DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL & ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY & HEALTH

Phone: 262-472-1117 E-Mail: safety@uww.edu

Faculty: Kwan Ahn, Deborah Bowen, Sang Choi, Wayne Cole, George Gruetzmacher, Andrew Kapp, Todd Loushine, Alvaro Taveira (Chairperson), Vay Rodman (Emeritus), David Vosburgh, Donna Vosburgh, Craig Wucivic, Roger Young.

The Department of Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health (OESH) prepares students for rewarding careers protecting America's work force, the public and the natural environment from harm in today's age of rapid technological and scientific development. The Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health professional is concerned with the interaction between people and the physical, chemical, biological, and psychological factors which affect their safety, health and productivity. Coursework covers a wide range of subjects including accident prevention, ergonomics, construction safety, environmental protection, and regulatory compliance. The students are provided with essential skills that enable them to evaluate, devise, and implement methods to control hazards. OESH majors are provided with a number of practical worksite activities, culminating in a full semester internship with a practicing OESH professional. In addition to a general track, majors can select from three different emphases: Construction Safety, Occupational Ergonomics, and Environmental Management. The Department also offers two minor programs which provide a basic foundation in Occupational Safety or in Environmental Management for students majoring in other fields.

The OESH Department offers a Driver Education Licensure, a program approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, which provides current or potential licensed teachers an additional certification to teach driver education. This is not a stand-alone certification/licensure.

The OESH Department offers two General Education (GI) courses: SAFETY 201 Personal and Public Safety and SAFETY 255 Alcohol and Other Drugs. These are courses which support all degree programs and are in strong demand from undergraduate students across all majors. Other courses such as SAFETY 380 Industrial Accident Prevention, SAFETY 450 Behavioral Aspects of Accident Prevention and SAFETY 383 Introduction to Security attract undergraduate students from several other programs.

MAJORS/EMPHASES

To obtain an internship and graduate the OESH student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA in the major and as an overall college average.

Construction Safety Emphasis:

The construction safety emphasis provides studentS with a comprehensive background in worksite hazard assessment, safety and health program development, and risk management as it applies to the construction industry.

Occupational Ergonomics Emphasis:

The occupational ergonomics emphasis prepares students to meet the growing demand for safety professionals capable of dealing with work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs). This emphasis provides students with a comprehensive background in ergonomic work analysis, hazard assessment, and program development in a variety of essential industries.

Environmental Management Emphasis:

OESH professionals are often expected to manage environmental hazards created by operational and procedural processes at industrial and manufacturing facilities. This emphasis introduces environmental management concepts to students and prepares them to address environmental concerns at their job sites.

Writing Proficiency Requirement:

ITBE 353 Business Communication or ENGLISH 372 Technical and Scientific Writing

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY (BS)

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION BS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE AT LEAST 6 UNITS IN NATURAL SCIENCES/MATHEMATICS OR SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES (DESIGNATED GL, GM, OR GS) ABOVE THE MINIMUM GENERAL EDUCATION UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS.

UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS (20-22 UNITS)

1. CHEM 102

2. CHEM 104 OR CHEM 112

3. PHYSCS 130

4. BIOLOGY 120, BIOLOGY 361 OR PEPROF 271

5. ECON 245, EDFOUND 482, MATH 230 OR MATH 231

MAJOR - 69 UNITS

1. SAFETY 201, SAFETY 450, SAFETY 453, AND SAFETY 488

2. SAFETY 380, SAFETY 388, SAFETY 420, SAFETY 479, SAFETY 481, SAFETY 483, SAFETY 485

3. ITBE 353 OR ENGLISH 372

4. SAFETY 470 (2 UNITS) AND SAFETY 492 (12 UNITS)

5. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM: ECON 353, FNBSLW 446, MANGEMNT 306, MANGEMNT 320, MANGEMNT 430, MANGEMNT 486

6. SELECT 11-12 UNITS FROM: PEPROF 281, SAFETY 255, SAFETY 260, SAFETY 381, SAFETY 382, SAFETY 383, SAFETY 384, SAFETY 482, SAFETY 487, SAFETY 489, SAFETY 493, COMDIS 444

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY MAJOR - CONSTRUCTION SAFETY EMPHASIS (BS)

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION BS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE AT LEAST 6 UNITS IN NATURAL SCIENCES/MATHEMATICS OR SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES (DESIGNATED GL, GM, OR GS) ABOVE THE MINIMUM GENERAL EDUCATION UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS.

UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS (20-22 UNITS)

1. CHEM 102

2. CHEM 104 or CHEM 112

3. PHYSCS 130

4. BIOLOGY 120, BIOLOGY 361, OR PEPROF 271

5. ECON 245, EDFOUND 482, MATH 230, OR MATH 231

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS - 69 UNITS

1. SAFETY 201, SAFETY 450, SAFETY 453, AND SAFETY 488

2. SAFETY 380, SAFETY 388, SAFETY 420, SAFETY 479, SAFETY 481, SAFETY 483, SAFETY 485

3. SAFETY 382, SAFETY 384, SAFETY 482

4. SAFETY 470 (2 UNITS) AND SAFETY 492 (12 UNITS)

5. ITBE 353 OR ENGLISH 372

6. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM: ECON 353, FNBSLW 446, MANGEMNT 306, MANGEMNT 320, MANGEMNT 430 AND MANGEMNT 486

7. SELECT 2-3 UNITS FROM COURSES: PEPROF 281, SAFETY 255, SAFETY 260, SAFETY 381, SAFETY 382, SAFETY 383, SAFETY 384, SAFETY 482, SAFETY 487, SAFETY 489, SAFETY 493, AND COMDIS 444

 

Additional Requirements: Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination prior to beginning their professional semester.

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY - OCCUPATIONAL ERGONOMICS EMPHASIS (BS)

UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS (20-22 UNITS)

1. CHEM 102

2. CHEM 104 or CHEM 112

3. PHYSCS 130

4. BIOLOGY 120, BIOLOGY 361 OR PEPROF 271

5. ECON 245, EDFOUND 482, MATH 230 OR MATH 231

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (69 UNITS)

1. SAFETY 201, SAFETY 450, SAFETY 453 AND SAFETY 488

2. SAFETY 380, SAFETY 388, SAFETY 420, SAFETY 479, SAFETY 481, SAFETY 483, SAFETY 485

3. SAFETY 471, SAFETY 472

4. SAFETY 470 (2 UNITS) AND SAFETY 492 (12 UNITS)

5. ITBE 353 OR ENGLISH 372

6. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM: ECON 353, FNBSLW 446, MANGEMNT 306, MANGEMNT 320, MANGEMNT 430 AND MANGEMNT 486

6. SELECT 5-6 UNITS FROM COURSES: PEPROF 281, SAFETY 255, SAFETY 260, SAFETY 381, SAFETY 382, SAFETY 383, SAFETY 384, SAFETY 482, SAFETY 487, SAFETY 489, SAFETY 493, AND COMDIS 444

Additional Requirements: Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination prior to beginning their professional semester

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY-ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT EMPHASIS (BS)

UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS (20-22 UNITS)

1. CHEM 102

2. CHEM 104 OR CHEM 112

3. PHYSCS 130

4. BIOLOGY 120, BIOLOGY 361, OR PEPROF 271

5. ECON 245, EDFOUND 482, MATH 230, OR MATH 231

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (67 UNITS)

1. SAFETY 201, SAFETY 450, SAFETY 453, AND SAFETY 488

2. SAFETY 380, SAFETY 388, SAFETY 420, SAFETY 479, SAFETY 481, SAFETY 483, SAFETY 485

3. BIOLOGY 214 OR GEOGRPY 252, SAFETY 489, SAFETY 493

4. SAFETY 470 (2 UNITS) AND SAFETY 492 (12 UNITS)

5. ITBE 353 OR ENGLISH 372

6. SELECT 6 UNITS FROM: ECON 353, FNBSLW 446, MANGEMNT 306, MANGEMNT 320, MANGEMNT 430 AND MANGEMNT 486

7. SELECT 2-3 UNITS FROM COURSES: PEPROF 281, SAFETY 255, SAFETY 260, SAFETY 381, SAFETY 382, SAFETY 383, SAFETY 384, SAFETY 482, SAFETY 487, AND COMDIS 444

Additional Requirements: Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination prior to beginning their professional term.

MINOR/EMPHASES

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY MINOR

MINOR - 24 UNITS

1. SAFETY 201

2. SAFETY 380

3. SAFETY 450

4. SAFETY 453

5. SAFETY 483

6. SAFETY 488

7. SELECT 6 ELECTIVE UNITS FROM COURSES SAFETY 255, SAFETY 383, SAFETY 382, SAFETY 388, SAFETY 420, SAFETY 471, SAFETY 472, SAFETY 487, SAFETY 489, OR SAFETY 381

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT MINOR

MINOR 21-23 UNITS

1. BIOLOGY 214 OR GEOGRPY 252

2. SAFETY 420

3. SAFETY 453

4. SAFETY 489

5. SELECT 9-11 ELECTIVE UNITS: CHEM 352, CHEM 480, ECON 471, GEOGRPY 323, GEOGRPY 300, GEOLOGY 301, SAFETY 493

DRIVER EDUCATION

LICENSURE - 18 units

Licensed elementary, junior high, or secondary school teachers in any subject area can become licensed to teach driver education if they complete these courses: SAFETY 201, SAFETY 450/650, SAFETY 255, SAFETY 260, SAFETY 461/661, SAFETY 464.



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