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SFTY 510 : Industrial Hygiene & Toxicology

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SFTY 510-WW
Campus
Worldwide
College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
SFTY
510
Industrial Hygiene & Toxicology
3
This course addresses the technical concepts and application of industrial hygiene and toxicology as it pertains to preventing occupational illnesses. Topics include the recognition of occupational health hazards, hazard evaluation through screening and sampling, and the prevention and control of occupational health hazards in order to mitigate occupational illnesses. The course also prepares the student to select, interpret and apply federal and state occupational health and safety laws and regulations.

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage industrial hygiene practices and operations through anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, preventing and controlling occupational health hazards.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Assess the role of toxicology in current occupational health regulations.

2. Solve technical industrial hygiene problems necessary to effectively evaluate and control occupational health hazards.

3. Justify appropriate respiratory and personal protective equipment given an exposure scenario.

4. Apply the policies, laws, and regulations governing occupational health and safety issues.

5. Assess the various classes of occupational exposures and contaminants, their major health effects, and typical environments where exposures may be found.

6. Formulate an appropriate sampling strategy as part of an overall exposure assessment.

7. Evaluate airborne hazard control measures.

8. Analyze the benefit of developing and implementing programs to curtail occupational health illnesses.

9. 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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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
Written and oral communication, as well as computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus.
Topic 1. Introduction, Laws, Regulations, Legal Aspects, and Ethics Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Understand how the course will be conducted, including specific requirements, student expectations, and grading system. 2. Apply the policies, laws, regulations, agencies and certification bodies governing occupational health and safety issues. 3. Explain the role of the industrial hygienist in anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace environments that may affect the health of the worker. 4. Apply ethical principles to the practice of industrial hygiene. Topic 2. Occupational Toxicology and Occupational Exposure Limits Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Assess the role of toxicology in current occupational health recommendations and regulations. 2. Describe the biological fate of toxic substances as a result of occupational exposures and related potential adverse effects. 3. Identify the various agencies that publish occupational exposure limits and describe the use and application of each kind. 4. Calculate occupational exposures and interpret results based on comparison with appropriate regulatory and occupational exposure limits. Topic 3. Exposure Assessment and Sampling Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Develop an appropriate sampling strategy as a part of an overall exposure assessment. 2. Identify the limitations of sampling as it applies to exposure assessments. 3. Select appropriate sampling methods for gases, vapors, and particulates and develop an appropriate sampling strategy as a part of an overall exposure assessment. Topic 4. Indoor Air Quality Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Describe how indoor air quality concerns impact health and productivity. 2. Discuss the impact of ventilation and building systems on indoor air quality. 3. Discuss guidelines and standards that address indoor air quality. Topic 5. Noise, Vibration, and Thermal Stress Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Describe the health effects of exposure to excessive noise levels, vibration, and thermal stress. 2. Discuss the measurement of sound and sound pressure, measurement of vibration, and measurement of thermal stress. 3. Apply the principles of hearing conservation or heat stress programs in compliance with appropriate regulatory or agency requirements. 4. Calculate occupational exposures and interpret results based on comparison with appropriate exposure limits. 5. Identify possible control measures to minimize or eliminate exposure. Topic 6. Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Describe various forms of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and health effects associated with excessive exposure. 2. Discuss methods of measuring exposure. 3. Calculate occupational exposures and interpret results based on comparison with appropriate exposure limit. 4. Identify possible control measures to minimize or eliminate exposure. Topic 7. Engineering Controls of Airborne Hazards Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Identify and apply the proper hierarchy of controls for control of airborne hazards. 2. List and define various kinds of emission and exposure control methods. 3. Describe benefits and disadvantages of local exhaust ventilation and dilution ventilation. Topic 8. Administrative Controls and Personal Protective Equipment Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Select and justify the proper use of administrative controls, personal protective equipment, and/or respiratory protection equipment for particular exposure scenarios. 2. Identify regulatory and medical requirements for compliance with personal protective equipment and respirator use. Topic 9. Management and Business Practices Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of industrial hygiene management principles. 2. List and describe the components of a safety and health management system. 3. Argue the benefits of and develop a business case for developing and implementing a safety and health management system. Argue the benefits of and develop a business case for developing and implementing a safety and health management system. 4. Explain the interdependence of science and art that develops industrial hygiene judgment, creativity, and human interaction.
Dr. Keith Earnshaw - 3/1/2015
earnshak@erau.edu
Dr. Katherine Moran - 3/1/2015
morank@erau.edu
Dr. Ian McAndrew - 3/1/2015
mcand4f1@erau.edu
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
kenneth.witcher@erau.edu
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1-6 Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management Upon successful completion of the Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management program, graduates will be able to:

PO 1 – Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, prevent and control workplace safety and occupational health hazards within numerous industries to protect people, property, the environment and organizational operations.

PO 2 – Effectively manage the occupational safety and health function within a variety of industries.

PO 3 – Justify occupational safety and health programs, initiatives and control efforts through the use of business and risk management metrics, by maintaining compliance with applicable standards and regulations or through scientific evaluation of outcomes.

PO 4 – Effectively communicate and interact with persons at all levels within an organization and externally about occupational safety, health and environmental management.

PO 5 – Practice and perform in an ethical, moral, responsible, and accountable manner in all aspects, but especially in the practice of safety.

PO 6 – Identify an occupational safety and health research problem; complete a thorough review of the scholarly literature; formulate hypotheses; collect and appropriately analyze data; and, interpret and report research findings to improve the field of occupational safety and health or to provide solutions to an occupational safety and health problem.
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