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Undergraduate Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth

2014 Spring 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

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

MOTOR FLEET SAFETY

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 381

An analysis of fleet safety problems and programs. Detailed study of the truck transportation industry, motor carrier responsibilities, federal regulations and safety supervision programs.


3 Units

SAFETY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 382

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

INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 383

A study of the physical, personnel, and informational aspects of the security field. Concepts of these areas will be integrated with safety management concepts and will be discussed in relationship to industrial and business environments.


3 Units

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH STANDARDS AND APPLICATIONS

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 388

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of occupational safety and health standards and their application for the management of workplace injury prevention and health promotion. Topics to be examined include federal regulations and their interpretations and accident investigation methodologies.


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.


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

ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 472

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 479

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

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

CONSTRUCTION SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 482

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 483

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 485

Control of fire 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 487

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

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.


3 Units

AIR POLLUTION EVALUATION AND CONTROL

Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth 493

This entry-level course presents a broad overview of the major aspects of air pollution evaluation and control. The course includes information about pollutants, pollutant sources, and effects of pollution on human health and the environment, dispersion of pollutants, measurement and control of emissions, and laws and regulations pertaining to air pollution control.


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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