Program Plan

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Occupational Safety
2.0 credits SAFE-250: Management of Safety Work
Course presents theories and principles of safety regulatory issues and their practical uses in the workplace. This course also addresses designing, developing and implementing a Safety Management system within an organization that will protect people from hazards in the workplace. This course focuses on the knowledge, skills and abilities of a safety professional, and how to manage and work in a global environment. The student will learn about their role and the field of safety engineering work and project management. The student will gain knowledge on their leadership role within the organization and the management of teams to help resolve safety issues.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits SAFE-251: Hazard Communication & Right-To-Know
The Hazard Communication Standard or Right-to-Know provides information to workers and employers about various chemical hazards that exist in the workplace, and what protective measures they can take in order to prevent the adverse effects of such hazards. Students will learn and understand the purpose of the standard, MSDSs and recognize the hazards and recognize identification symbols.
Offered: ALL
2.0 credits SAFE-252: Environmental Management
Course presents theories and principles of environmental safety regulatory issues and their practical uses in the workplace. This course provides knowledge about environmental issues such as air pollution, spills and releases, and toxic hazardous materials that have an effect on air, water, and land. This course will provide information on pollutants that cause safety and health risks to the public. The student will learn about the various environmental management systems, pollution control and control technologies that help to reduce emissions. Specific topics covered in this course are; air pollution control and mitigation, water and wastewater, solid waste, hazardous waste, and hazardous material spills and responses.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits SAFE-253: Safety & Health Training
The objective of this course is to learn how to assess, develop, carry out, and evaluate a training program. Regulatory issues will be explained as well as the theory of training, needs assessment and development of a program.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits SAFE-254: Worker's Compensation
Course provides an understanding of workers 146 compensation (WC) laws and regulatory issues. An understanding of WC policies will be explained and how premiums are calculated. The classification system will be explained and how to correct mistakes and control costs.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits SAFE-255: Fleet Safety
Course provides an understanding of DOT, OSHA, and other regulations that are related to Fleet Safety. This course addresses vehicles, accident investigations, vehicle engineering, and ergonomics. The student will gain knowledge on the practices of how to implement fleet programs that will provide a safer and more dependable fleet.
Offered: ALL
3.0 credits SAFE-256: Risk Assessment & Hazard Control
Course provides an understanding of risk management principles and regulatory issues in the context of safety and health management. Specific hazard control issues that are addressed are: Systems and Process Safety, Electrical Safety, Permit-to-Work Systems, Basic Safety Engineering and Pressure Vessels.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits SAFE-257: Emergency Preparedness
Course addresses emergency preparedness and management. Also, covers all aspects of planning for, and recovering from, a disaster. A rationale is provided for systematically identifying and evaluating the hazards that create the potential for disaster, along with guidelines for minimizing the impact of those events.
Offered: ALL
2.0 credits SAFE-258: Fire Prevention and Protection
Examine measures directed toward avoiding the inception of fire, among which are fire prevention education, fire safety inspection, fire codes, and investigation of fire to determine causes. Provides an overview of fire protection and fire loss analysis. Fire dynamics, prevention and control, and fire suppression and detection are introduced and discussed.
Offered: ALL
2.0 credits SAFE-259: Industrial Hygiene
Course provides an introduction to the practice of industrial hygiene. Also, covers history, regulations, basic principles, standards, and measurements. Chemical, physical, and biological hazards are identified, described and explained.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits SAFE-260: Personal Protective Equipment
Course provides knowledge concerning the proper selection, care and use of personal protective equipment. Students will be presented the requirements for compliance and the role of PPE in controlling exposure to hazards in the workplace will be explained. Parts of the body will identified as the most vulnerable to injury. Students will be able to name hazards and describe the appropriate PPE.
Offered: ALL
1.0 credits SAFE-261: Ergonomics and Human Factors
Course reviews the principles and practices of ergonomics in a working environment. The focus is on the human operator and their effective functioning in such an environment. Work physiology and principles of human factors are explained to reduce injuries.
Offered: ALL

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