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180.628.81 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH LAW

Term: 4th term
Credits: 4 credits
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
Course Instructor:
Description:

Examines US and international environmental and occupational health laws and regulations. Covers significant US federal laws, such as the Clean Air Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Superfund, the Toxic Substances Control Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, the Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act and significant international treaties and laws, such as the European Union’s REACH legislation, with a particular emphasis on how they influence public health intervention strategies. Also introduces students to the agencies that administer worker health and environmental protection programs.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify and describe significant environmental and occupational health laws and regulations
Identify and describe the significant agencies and institutions charged with protecting environmental and worker health
Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these laws and regulations
Compare U.S. and international legal approaches to environmental and occupational health protection

Methods of Assessment: Homework, Participation and Final Examination
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: Students who take 180.629, Environmental and Occupational Health Law and Policy, can not take this course.