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Principles of Occupational Safety

East Baltimore
Winter Inst. term
Environmental Health and Engineering
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Mon 01/08/2018 - Fri 01/12/2018
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:00 - 11:50am
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor :
  • Emory E. Knowles
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 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. Discuss skills integration via utilization of demonstration materials from real-world incidents
  3. Become resource “Resourceful” via use of Internet and other communication vehicles
  4. Describe the skills and discuss of policies, procedures, programs, and regulations so that there is a discussing 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