460 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Field trips may be required for any of the courses.

GENERAL (460)

 460-251 INTRODUCTION TO SAFETY 3 cr
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.

460-255 ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS         GI          3 cr
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.

 460-381/581 MOTOR FLEET SAFETY 3 cr
An analysis of fleet safety problems and programs. Detailed study of the truck transportation industry, motor carrier responsibilities, federal regulations and safety supervision programs.
Prereq: 462-380 or cons instr.

 460-450/650 BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF ACCIDENT PREVENTION 3 cr
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.
Prereq: Soph st or cons instr.

 460-453/653 LEGAL ASPECTS IN SAFETY 3 cr
An examination of federal and state laws with judicial interpretations having application to traffic, school, and occupational safety, and the liability of public officials. Problems such as teacher liability, professional liability, workers' compensation, insurance, and product safety laws will be dealt with in respect to their involvement with either industrial, school, or public liability.
Prereq: Jr st or cons instr.

  460-470 SEMINAR SAFETY 2 cr
This seminar will provide emphasis on independent study research and inquiry and an opportunity for discussion and evaluation of professional internship experiences.
Prereq: Department approval required. Concurrent enrollment in 469-492 and 2.50 GPA in major.

 460-488/688 ERGONOMICS 3 cr
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: Cons instr.

 460-490/690 WORKSHOPS IN SAFETY EDUCATION 1-6 cr
Repeatable three times for a maximum of 9 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

 460-491/691 TRAVEL STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable

460-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-3 cr
Repeatable three times for a maximum of 9 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

 460-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY                            1-4 cr
May be retaken four times for a maximum of 4 credits in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of department. Restricted to students with Jr or Sr standing and majors, minors and licensure/certification candidates.

TRAFFIC SAFETY (461)

461-260 BASIC TRAFFIC SAFETY 3 cr
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.

461-461/661 PROBLEMS AND MATERIALS OF DRIVER EDUCATION 3 cr
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.
Prereq: 461-260 or cons instr.

461-464 TECHNIQUES OF LABORATORY INSTRUCTION 1-5 cr
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.
Prereq: 461-461 or cons instr.

 INDUSTRIAL SAFETY (462 & 463)

462-380 INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT PREVENTION 3 cr
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.

 462-382/582 SAFETY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 3 cr
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.
Prereq: 462-380 or consent of instructor.

 462-383/583 INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY 3 cr
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.

 462-457/657 PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY 3 cr
This course will introduce the principles of occupational epidemiology and discuss the application of these principles in the recognition, control and prevention of disease and injury. The course will review the etiology of various acute, chronic, infectious, occupational and environmental diseases.
Prereq: 230-245 or 423-482 or 760-231

 462-480/680 INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE INSTRUMENTATION 3 cr
Occupational Safety students will gain a working knowledge of Industrial Hygiene and Safety equipment, which will aid them in recognizing, analyzing, and evaluating specific health hazards in industrial settings. Chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic hazards will be evaluated for potential hazards involving: noise, heat, cold, ionizing radiation, nonionizing radiation, ventilation, electrical illumination, hazardous atmospheres, and other related environments.
Prereq: CHEM 102 and CHEM 104 or one year of general college chemistry, SFTYIND 484 or con reg or cons instr.

462-481 ANALYSIS AND DESIGN FOR SAFETY IN INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONS   3 cr
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.
Prereq: Senior status and 462-380

 462-483/683 INDUSTRIAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT 3 cr
Emphasis will be on the organizational and administrational problems that relate to an occupational accident prevention program. The course is especially designed for students majoring in the business related areas as well as teachers and future safety professionals who desire to emphasize an understanding of these management problems as well as some applicable solutions.
Prereq: 462-380 or cons instr.

462-484/684 INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE 3 cr
An introduction to the science and art of industrial hygiene, including the chemical, physical, and biological agents which affect the health and safety of employees; the application of control measures for the various agents.
Prereq: BIOLOGY 120, PHYSCS 130, CHEM 102, CHEM 104 or cons instr.

 462-485/685 FIRE PROTECTION/PREVENTION 3 cr
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.
Prereq: CHEM 102 and CHEM 104 or one year of general college chemistry or cons instr.

 462-486/686 SAFE HANDLING OF MATERIALS 3 cr
Students will study the mechanical and manual safe handling of materials as major contributors to accident causation in industry. Using a systems safety approach, students will be exposed to personnel training and placement, equipment operation and maintenance, flow of materials, and the handling of hazardous materials.
Prereq: 462-380 or cons instr.

 462-487/687 PRODUCT SAFETY 3 cr
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.
Prereq: 462-380 or cons instr.

 462-489/689 CHEMICAL SAFETY 3 cr
This course addresses OSHA, NFPA & ANSI standards as they relate to the use & storage of chemicals in the workplace. Standards to be covered are Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals, Hazardous Chemical Communication, Personal Protective Equipment Regulation, Laboratory Safety Standard, DOT Shipping Requirements, etc.
Prereq: CHEM 102 and CHEM 104 or one year of general college chemistry or cons instr.

 462-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-3 cr
A course which offers study in special topics in safety which are not regularly included in the curriculum.
Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in degree.

 463-420/620 PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY 3 cr
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.
Prereq: CHEM 102 and CHEM 104 or one year of general college chemistry and SFTYIND 380.

 PRACTICUM (469)

 469-492 FIELDWORK INTERNSHIP IN SAFETY 1-12 cr
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.
Repeatable two times for maximum of 12 credits in major/degree.
Prereq: Consent of Coordinator of Field Experiences and concurrent enrollment in 460-470 and 2.50 GPA in major.

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