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Onsite Evaluation of Workplace and Occupational Health Programs

East Baltimore
Summer Inst. term
Environmental Health and Engineering
5 credits
Academic Year:
2022 - 2023
Instruction Method:
Mon 06/13/2022 - Fri 06/24/2022
Class Times:
  • M Tu W Th F,  8:30am - 4:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Ana Rule
Frequency Schedule:
Every Other Year
Next Offered:
2024 - 2025

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

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Special Comments:

It is recommended that students take 188.680, 187.610 and 182.625 prior to enrolling in this course. For this year only, due to COVID-19, the course will be offered completely online. Although field trips to regional industries will no longer be an option, experienced health and safety experts representing various industry sectors will join students in virtual sessions to discuss the most pressing issues facing their organizations. Students will be assigned to small groups and will collectively choose a project and give a final presentation focused on a specific industrial process or workplace. We are working with our industry contacts to make this the best experience for everyone.