 Units

BASIC TRAFFIC SAFETY

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 260

Presents the traffic problem in today's society with an overview of the concepts used in traffic accident prevention. Human, vehicle, environmental and legal factors are studied in their relationship to the total problem.


3 Units

INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT PREVENTION

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 380

A combination of principles and practices designed to provide the student with a basis for understanding the nature of occupational accident prevention and loss reduction. The topics to be examined include legislative aspects, accident causation, strategies for minimizing injuries and losses, and sources of assistance in resolving safety and health problems.


3 Units

PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 420

This course addresses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations and the related responsibilities of the safety professional to insure compliance. Areas to be covered are: Safe Drinking Water Act, Storm Water Discharges, Hazardous Waste Disposal, Environmental Audits, Clean Air Act, etc.


3 Units

BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF ACCIDENT PREVENTION

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 450

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.


3 Units

FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 453

An examination of federal and state laws with judicial and regulatory interpretations having application to the management of the occupational and environmental safety & health responsibilities of private sector firms in the United States.


3 Units

PROBLEMS AND MATERIALS OF DRIVER EDUCATION

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 461

Emphasis is placed on driver and traffic safety education professional issues and classroom curricular content, methods and resources. Organization and administration of the high school program will also be examined.


1-5 Units

TECHNIQUES OF LABORATORY INSTRUCTION

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 464

A variable credit course designed to provide the student with the techniques of the in-car, simulation, and multiple car methods of laboratory instruction. Practical experience with beginning drivers will be arranged. Credit is determined by number of phases of laboratory instruction in which student participates.


2 Units

SEMINAR-SAFETY

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 470

This seminar will provide emphasis on independent study research and inquiry and an opportunity for discussion and evaluation of professional internship experiences.


3 Units

ANALYSIS AND DESIGN FOR SAFETY IN INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONS

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 481

The course examines the need for an interpretation of occupational safety and health standards. Emphasis is placed on local, state, federal and association standards to numerous applications including materials handling and storage, powered industrial trucks, machine guarding, working with hot and cold metals, welding and cutting, electrical hazards and flammable and combustible liquids. Class visitations to selected industries will be scheduled to assist students in understanding industrial and plant processes and to recognize potential hazards.


3 Units

ERGONOMICS

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 488

This course is intended to provide the student with basic introductory information concerning human information processing capabilities and limitations. Ergonomic strategies for preventing manual material handling, repetitive motion injury and ergonomic design and evaluation of man-machine systems will be included in the course. Prereq: Consent of Instructor.


1-12 Units

FIELDWORK INTERNSHIP IN SAFETY

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 492

Offered on a satisfactory/no credit grade basis only. Internship students will be assigned to a company or governmental agency according to their interests to study in the field under the joint direction of the organization's Safety Manager and a University Supervisor. Students will be required to work with administrative and operational personnel at various levels. Written documentation of experiences will be required.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of 3 units in major/degree.

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