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Term: 1st term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Emory Knowles
Academic Year: 2013 - 2014
Course Instructor:
  • Emory Knowles

Introduces the organizational framework in which safety sciences are practiced in the U.S. Illustrates professional and scientific methodologies by focusing on selected, substantive areas of practice (systems safety, nature of accidents, electrical hazards, fire and fire suppression, explosions and explosives, and falls and walking and working surfaces).

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
describe the conceptual background on fundamentals of occupational safety via focusing on historical and current industry perspectives, selected literature, and high-hazard areas of study such as fire protection, confined spaces, electrical safety, etc
Discuss skills integration via utilization of demonstration materials from real-world incidents
become resource “Resourceful” via use of Internet and other communication vehicles
describe the skills and discuss of policies, procedures, programs, and regulations so that there is an Discussing of approaches that can be used to decrease probability of incidents and reduce costs for any type of organization
provide fundamental guidance on the management and evaluation of safety programs

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on a paper or exam.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Friday 1:30 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 6
Enrollment Maximum: 30
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students
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Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail