SFTYGEN COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Field trips may be required for any of the courses.
 
 

GENERAL

 SFTYGEN 201     PERSONAL AND PUBLIC SAFETY    GI        3 u
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.

 SFTYGEN 255     ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS    GI         3 u
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.

 SFTYGEN 381/581     MOTOR FLEET SAFETY         3 u
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: SFTYIND 380 or cons instr.

 SFTYGEN 450/650     BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF  ACCIDENT PREVENTION       3 u
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.

 SFTYGEN 453/653     LEGAL ASPECTS IN SAFETY         3 u
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.

 SFTYGEN 470     SEMINAR -- SAFETY         2 u
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 SFTYPRAC 492 and 2.50 GPA in major.

 SFTYGEN 488/688     ERGONOMICS         3 u
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.

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

 SFTYGEN 491/691     TRAVEL STUDY     Repeatable         1-3 u

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

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

TRAFFIC SAFETY

SFTYTRAF 260     BASIC TRAFFIC SAFETY         3 u
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.

 SFTYTRAF 461/661     PROBLEMS AND MATERIALS OF DRIVER EDUCATION        3 u
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: SFTYTRAF 260 or cons instr.

 SFTYTRAF 464     TECHNIQUES OF LABORATORY  INSTRUCTION       1-5 u
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: SFTYTRAF 461 or cons instr.
 
 

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

SFTYIND 380     INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT PREVENTION         3 u
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.

 SFTYIND 382/582     SAFETY IN THE CONSTRUCTION  INDUSTRY       3 u
This course examines the practices and safety-related problems found in the construction 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: SFTYIND 380 or consent of instructor.

 SFTYIND 383/583     INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY         3 u
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.

SFTYIND 384/584  CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT  PREVENTION       3 u
 A combination of principles and practices designed to provide a basis for understanding the nature of accident prevention, health preservation and loss reduction in construction operations. The topics to be examined include federal safety and health regulations, techniques of hazard control, strategies for minimizing injuries and losses, and sources of assistance in resolving safety and health problems.
Prereq: SFTYIND 382/582 or consent of instructor.

 SFTYIND 420/620     PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY        3 u
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: SFTYGEN 102 and CHEM 104 or one year of general college chemistry and SFTYIND 380.

SFTYIND 457/657     PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY        3 u
 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: ECON 245 or EDFOUND 482 or MATH 231

 SFTYIND 480/680     INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE INSTRUMENTATION       3 u
 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.

 SFTYIND 481     ANALYSIS AND DESIGN FOR SAFETY  IN INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONS        3 u
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 SFTYIND 380

SFTYIND 482/682  CONSTRUCTION SAFETY  MANAGEMENT        3 u
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.
Prereq: SFTYIND 384/584

SFTYIND 483/683     INDUSTRIAL SAFETY  MANAGEMENT       3 u
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: SFTYIND 380 or cons instr.

 SFTYIND 484/684     INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE         3 u
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.

 SFTYIND 485/685     FIRE PROTECTION/PREVENTION         3 u
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.

 SFTYIND 486/686     SAFE HANDLING OF MATERIALS         3 u
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: SFTYIND 380 or cons instr.

 SFTYIND 487/687     PRODUCT SAFETY         3 u
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: SFTYIND 380 or cons instr.

 SFTYIND 489/689     CHEMICAL SAFETY         3 u
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.

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

PRACTICUM

SFTYPRAC 492     FIELDWORK INTERNSHIP IN  SAFETY       1-12 u
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 units in major/degree. Prereq: Consent of Coordinator of Field Experiences and concurrent enrollment in SFTYGEN 470 and 2.50 GPA in major.
 
 

UW Logo Registrar's Office - UW-Whitewater
For comments: registrar@mail.uww.edu.
Last revised on May 20, 2002 by MAR
URL: http://www.uww.edu/catalog