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182.631.13 PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY

Department:
Environmental Health Sciences
Term:
Winter Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2013 - 2014
Location:
East Baltimore
Dates:
Mon 01/06/2014 - Fri 01/10/2014
Class Times:
The course will be offered January 6-10, 2014.
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:00 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Contact:
Emory Knowles
Course Instructor:
  • Emory Knowles

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Description:

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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. 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.
  2. utilize skills integration via utilization of demonstration materials from real-world incidents
  3. the knowledge to become resource “Resourceful” via use of Internet and other communication vehicles
  4. describe the skills and knowledge of policies, procedures, programs, and regulations so that there is an understanding of approaches that can be used to decrease probability of incidents and reduce costs for any type of organization
  5. provide fundamental guidance on the management and evaluation of safety programs
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on a paper or exam.

Instructor Consent:

No consent required