Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health (SAFETY)

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Field trips may be required for any of the courses.

SAFETY 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 including fire, water safety, traffic, disasters, etc.

SAFETY 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.

SAFETY 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.

SAFETY 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.

SAFETY 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: SAFETY 380 or consent of instructor.

SAFETY 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:SAFETY 380 or consent of instructor.

SAFETY 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.

SAFETY 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:SAFETY 382/582 or consent of instructor.

SAFETY 388 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH STANDARDS AND APPLICATIONS

3 u

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.

Prereq: SAFETY 380.

SAFETY 420 PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

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 the Safe Drinking Water Act, storm water discharges, hazardous waste disposal, environmental audits, the Clean Air Act, etc.

Prereq: CHEM 102; Coreq: SAFETY 453.

SAFETY 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: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor.

SAFETY 453 FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

3 u

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.

SAFETY 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: SAFETY 260 or consent of instructor.

SAFETY 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: SAFETY 461 or consent of instructor.

SAFETY 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 and 2.50 cumulative GPA.

Coreq: enrollment in SAFETY 492 .

SAFETY 471/671 APPLIED METHODS IN ERGONOMICS

3 u

Students will study methods and techniques for job and workstation evaluation to identify potential ergonomic hazards that contribute to work-related musculoskeletal disorders. At the conclusion of the course students will be able to select and apply appropriate ergonomic methods and techniques to industry-specific problems.

Prereq:SAFETY 488/688 or consent of instructor.

SAFETY 472/672 ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS

3 u

This course focuses on the specific needs of key industries that present a 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.

Prereq:SAFETY 471/671 or consent of instructor.

SAFETY 479/679 PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE

5 u

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.

Prereq:CHEM 102, CHEM 104, or CHEM 112, PHYSCS 130 or consent of instructor.

SAFETY 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: SAFETY 380 , SAFETY 479, and SAFETY 488.

SAFETY 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:SAFETY 384/584.

SAFETY 483/683 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT

3 u

Emphasis will be on the organizational and administrative problems that relate to risk assessments, occupational accidents, worker compensation management, safety committees and employee 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.

Prereq:SAFETY 380 or consent of instructor and 2.50 cumulative GPA.

SAFETY 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 or one semester of general college chemistry or consent of instructor.

SAFETY 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: SAFETY 380 or consent of instructor.

SAFETY 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:Consent of instructor.

SAFETY 489/689 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT

3 u

This course addresses OSHA, NFPA and ANSI standards as they relate to the use and storage of chemical, biological and radiological hazardous materials in the workplace. Standards to be covered include Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals, Hazardous Chemical Communication, Personal Protective Equipment Regulation, Laboratory Safety Standard, DOT Shipping regulations, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Standards, etc.

Prereq: CHEM 102 and CHEM 104 or one year of general college chemistry or consent of instructor.

SAFETY 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.

SAFETY 491/691 TRAVEL STUDY
Repeatable
1-3 u

SAFETY 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 SAFETY 470 and a 2.50 cumulative GPA.

SAFETY 493 AIR POLLUTION EVALUATION & CONTROL

3 u

This entry-level course presents a broad overview of the major aspects of air pollution evaluation and control. The course includes information about pollutants, pollutant sources, and effects of pollution on human health and the environment, dispersion of pollutants, measurement and control of emissions, and laws and regulations pertaining to air pollution control.

Prereq: CHEM 102 and  PHYSCS 130 or consent of instructor.

SAFETY 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.

SAFETY 498 INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-4 u

May be taken for a maximum of 3 units in major/degree.

Prereq:Consent of department. Restricted to students with junior or senior standing, majors and minors, and licensure/certification candidates.



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