Graduate Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth
2015 Spring Term
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SAFETY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
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.
INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY
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.
BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF ACCIDENT PREVENTION
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.
ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY & HEALTH LAW
An examination of federal and state laws with legal interpretations having application to safety professionals and industries will be emphasized. Federal acts, such as OSHA, CPSA and others will be dealt with in respect to their involvement with the industry. Liability to individuals and to the public will be stressed.
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
Students will examine research and professional issues and apply the information to a problem of their choice. This course will be required of students who choose the non-thesis option of the M.S. in Safety. In lieu of a thesis, students will complete this course and 33 additional graduate credits. This course will provide a "capstone" graduate program experience.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member.