Occupational and Environmental Safety & Health (SAFETY)

Courses

SAFETY 201   PERSONAL AND PUBLIC SAFETY (GI)   3 Units

Presents a systematic account of the foundations of safety to students with little previous knowledge of the subject. It presents the accident problem, philosophical implications, concepts of accident causation and countermeasures, and an overview of specific areas of safety concern: fire, water safety, traffic, disasters, etc.

SAFETY 255   ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS (GI)   3 Units

An investigation into the physiological, psychological and sociological problems presented by the use of alcohol and other drugs. Prevention and treatment programs will be examined. Other areas of study will include alcohol and traffic safety, alcohol and other drugs education and employee assistance programs.

SAFETY 260   BASIC TRAFFIC SAFETY   3 Units

Presents the traffic problem in today's society with an overview of the concepts used in traffic accident prevention. Human, vehicle, environmental and legal factors are studied in their relationship to the total problem.

SAFETY 375   QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND PATIENT SAFETY   3 Units

This course is an introduction to quality improvement theories and patient safety principles in the current health care environment. Topics addressed include leadership, organizational change, management and process improvement. Specifically, strategies for creating a high performance culture and infrastructure needed to support patient safety and quality improvement initiatives will be emphasized.

SAFETY 380   INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT PREVENTION   3 Units

A combination of principles and practices designed to provide the student with a basis for understanding the nature of occupational accident prevention and loss reduction. The topics to be examined include legislative aspects, accident causation, strategies for minimizing injuries and losses, and sources of assistance in resolving safety and health problems.

SAFETY 381   MOTOR FLEET SAFETY   3 Units

An analysis of fleet safety problems and programs. Detailed study of the truck transportation industry, motor carrier responsibilities, federal regulations and safety supervision programs.
PREREQ: SAFETY 380 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SAFETY 382   SAFETY IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY   3 Units

This course examines the practices and safety-related problems found in the contruction industry. Administrative and organizational issues that impact construction safety programs are examined. Students will be introduced to specific problems and countermeasures for correction through lectures and field experiences. The course provides an overview of applicable OSHA and MSHA standards.
PREREQ: SAFETY 380 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SAFETY 383   INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY   3 Units

A study of the physical, personnel, and informational aspects of the security field. Concepts of these areas will be integrated with safety management concepts and will be discussed in relationship to industrial and business environments.

SAFETY 384   CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT PREVENTION   3 Units

A combination of principles and practices designed to provide a basis for understanding the nature of accident prevention, health preservation and loss reduction in construction operations. The topics to be examined include federal safety and health regulations, techniques of hazard control, strategies for minimizing injuries and losses, and sources of assistance in resolving safety and health problems.
PREREQ: SAFETY 382 OR SAFETY 582 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SAFETY 388   OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH STANDARDS AND APPLICATIONS   3 Units

This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of occupational safety and health standards and their application for the management of workplace injury prevention and health promotion. Topics to be examined include federal regulations and their interpretations and accident investigation methodologies.
PREREQ: SAFETY 380

SAFETY 420   PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT   3 Units

This course addresses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations and the related responsibilities of the safety professional to insure compliance. Areas to be covered are: Safe Drinking Water Act, Storm Water Discharges, Hazardous Waste Disposal, Environmental Audits, Clean Air Act, etc.
PREREQ: CHEM 102 AND COREQ: SAFETY 453

SAFETY 450   BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF ACCIDENT PREVENTION   3 Units

Selected theories of accident causation and countermeasures are studied. Examination of physiological, medical, psychological, and sociological factors which influence behavior, and methods for modifying unsafe behavior.
PREREQ: SOPH ST OR CONS INSTR.

SAFETY 453   FUNDAMENTALS OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW   3 Units

An examination of federal and state laws with judicial and regulatory interpretations having application to the management of the occupational and environmental safety & health responsibilities of private sector firms in the United States.

SAFETY 461   PROBLEMS AND MATERIALS OF DRIVER EDUCATION   3 Units

Emphasis is placed on driver and traffic safety education professional issues and classroom curricular content, methods and resources. Organization and administration of the high school program will also be examined.
PREREQ: SAFETY 260 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SAFETY 464   TECHNIQUES OF LABORATORY INSTRUCTION   1-5 Units

A variable credit course designed to provide the student with the techniques of the in-car, simulation, and multiple car methods of laboratory instruction. Practical experience with beginning drivers will be arranged. Credit is determined by number of phases of laboratory instruction in which student participates.
PREREQ: SAFETY 461 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SAFETY 468   ERGONOMICS   3 Units

Study of human capabilities and limitations (physical, perceptual and cognitive) as the basis for improving human interactions with products, workstations and jobs. Review of human anatomical, physiological, perceptual and psychomotor characteristics applied to human-machine systems to enhance worker comfort, safety, health and productivity.

SAFETY 471   APPLIED METHODS IN ERGONOMICS   3 Units

Students will study methods and techniques for job and workstation evaluation to identify potential ergonomic hazards that contribute to work-related musculoskeletal disorders. At the conclusion of the course students will be able to select and apply appropriate ergonomics methods and techniques to industry-specific problems.
PREREQ: SAFETY 488/SAFETY 688 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SAFETY 472   ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL ERGONOMICS   3 Units

This course focuses on the specific needs of key industries that present high incidence of work-related musculoskeletal disorders. These industries display specific working conditions with large and diverse workforces. In addition, ergonomic issues of work populations with special needs are also reviewed. The course will involve applied problem solving projects in different work settings.
PREREQ: SAFETY 471/SAFETY 671 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SAFETY 474   FACILITY WATER MANAGEMENT   3 Units

This course will cover water related topics from a facility point of view. Topics to be covered are basic water ecology, drinking water sources, water quality monitoring, facility level water management, facility and municipal level wastewater treatment, basic water related public health issues, stormwater management, and water related regulatory compliance.
PREREQ: CHEM 102

SAFETY 479   PRINCIPLES AND METHODS OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE   5 Units

An introduction to the science and art of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling the chemical, physical, and biological agents that affect the health and safety of workers. The laboratory provides working knowledge and hands-on experience with equipment for recognizing, analyzing, and evaluating occupational health hazards in industry. One 2.5 hour lecture and one 2.5 hour lab per week.
PREREQ: CHEM 102, (CHEM 104 OR CHEM 112), PHYSCS 130 AND MAJOR GPA OF 2.50

SAFETY 481   ANALYSIS AND DESIGN FOR SAFETY IN INDUSTRIAL OPERATIONS   3 Units

The course reviews interpretations and applications of occupational safety and health standards. Emphasis is placed on local, state, federal and trade standards to numerous applications including materials handling, machine guarding, metalworking, electrical hazards, and flammable liquids. Class visitations to selected industries will be scheduled to assist students in understanding industrial and plant processes and to recognize potential hazards.
PREREQ: SAFETY 388, SAFETY 488, AND MAJOR GPA OF 2.5 FOR SAFETY MAJORS COREQ: SAFETY 479

SAFETY 482   CONSTRUCTION SAFETY MANAGEMENT   3 Units

An examination of the practices of managing occupational safety and health programs in the construction field. The course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of how the regulatory and financial responsibilities of accident prevention, health preservation and loss reduction in construction operations are met.
PREREQ: SAFETY 384 OR SAFETY 584

SAFETY 483   OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT   3 Units

Emphasis will be on the organizational and administrational problems that relate to risk assessments, occupational accidents, worker compensation management, safety committees and empoyee safety training programs. The course is designed for students majoring in the business related areas and future safety professionals who desire to develop an understanding of these management problems as well as applicable solutions.
PREREQ: SAFETY 388 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR, ONE SEMESTER OF COLLEGE STATISTICS, AND MAJOR GPA OF 2.50

SAFETY 485   FIRE PROTECTION/PREVENTION   3 Units

Control of fire through study of building construction to prevent fire spread, occupancy-hazard relationships, exposure to and from adjacent occupancies, lifesaving aspects, and the development of professional knowledge of flammable gases, liquids, combustible solids, dusts, chemicals, and explosives. Interpretation of appropriate codes will be covered.
PREREQ: CHEM 102 OR ONE SEMESTER OF GENERAL COLLEGE CHEMISTRY OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SAFETY 487   PRODUCT SAFETY   3 Units

An analysis of the trends of the product liability problem and the agencies regulating products. Special emphasis will be given to legal theories related to product liability and landmark litigation providing the basis for case law. A substantial portion of the course will be devoted to examining the elements of product safety programming.
PREREQ: SAFETY 380 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SAFETY 489   HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT   3 Units

This course provides a framework for understanding the nature of hazardous materials and how the risks from such materials may be reduced. The focus is on the properties and characteristics of hazardous materials and the life cycle of hazardous materials (manufacturing/importing, use, storage, transportation, disposal and remediation); emphasizing hazardous material minimization and the best practices of using and handling hazardous materials based on their properties and characteristics.
PREREQ: CHEM 102, AND CHEM 112 OR CHEM 104; OR ONE YEAR OF GENERAL COLLEGE CHEMISTRY; OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SAFETY 490   WORKSHOP   Repeatable   1-6 Units

Variable topics. Group activity oriented presentations emphasizing `hands on` and participatory instructional techniques.

SAFETY 491   TRAVEL STUDY   Repeatable   3 Units

Variable topics. Faculty-led courses abroad.

SAFETY 492   FIELDWORK INTERNSHIP IN SAFETY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Offered on a satisfactory/no credit grade basis only. Internship students will be assigned to a company or governmental agency according to their interests to study in the field under the joint direction of the organization's Safety Manager and a University Supervisor. Students will be required to work with administrative and operational personnel at various levels. Written documentation of experiences will be required.
PREREQ: CONSENT OF COORDINATOR OF FIELD EXPERIENCES AND CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT IN SAFETY 470 AND MAJOR GPA OF 2.5

SAFETY 493   AIR POLLUTION EVALUATION AND CONTROL   3 Units

This entry-level course presents a broad overview of the major aspects of air pollution evaluation and control. The course includes information about pollutants, pollutant sources, and effects of pollution on human health and the environment, dispersion of pollutants, measurement and control of emissions, and laws and regulations pertaining to air pollution control.
PREREQ: CHEM 102 AND PHYSCS 130 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR

SAFETY 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

A course which offers study in special topics in safety which are not regularly included in the curriculum.

SAFETY 497   EXCHANGE STUDY   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics

SAFETY 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of 3 units in major/degree.
PREREQ: CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR AND JUNIOR STATUS AND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY MAJOR OR MINOR