Safety Studies (SAFE)
Career related work learning experience. Placement arranged, supervised and evaluated by Safety faculty. Elective credit only (cannot be applied to credits in the Major) maximum Internship credits 16 hours per degree program. Minimum twelve weeks per semester required. (120 hours, 2 credits) (240 hours, 4 credits) (360 hours, 6 credits) (480 hours, 8 credits). Graded Pass/Fail.
The application of scientific and engineering principles to the analysis of processes, equipment products, facilities and environments in order to optimize safety and health effectiveness. Topics include legislative overview, problem identification, control concepts, and basic engineering principles, including a review of basic geometry and mathematical calculations and conversion factors.
This course provides a basic understanding of construction methods, processes, equipment and project management tools. It explores their use and impact on risk management in construction.
This course will provide students with the understanding of the importance of ergonomic design and evaluation of workplaces and the work environment. This enables the student to understand physiological and psychological stresses, human capabilities and limitations, and their importance in designing work spaces, processes, tools, equipment, and products.
Utilizing subject matter experts/OSHA instructors, this course explores a series of subjects and most frequent causes of accidents and fatalities on construction sites. Topics include: electrical safety, excavation/trenching, confined space hazards, incident investigation. Course meets for 2 weeks synchronously with remainder of work online through summer.
Utilizing subject matter experts/OSHA instructors, this course explores a series of subjects and most frequent causes of accidents and fatalities on construction sites. Topics include: electrical safety, excavation/trenching, confined space hazards, incident investigation. Course meets for 2 weeks in the classroom with remainder of work online through summer.
Internship I serves as the first opportunity to gain professional experience in the construction safety field. Students will attain program learning objectives through hands-on application of classroom theory, collaboration with professionals and mentors in the field as well as faculty on campus. This internship is 200 hours of on-site work.
This course will provide students with the understanding of the importance of ergonomic design and evaluation of workplaces and the work environment to enable the student to understand physiological and psychological stresses, human capabilities and limitatons, and their importance in designing work spaces, processes, tools, equipment and products. Must be Safety, Construction Safety or Sustainable Product Innovation and Design major.
Occupational Safety & Health Administration General Industry and Construction standards will form the basis of this course. Through the study of OSHA regulations, hazard identification, and methods of abatement, students will be prepared to assist employers in their efforts to manage a safety program and comply with the law.
Elements that compose driving and the highway transportation system. Emphasis on human performance, traffic engineering, and related research. For educators and those whose responsibilities include motor fleet safety. Due to the extensive content, students can expext considerable out of class assignments. Additional driving time will be scheduled with the instructor
Study of a selected topic in the Safety Studies program. May be repeated as topics change.
An opportunity for a qualified student to explore work in an area of individual interest, in Safety, selected and pursued in consultation with a faculty member. Consent is required from the instructor who will supervise the independent study. Repeatable to a total of 4 credits.
Introduces key Risk Management and Loss Prevention principles through exploration of allied consensus standards including OSHAs Voluntary Protection Program, OHSAS 18001 Safety Management System, LEAN Management and Environmental Management Systems ISO 14001.
Introduction to federal and state regulatory authorities governing safety in industry and the environmental impacts of industrial activity. Discusses ethical dilemmas, management challenges, professional responsibilities,and liability and legal ramifications of accidents
Develops an understanding of the system of laws and regulations that protect the environment, human health, and natural resources. The role of science in the legal/regulatory process will be emphasized, as will federal/state regulatory processes and requirements. Cross-Listed as ENST-304.
Reviews health hazards in industry and their effects on humans. Study of hazards involved with chemical, physical and biological stressors at work. Explores methods of hazard identification recognition and control.
The course will cover past, current and new innovations that have been used through the history of occupational safety and health systems. Topics that students can expect to cover may include Behavioral Sciences, Human Performance, Organizational Performance, Serious Injury and Fatality Research, Safety Differently, Emerging Technologies and more.
Examination of principles underlying management of organizational activities in accordance with occupational health and safety systems. Emphasizes ANSI Z10 standard. Explores ethical leadership, psychology, training, communication, metrics, human resources, cost benefit analysis, and project management. (Membership in the American Society of Safety Engineers required.)
An overview of best safety practices in the construction industry through course work and guest presentations by national professional experts in construction safety. A systematic approach to occupational safety and health management systems into the organizational structure and operations of construction companies will be examined.
Emergency Action Plans (EAP) are required by construction sites. Effective EAP requires pre-planning, analysis, and preparation for on site emergencies such as medical, fire, chemical spill, and communications. This course surveys applicable regulations and best practices including incident prevention, training, regulatory requirements, emergency procedures and response in the construction environment.
Examination of chemical hazards and introduction to physical health hazards that fall under the occupational health discipline. Covers industrial hygiene concepts related to electricity, radiation, noise, climate conditions, illumination, vibration, and noise. Principles of anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control as applied to the unique exposure scenarios in construction are emphasized.
An overview of the National Fire Protection Association Codes which apply to occupational exposures. The safe handling, storage, and use of hazardous materials for industrial, commercial, transportation, and public service operatons are covered in detail. Fire and accident prevention measures, training, regulatory requirements, emergency procedures and response are studied.
Safety Training Methods seeks to prepare future safety leaders in the workplace. The course will focus on training and education methods, via adult learning theory and techniques, as well as communication skills, such as negotiation skills and conflict resolution, and group/organizational dynamics.
Professional preparation to meet the traffic and safety needs of schools and communities. Focus on methods of classroom and laboratory teaching. State and national standards are recommended for teaching driver and traffic safety education. (Includes laboratory experience.) Students can expect considerable out of class assignments.
Sequential work learning experience related to career interests. Compensation may be received. Placements arranged, supervised and evaluated by full time Safety faculty. Open elective credit only (cannot be applied to elective credits in the Major) (Maximum Intern credits 12 hours per degree program) (120 hours, 2 credits) (240 hours, 4 credits)(360 hours, 6 credits)(480 hours, 8 credits) Graded Pass/Fail.
This course will familiarize students with the various techniques and procedures involved in the practice of the profession of Industrial Hygiene. Course work and laboratory exercises illustrate the equipment and methodologies commonly used by Industrial Hygienists in the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards in todays workplace.
The emergency planning process includes planning, preparing, responding and recovering from an emergency. This course will introduce the key activities in the emergency planning process such as; vulnerability analysis, incident command and asset protection.
Familiarizes students with the various techniques and procedures involved in the practice of the profession of industrial hygiene as related to the construction environment. Laboratory exercises will illustrate the equipment and methodologies commonly used by industrial hygienists in the recognition and control of occupational health hazards in todays construction worksite.
Students will engage in activities involving leadership, problem solving, critical thinking, high pressure situations, public speaking, and conflict resolution. The course will encourage safety leadership practices through Virtual, Immersive and Augmented reality tools. Discussion and simulation on topics relating construction safety management, contractor and sub-contractor conflict, teamwork, organizational behavior.
The course builds on SAFE 210, providing an increased contributory role for the student in applying safety and health concepts on a construction worksite. This internship is 200 hours of construction on-site safety work, typically over a 5 to 6 week period.
This course builds on SAFE-305 and SAFE-401 by focusing on physical health hazards in the workplace (i.e. noise, heat & cold stress as well as ionizing and non-ionizing radiation). Course and laboratory work illustrate the equipment and methodologies used in the evaluation and control of these health hazards.
Familiarizes students with strategies for identifying, analyzing, and evaluating safety research. Examines advanced concepts in qualitative and quantitative analysis techniques commonly used in safety research. Explores research design in preparation for a culminating safety project.
Examines methods for delivering a sequential in vehicle phase of a driver education program to novice drivers. Includes program organization, route and lesson design, instructional delivery, and asessment of behind the wheel lessons in a dual controlled vehicle. Requires in vehicle demonstrations by staff and students. Students can expect considerable out of class assignments.
Study of a selected topic in the Safety program at an advanced level. May be repeated as topics change.
Participation in ongoing programmatic research in the Safety Honors Program. Graded Pass/Fail. May be repeated up to a total of 8 credits.
Group discussion of problems and issues in Occupational Safety and Health. May be repeated as topics change.
Instructional and administrative aspects of comprehensive safety programs. Analysis of personal and environmental safety factors in real world application based settings. Emphasizes the application of classroom and field experiences accumulated during completion of prerequisite coursework.
Advanced independent study of various fields of Safety through independent reading, writing, laboratory work , or field investigation. Requires a written report. May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.