Undergraduate Safety-Occ and Env Sfty & Hlth
2021 Summer Term
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PERSONAL AND PUBLIC SAFETY
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.
ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS
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.
INTRODUCTION TO OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH
Students will review case studies of historical events, investigate professional OSH organizations, and learn to utilize OSH regulatory and consensus standards websites as an introduction to the basic practice of hazard identification and assessment, control strategies, and basic safety program development.
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH STANDARDS AND APPLICATIONS
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.
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.
FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
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.
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.
FIELDWORK INTERNSHIP IN SAFETY
Offered on a satisfactory/no credit grade basis only. Students are required to secure their own internships. Hosting organizations must have a safety supervisor on-site, and the majority of internship activities be safety-related. Internships need to be pre-approved by the OESH coordinator. Students will be supervised by the organization's safety manager and an OESH instructor. Interns will document their field experiences.
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.