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Occupational & Environmental Safety And Health


The Master of Science (M.S.) Degree program in Safety is designed to develop an advanced understanding of general and specific issues relevant to occupational and environmental safety. Students will develop skills in collecting, analyzing, drawing conclusions from data. Courses will include preparation and delivery of oral and written reports and projects relevant to accident investigations, job safety analyses, health concerns, workers’ compensation issues, fire protection measures, workplace ergonomics assessment and hazard investigation.

Program Coordinator:


Alvaro Taveira
Winther 6040
Phone: (262) 472-5427
Email: taveiraa@uww.edu

Department Program Assistant:


Winther 6034
Phone: (262) 472-1117
Email: safety@uww.edu

Additional Admission Requirements:


Three letters of recommendation supporting the candidate’s ability to do graduate level work, a successful interview with the Program Coordinator, and meeting the prerequisites listed below.


Degree Requirements:

Thirty-six units of course work which may include a practicum, successful completion of an oral defense of a thesis, or the successful completion of a research paper and a written comprehensive exam. At least 18 units must be completed in 700-level courses.

 


SAFETY (M.S.)

 

PREREQUISITES (OR EQUIVALENTS)


All prerequisites must be completed prior to enrolling in the second semester of the master's program. (Effective fall 07)


1. SAFETY 380 INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT PREVENTION
2. CHEM 102 CHEMISTRY
3. MATH 231 UNDERSTANDING PROBABILITY & STATISTICS

 

CORE COURSES - 18-30 UNITS

SAFETY 711 PRINCIPLES OF INSTITIONAL SAFETY
SAFETY 752 SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS
SAFETY 753 LEGAL ASPECTS IN OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY
SAFETY 757 PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
SAFETY 783 ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT
SAFETY 787 SYSTEM SAFETY ANALYSIS
SAFETY 790 WORKSHOP
SAFETY 793 PRACTICUM
(MAY BE WAIVED FOR THOSE WITH APPROPRIATE WORK EXPERIENCE.)
SAFETY 798 INDIVIDUAL STUDIES IN SAFETY

RESEARCH REQUIREMENTS - 6-9 UNITS

EDFOUND 740 TECHNIQUES OF RESEARCH
SAFETY 799 THESIS RESEARCH or
SAFETY 789 READINGS AND RESEARCH IN SAFETY*

 

*Students electing SAFETY 789 Readings and Research as part of their Research Requirements need to take a mandatory Comprehensive Examination.

 

SUGGESTED EXPANSION COURSES - 0-18 UNITS

SAFETY 581 MOTOR FLEET SAFETY
SAFETY 582 SAFETY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
SAFETY 583 INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY
SAFETY 584 CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT PREVENTION
SAFETY 620 PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
SAFETY 650 BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF ACCIDENT PREVENTION
SAFETY 671 APPLIED METHODS IN ERGONOMICS
SAFETY 672 ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS
SAFETY 679 PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
SAFETY 682 CONSTRUCTION SAFETY MANAGEMENT
SAFETY 683 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT
SAFETY 685 FIRE PROTECTION/PREVENTION
SAFETY 687 PRODUCT SAFETY
SAFETY 688 ERGONOMICS
SAFETY 689 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
SAFETY 690 WORKSHOP
SAFETY 757 PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY

 

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