Safety - UG (SFTY)


SFTY 201  Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health  3 Credits (3,0)

The basic health and safety concepts associated with industry and transportation. Comprehensive health and safety overview; a historical study of the legislative development; enactment of appropriate statutes, regulations, and laws; the definition of safety terms; and a discussion of the ethics and professionalism required by the health and safety profession. Introduces hazard recognition and reporting, evaluation, and control concepts used in risk management, accident investigation, ergonomics, and accident prevention.

SFTY 205  Principles of Accident Investigation  3 Credits (3,0)

The process required for the investigation of accidents. Different accident investigation methods, such as root cause analysis and Management Oversight Risk Tree (MORT).Filing appropriate accident reports and applications of corrective actions.

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 315  Environmental Compliance and Safety  3 Credits (3,0)

Matters associated with health and safety relating to the environment, including air, water quality, sanitation, hazardous materials, storage, handling, transportation, waste management, cleanup, the study of environmental laws, regulations, and protection of workers involved in hazardous material activities.

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 415  Human Reliability and Safety Analysis  3 Credits (3,0)

Emphasize probability and human reliability as important techniques in safety analysis. Qualitative and quantitative tools and techniques for human reliability analysis applied to accident analysis, prevention, and mitigation.

SFTY 420  Systems Design for Fire & Life Safety  3 Credits (3,0)

Design principles in building construction standards and building codes to ensure maximum life and property safety from fires, explosions, and natural disasters. Egress design specifications, occupancy and construction classifications, and building fire protection requirements.
Prerequisites: PHYS 102 and SFTY 311 and RSCH 202

SFTY 421  Ergonomics II  3 Credits (3,0)

Extension of SFTY 321 - Ergonomics. Explore in-depth human factors and their relationship to ergonomics in organizational and social environments, the relationship between ergonomics and general workplace safety. Examine how human factors can improve occupational safety and predict and analyze hazards to design and engineer safer industrial workplaces.
Prerequisites: SFTY 321

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 450  Loss Control & Insurance  3 Credits (3,0)

Loss control, insurance, and financial risk management, as they apply to the SHE (Safety, Health, and Environmental) professional. Basic concepts of financial risk management, legal principles, property and liability insurance, life and health insurance, employee benefits, social insurance, and functional and financial operations of insurers examined. Primary emphasis on consumer considerations, coverage of personal risk management, and financial planning.

SFTY 453  Construction Scheduling and Control  3 Credits (3,0)

Understanding of project planning and scheduling principles utilized in facilities and construction management. Introduces various planning and control techniques in an integrated planning and control system. Develops understanding of time, cost, and resource management principles and ethical issues. Overview of advanced project planning concepts and software used.

SFTY 462  Health, Safety and Aviation Law  3 Credits (3,0)

Introduces legal issues and concerns confronting the health and safety industry. Overview of historical legal precedence established for the aviation industry and a comprehensive examination of the laws, regulations, and legislation governing actions and authority of the health and safety professional. Introduces governing bodies and associations setting the industry's legal standards, including the scope and level of authority.

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