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SFTY 590 : Hazard Control Methods in Occupational Safety and Health

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SFTY 590-WW
Campus
Worldwide
College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
SFTY
590
Hazard Control Methods in Occupational Safety and Health
3
This course focuses on the application of scientific, engineering and technical principles and methods used to identify, evaluate and control workplace safety and health hazards. Hazard elimination and engineering controls are emphasized in the course. General industry topics, such as the following, are addressed: job safety analysis; inspections and audits; facility design, layout and maintenance; machine safeguarding; walking and working surfaces; materials handling; production operations; and, occupational health hazards and controls.

This course will provide the graduate student with the knowledge, skills and abilities to identify, evaluate and control workplace safety and health hazards. This course will build the technical acumen needed by today’s safety management professionals. Also, the course will instill the philosophy that hazards should first be eliminated or effectively controlled through substitution and engineering controls before lower level controls such as administrative controls and personal protective equipment.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Develop and conduct inspections and audits within industrial environments as a proactive approach to injury and illness prevention.

2. Complete job safety analyses for various work tasks within work organizations.

3. Argue the merits of prevention-through-design techniques and processes as a means to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses.

4. Strategize the safety professionals’ role in facility planning, design, construction, maintenance and utilization.

5. Recommend control strategies associated with materials handling operations and tasks.6. Identify and correct hazards associated with production operations, equipment and tools.

7. Implement control strategies to prevent slips, trips and falls in various industries and for various hazards.

8. Recommend strategies and methods to abate or control occupational health hazards.

9. Effectively communicate risks associated with occupational safety and health hazards within operations and organizations.

10. 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
Written and oral communication, as well as computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus.
Topic 1. The Safety Professional and Hazard Control Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Distinguish scholarly literature from other periodicals. 2. Apply APA (American Psychological Association) format to future written assignments. 3. Construct an argument defending hazard control as a primary role and responsibility of today’s safety professional. 4. Recognize hazards associated with workplace situations using hazard control models. 5. Provide an argument for which incident/accident theory can be best used by safety professionals to recognize and control hazards. Topic 2. Inspections, Audits & Safety Analysis Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Prepare for, organize, and conduct a general inspection of a work area or facility. 2. Prepare for, organize, and complete a detailed inspection of a work activity and equipment. 3. Formulate and justify a plan to conduct a safety audit which would review an organization’s safety management programs, procedures, policies, and practices. 4. Complete a job safety/hazard analysis of a job task, which includes job task breakdown, hazard identification and control recommendation. Topic 3. Prevention through Design (PtD) Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Argue the merits of Prevention through Design techniques and processes as a means to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses. 2. Delineate how Prevention through Design techniques can be incorporated into hazard control of hazardous materials. 3. Access and incorporate information from the Consumer Products Safety Commission and other governmental agencies into hazard control methods. Topic 4. Facilities Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Strategize the safety professionals’ role in facility planning, design, construction, maintenance and utilization. 2. Discuss facility design factors that should be considered when planning for emergency situations. 3. Delineate hazards associated with illumination and lighting that must be addressed by safety professionals. 4. Recommend controls to counter or abate illumination and lighting hazards. Topic 5. Materials Handling Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Identify hazards associated with material handling operations and tasks. 2. Recommend control strategies associated with materials handling operations and tasks. 3. Assess manual material handling hazards through utilization of the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation. 4. Prescribe controls to abate hazards associated with powered vehicles, particularly forklifts. Topic 6. Production Operations, Equipment, and Tools Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Identify hazards associated with production operations, machinery, equipment, tools, pressure vessels, and electricity. 2. Recommend control strategies and programs to abate and correct hazards associated with production operations, machinery, equipment, tools, pressure vessels, and electricity. 3. Propose procedures to control hazardous energy. Topic 7 Walking and Working Surfaces and the Prevention of Slips, Trips, and Falls Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Describe the significance of the injury problem associated with falls. 2. Identify hazards that may cause workers to slip, trip or fall. 3. Implement control strategies to prevent slips, trips, and falls in various industries and for various fall hazards. 4. Assess and prioritize control strategies to curtail fall injuries. Topic 8. Occupational Health Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Formulate a program to prevent and control chemical hazards that pose occupational safety and health hazards. 2. Recommend personal protective equipment to curtail occupational safety and occupational health hazards. 3. Identify occupational health hazards through reviewing Material Safety Data Sheets. 4. Formulate a plan to control identified occupational health hazards based on Material Safety Data Sheets. Topic 9. Psychological, Organizational, and Ergonomic Risk Factors Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Apply macroergonomic theories and principles to curtail occupational injuries and illnesses. 2. Complete a literature review to examine occupational safety and health outcome relationships associated with selected psychosocial, organizational, and ergonomic factors. 3. Effectively communicate risks or protective measures associated with psychosocial, organizational, and ergonomic factors. 4. Present how the safety professional can control or abate psychosocial, organizational, or ergonomic risk factors or can capitalize on protective to enhance safety and health outcomes.
Dr. Karim Hardy - 3/1/2015
karim.hardy@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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