The Environmental Health and Safety emphasis prepares students for managerial positions that require a solid foundation in managing complex safety and health issues in the workplace. Students learn regulatory, financial and social rationales that support environmental health and safety initiatives. They also strengthen their ability to influence risk perception with appropriate communication strategies and to create effective working relationships with ESH professionals.
MBA students that would like to earn an emphasis in Environmental Health and Safety must complete nine credits of the following courses.
SAFETY 712: DISASTER PLANNING AND RESPONSE
This course provides an overview of the organizational processes of preparing for and responding to disasters, both natural and technological. The course will begin with emergency response planning and preparation, then move into emergency operations and incident management, and conclude with a module on incident investigation and root cause analysis.
SAFETY 753: ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY AND HEALTH LAW
An examination of federal and state laws with legal interpretations having application to safety professionals and industries will be emphasized. Federal acts, such as OSHA, CPSA and others will be dealt with in respect to their involvement with the industry. Liability to individuals and to the public will be stressed.
SAFETY 757: PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY
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.
SAFETY 783: ENVIRONMENTAL AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT
This course is designed for Occupational Safety majors, prior to fieldwork experience. Attention will be given to the environmental safety management structures and Risk Management and loss control functions within multi-facility corporate structures. Emphasis will be placed on developing multi-facility risk management and loss control programs.
SAFETY 784: ADVANCED ERGONOMICS
Study of methods for job and workstation analysis aiming at the identification, characterization and mitigation of ergonomic hazards. Review of common musculoskeletal disorders, their etiology, epidemiology and prevention. Examination of high-risk industries and their specific needs. Selection and application of appropriate methods to different settings and industries.
SAFETY 787: SYSTEM SAFETY ANALYSIS
Introduction to the system technique as applied to the recognition of potential accident situations in occupational environments. Concentration will be on the qualitative aspects of safety, utilizing numerous examples and problems.