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188.681.01 Onsite Evaluation of Workplace and Occupational Health Programs

Department:
Environmental Health and Engineering
Term:
4th term
Credits:
5 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Location:
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
Contact:
Ana Rule
Course Instructor s:
Resources:
Prerequisite:

188.680, 187.610 and 182.625 are recommended.

Description:

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:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 10% Attendance
  • 20% Participation
  • 40% Group Presentation
  • 30% Final Project

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Consent required for all students

For consent, contact:

arule1@jhu.edu