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188.681.01 Onsite Evaluation of Workplace and Occupational Health Programs

Environmental Health and Engineering
4th term
5 credits
Academic Year:
2018 - 2019
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday,  8:30 - 11:50am
  • Wednesday,  8:30am - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Ana Rule
Course Instructor s:

188.680, 187.610 and 182.625 are recommended.


Lectures, discussions, and visits to various industrial sites present approaches to evaluating the industrial environment, including industrial process, hazards, organization, and management structure. Stresses the importance of interdisciplinary cooperation in the development of occupational health programs, with reference to the U.S. workplace in the next decade.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Practice in collaboration with other disciplines within the field of occupational practice
  2. Evaluate the industrial environment, including industrial processes, hazards, labor issues, and corporate structure in the context of worker health and safety
  3. Analyze examples of workplace and other environmental exposures in the context of regulations, laws, and policies
  4. Formulate a program and a feasible implementation plan to control occupational health hazards
  5. Recommend risk management approaches, including regulatory, engineering, and behavioral/risk communication options
  6. Assess the effectiveness of interventions that have been instituted to modify risks associated with workplace and other environmental hazards
  7. Identify the association between social, behavioral, and organizational factors and health outcomes in the workplace
Methods of Assessment:

Student evaluation based on attendance (particularly site visits), class participation, and presentation of an oral team presentation and a written individual report.

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Consent required for all students

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