Safety - UG (SFTY)


SFTY 311  Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health  3 Credits (3,0)

Designed for the beginning safety student. Prerequisite for most of the higher-level safety courses. Introduction and overview of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act and how provisions of the Act are implemented in the workplace, OSHA's general industry standards, and an overview of the requirements of the more frequently referenced standards. The rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act, the appeals process, recordkeeping, and voluntary protection programs.

SFTY 321  Ergonomics  3 Credits (3,0)

Concepts and physiological aspects of ergonomics examined. Anthropometric principles in workspace and equipment design, workspace design, human-machine systems, analysis and design of displays and controls, and environmental factors affecting work environment.

SFTY 326  System Safety  3 Credits (3,0)

Emphasizes the specialized integration of safety skills and resources into all phases of a system's life cycle. Topics include qualitative and quantitative tools and techniques for system analysis and design applied to accident analysis, prevention, and mitigation.

SFTY 341  Occupational Safety and Health Program Management  3 Credits (3,0)

The principles of the development and management of materials, techniques, and procedures used in the implementation of occupational safety and health programs and their application in a variety of occupational settings. The management techniques, governmental regulations, and safety and health programs developed for industry. The history of the safety and health movement; government regulations; safety and health program organization; hazard information and analysis process; and implementation of an occupational safety and health program.

SFTY 355  Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology  3 Credits (3,0)

Evaluation of principles associated with industrial hygiene. Recognition, evaluation, and control of hazards related to noise, vibration, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, thermal conditions, pressure, chemicals, airborne contaminants, and biological substances. Subjects discussed in relation to all regulatory requirements, using engineering and non-engineering controls to reduce or eliminate workplace health hazards.
Prerequisites: CHEM 110 and CHEM 110L or three credit hours of Physical Life Science and SFTY 311

SFTY 360  Construction Safety  3 Credits (3,0)

In-depth study of construction safety and importance of safety and health in the construction industry. The Code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR 1926) governing the construction industry examined. Management and application of the regulations in the workplace, typically through safety inspections, job safety planning, organizing and conducting health and safety training, investigating and maintaining records of construction accidents, incidents, and injuries and illnesses.

SFTY 365  Fire Protection  3 Credits (3,0)

Introduces the basics of fire and fire protection. The physics, chemistry, characteristics, and behavior of fire, fire hazards of material, fire suppression systems, extinguishing agents, and detection and alarm systems. Primary emphasis on fire hazards and the regulatory requirements associated with air, rail, marine, and highway modes of transportation.
Prerequisites: CHEM 110 and CHEM 110L or three credit hours of Physical Life Science and SFTY 311

SFTY 440  System Safety Management  3 Credits (3,0)

This course emphasizes using specialized techniques employed in System Safety throughout all phases of a system's life cycle. Fundamentals of systems engineering, combined with sound management practices, are presented in this course to enable the student to fully appreciate System Safety's vital role in preventing mishaps. Students will acquire an understanding of how this approach to safety aids in the prediction of potential failures and hazards that are designed into equipment, processes, and facilities.

SFTY 470  Advanced Occupational Safety and Health Technology  3 Credits (3,0)

Culminating experience derives from previous work in occupational safety and health technology. Heavy emphasis on analyzing previously learned occupational safety and health theories and concepts to determine appropriate application with secondary focus on horizontal integration of ideas and concepts in a practical framework; serving as professional guidance for the practicing Occupational Safety and Health Technologist. Will draw upon previous occupational safety and health studies to develop and defend an in-depth analysis of an occupational safety and health issue in a program or business.
Prerequisites: SFTY 311 SFTY 341 and SFTY 355