Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Describe the historical and current development of environmental and safety legislation and regulation.
2. Identify and explain compliance strategies used in both industry and government including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation.
3. Comprehend the fundamental treatment and policy objectives of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments, Superfund legislation, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.
4. Comprehend the fundamental treatment and policy objectives of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act and the policy objective of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act.5. Comprehend the fundamental treatment and source reduction objectives of the Pollution Prevention Act and the policy objectives of the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act and state identification and labeling requirements.
6. Comprehend the fundamental treatment and policy objectives of the Clean Air and Water Acts and the policy objectives of the National Environmental Policy.
7. Identify international compliance issues and explain the standardization movement in the context of the International Organization of Standardization (ISO).
8. Analyze civil and criminal liability risks arising from noncompliance.