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182.623.81 Occupational Health Management

Environmental Health and Engineering
2nd term
3 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Dennis Averill
Course Instructor:
  • Dennis Averill

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.


Examines modern Lean management methodology and how it can be leveraged to design and implement an effective health, safety, and environmental (HSE) management system in an organization. Dtresses Lean management methods and tools and how they impact organizational structure, SHE planning, risk assessment, training, and continuous HSE improvement.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of management thought and how it has influenced occupational health, safety, and environmental (HSE) management
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of and apply Lean management methodology to improving health, safety, and sustainability performance in organizations
  3. Apply continuous improvement and Lean management tools to occupational health and safety including; loss trees, root cause analysis, OPLs, 5S, visual methods, and Kaizen
  4. Utilize current concepts of leadership and change management to improve HSE management
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of HSE risk assessment methods
Methods of Assessment:

Attendance/Participation: 10%
Assignment 1: 15%
Assignment 2: 15%
Course Exam: 20%
Final Case Study Assignment: 40%

Instructor Consent:

No consent required