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SFTY 311 : Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health
The student will be provided an introduction and overview of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act and how provisions of the Act are implemented in the workplace. The course is designed for the beginning safety student and is a prerequisite for most of the higher-level safety courses. Material presented covers the rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act, the appeals process, recordkeeping, and voluntary protection programs. The course also includes an introduction to OSHA's general industry standards and an overview of the requirements of the more frequently referenced standards.

This course is a foundation class for all other Occupational Safety and Health classes. The course will familiarize students with the basic information applicable to occupational safety and health 29 CFR 1910 General Industry standards. Included will be applicable 29 CFR 1910 standards applications relating to OSHA rules, inspection procedures, penalties, recordkeeping, and compliance requirements. Additionally, specialized OSHA interest areas will also be discussed to include voluntary protection programs, safety and health management, ergonomics, hazard analysis and control, and workplace violence.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Analyze the implementation and application of the following on occupational safety and health: • The Occupational Safety and Health Act • OSHA standard development • Recordkeeping • Voluntary protection programs • Safety and health training2. Explain and apply the regulatory requirements associated with 29 CFR 1910 General Industry occupational safety and health programs to general industry occupational safety and health hazard exposure(s) including as a minimum: • walking/working surfaces; • means of egress/fire protection; • hazardous materials; • confined spaces; • materials handling; • powered platforms, manlifts, and vehicle-mounted work platforms; • machine guarding; • lockout/tagout; • electrical; • hazard communication/MSDS; • personal protective equipment; • hand and portable powered tools; • welding; • compressed gas and compressed gas equipment; and • occupational noise exposure.

3. Understand and apply the principles and regulations relating to employee health, industrial hygiene, and blood borne pathogens as described within the 29 CFR 1910.1000 series of the general industry standards.

4. Explain the OSHA guidelines that affect workplace violence and ergonomic programs within the workplace.

5. Describe how to conduct a job safety/hazard analysis and implement hazard control(s).

6. Explain what safety and health programs are required for general industry and how to implement those programs within the workplace.

7. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter. (Effective July 1, 2013)

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Dr. Patti Clark - 3/1/2015
Mr. Scott Burgess - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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