THE OSH PROGRAM

 

BACHELOR / MASTER OF SCIENCE

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

 

Bachelor of Science (123 semester hours)

 

Two (2) Tracks

- Occupational Safety and Health

- Environmental Health and Safety

 

Master of Science (30 semester hours)

 

Three (3) Concentrations

- Safety Management

- Industrial Hygiene

- Environmental Health and Safety

 

Technical Minor (21 semester hours)

 

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THE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

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MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

CURRICULUM TRACKS

 

The Department of Occupational Safety and health provides related curriculum offerings at the baccalaureate

level. Service courses are offered for individuals majoring in other fields such as business, science, health,

psychology, education, and engineering technology. The department also offers a technical minor and a Master

of Science degree. The degree programs are designed to provide the technical and professional knowledge

required by individuals pursuing professional careers in accident prevention, loss-control management and

supervision, inspection and control of occupational hazards, industrial hygiene, or environmental health and

safety.

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AREA: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

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DEGREE: BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

 

CIP 15.0701

 

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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

FALL 2018 CURRENT

 

ACCREDITED BY

Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET (ANSAC/ABET).

www.abet.org

ABET, Inc.

415 North Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: 410-347-7700

 

LENGTH OF PROGRAM AND DEGREE OFFERED

Four Academic Years, [123 Credit Hours], B.Sc.

 

DEGREE TRACKS

 

SAFETY TRACK

This track is designed to provide the technical and professional knowledge required by individuals pursuing

professional careers in accident prevention, loss control management and supervision, inspection and control

of occupational hazards, and industrial hygiene.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY TRACK

This track is designed to provide the technical and professional knowledge required by individuals pursuing

professional careers in environmental issues and affairs such as water quality, air quality and solid and

hazardous waste management.

 

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH MINOR.........................................................21 HOURS

OSH 192, 353, 387, 420, and 9 hours from OSH 101, 320, 384, 425, 452. Six hours must be upper-level

courses completed in residence at MSU. Courses may require prerequisites.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

Applicants must meet the Murray State University requirements (refer to MSU Academic Bulletin).

Students may declare OSH as their area of choice at any point. However, students must be formally

admitted into the OSH program before they can enroll in restricted classes which are OSH 353 or

400- (excluding 488) and 500-level OSH classes. In order to be admitted to the OSH program, a student

must (1) have completed at least 30 credit hours of coursework directly applicable to an OSH degree from

the OSH University Studies requirements, required core courses, non-restricted OSH classes at the

100-, 200- and 300-levels, and technical electives, with a minimum GPA of 2.50; (2) have no grade less

than a "C" in an OSH class; (3) complete an application packet for admission to the program; (4) be

successfully reviewed by the OSH program admissions committee; (5) apply by February 1 for summer/fall

enrollment or by September 1 for spring enrollment; (6) follow the most current bulletin when admitted to

the program. Admission is competitive and based on available space. Admission is subject to application

and careful evaluation by the OSH program admissions committee.

 

DEGREE RQUIREMENTS

All Occupational Safety and Health majors and minors must earn a grade of "C" or better in all OSH

courses.  Any OSH course with a grade below a "C" must be repeated.  The maximum number of times a

student may enroll in an OSH class is twice; this includes audits and withdrawals after the first week of class.

Exceptions would be made only if the student was forced to drop the class due to a life-changing event

and not due to performance in class.  If a grade less than "C" is received in any OSH course for a second

time, the course cannot be repeated and the student is dismissed from the program and is not eligible for

readmission. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 must be maintained to graduate.

 

 

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

CURRICULUM TRACKS, FALL 2018 CURRENT

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (4 ACADEMIC YEARS / 123 CREDIT HOURS)

CREDITS

 

A.  UNIVERSITY STUDIES REQUIREMENTS (42 CREDIT HOURS)

 

I. Oral and Written Communication

ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing and Inquiry 4

COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking 3

 

II. World's Historical, Literary and Philosophy Traditions

CIV 201 or CIV 202 World Civilizations (I or II) 3

HUM 211 Western Humanities Tradition 3

 

III. Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quant. Skills

BIO 101 Biological Concepts (Lab Required) 4

CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I (Lab Required) 4

MAT 230 Technical Math. II 5

 

IV. Social & Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship

Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Civic Engagement:

Required Elective 3

Social Science:

PSY 180 General Psychology 3

 

V. Global Awareness, Cult. Diversity, and World's Traditions

Required Elective 3

 

VI. University Studies Approved Electives

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology * T 3

STA 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 4

 

B.  DEGREE REQUIRED CORE COURSES (51 CREDIT HOURS)

 

EGD 120 Processes and Materials 3

MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management 3

OSH 100T Transitions 1

OSH 192 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health 3

OSH 299 Professional Development Seminar I 1

OSH 310 Fire and Emergency Preparedness Preplanning 3

OSH 311 Hazardous Materials and Emergency Planning 3

OSH 320 Environmental and Occupational Health Engineering Tech. 3

OSH 353 Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace 3

OSH 387 OSH Standards 3

OSH 420 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene 3

OSH 425 Physical Agents 3

OSH 450 Practical Application Lab 2

OSH 452 Systems Approach to Hazard Control 3

OSH 488 Cooperative Education/Internship & ERA 487 3

OSH 550 Safety and Health Program Management and Training 3

OSH 591 Engineering and Technical Aspects of Safety W 3

PHY 125 Brief Introductory Physics 4

PHY 126 Brief Introductory Physics Lab 1

 

* CSC 199 can be substituted by another computer related course with advisor's approval.

T Technology intensive course.

W Writing intensive course.

 

 

CREDITS

 

C1.  OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH TRACK (30 CREDIT HOURS)

 

OSH 101 Emergency Medical Training ** 6

OSH 384 Construction Safety 3

OSH 445 Loss Control Management and Measurement 3

OSH 546 Fundamentals of Risk Management 3

Technical Electives *** (15 Credits from C2 and/or D) 15

 

C2.  ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY TRACK (30 CREDIT HOURS)

 

CMA 330 Water Quality Technology I 3

CMA 331 Water Quality Technology II 3

OSH 511 Hazardous Waste Site Operation 3

OSH 523 Occupational Diseases 3

OSH 527 Air Contaminants and Industrial Ventilation 3

Technical Electives *** (15 Credits from C1 and/or D) 15

 

D.  TECHNICAL ELECTIVES ***

 

CMA 310 Anatomy of Buildings 3

CMA 342 Air Quality Technology 3

CMA 353 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 3

CMA 385 Construction Estimating I 3

CMA 480 Construction Planning and Management 3

CMA 555 Environmental Regulatory Affairs 3

CMA 585 Remediation Technology 3

CHE 120 Chemical Laboratory Safety 1

CHE 210 Brief Organic Chemistry 3

CHE 215 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1

COM 384 Communication Skills for Professionals 3

COM 439 Conflict and Communication 3

CRJ 140 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3

CRJ 355 Security in Business and Industry 3

CRJ 425 Terrorism 3

MGT 550 Human Resource Management 3

MGT 575 Labor-Management Relations 3

OSH 330 Global Issues in OSH (May Be Repeated) 3

OSH 371 Professional Internship II 3

OSH 412 Emergency Management 3

OSH 453 Human Factors in Safety Engineering 3

OSH 488 Cooperative Education/Internship 3

(May Be Repeated for 2nd Cooperative Ed. Course)

OSH 499 Professional Development Seminar II 1

OSH 536 Motor Fleet Safety 3

OSH 571 Problems in Safety and Health 3

OSH 578 Workshop in Safety and Health 1-3

PSY 405 Industrial and Organizational Psychology 3

SPA 107 Basic Spanish and Culture for Occ. Safety & Health 3

 

 

** Must obtain signed written consent from advisor to substitute alternative courses.

*** Indicates courses that must have prior approval by advisor.

 

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS........................................................................123 HOURS

 

All OSH majors and minors must earn a grade of "C" or better in all OSH courses. Any OSH course with

a grade below a "C" must be repeated and only one repeat is allowed. If a grade less than "C" is received

in any OSH course for a second time, the student is dismissed from the program and is not eligible for

readmission. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 must be maintained to graduate.

 

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THE GRADUATE PROGRAM

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MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

 

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE

CURRICULUM CONCENTRATIONS

 

The Department of Occupational Safety and Health offers a Master of Science degree. The curriculum

concentrations available under this program are designed to provide the philosophical, scientific and technical

knowledge required of individuals seeking professional management and administrative positions in the field.

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AREA: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

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DEGREE: MASTER OF SCIENCE

 

CIP 15.0701

 

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MASTER OF SCIENCE

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

 

ACCREDITED BY

Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET (ANSAC/ABET).

www.abet.org

ABET, Inc.

415 North Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Phone: 410-347-7700

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION

Applicants must meet the Murray State University requirements (refer to MSU Academic Bulletin).

Additional requirements for unconditional and conditional admission are as follows.

 

UNCONDITIONAL ADMISSION

Unconditional admission status is granted only to students who graduate from Murray State University

with a baccalaureate degree in occupational safety and health and with an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher.

 

CONDITIONAL ADMISSION

Conditional admission status is granted to students with a 2.75 GPA or higher, regardless of undergraduate

baccalaureate degree field or major. To change to unconditional status, the student must meet the

university requirement of obtaining a 3.00 in the first nine (9) hours of graduate work and additional

criteria set forth by the Department of Occupational Safety and Health.

 

Students admitted from a different undergraduate field/discipline must complete the following course

work in addition to the above GPA requirements. Undergraduate course work is required in biology,

chemistry, mathematics, and physics. The following courses are the minimum accepted requirements

for pursuing a master's degree in OSH.

 

- BIO 101

- CHE 105

- MAT 130, or 140 & 145, or 150

- PHY 125 & 126

- Statistics (STA 135 or PSY 300)

 

Students must also complete 15 prerequisite credit hours in Occupational Safety and Health and pass

these courses with a grade of "C" or higher.

 

 

NOTES

 

- The status CONDITIONAL/UNCONDITIONAL admission must be determined before the student

enrolls in his/her first class.

 

- Conditional admission is reserved for applicants whose previous education and/or experience is

evaluated by the department indicating the likelihood of success.

 

- Students accepted conditionally will be required to complete nine (9) hours of prescribed work and

achieve a minimum GPA of 3.00 before they are reevaluated. These nine hours will be assigned by

the advisor and may be in addition to the student's program.

 

- Students denied admission to the graduate program in OSH, but meet University requirements for

conditional admission, may petition for conditional admission.

 

- Upon recommendation of the advisor, prerequisite undergraduate requirements may be taken while

enrolled for graduate credit.

 

- GRE is NOT a requirement and it is not a criterion for admission or graduation.

 

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MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE

CURRICULUM CONCENTRATIONS, FALL 2016 CURRENT

 

OBJECTIVES

The graduate program in Occupational Safety and Health is designed to prepare students to become

competent and demonstrate knowledge in the occupational safety and health program concentrations:

environmental health and safety, industrial hygiene and safety management. Persons pursuing this

degree must have a B.Sc. degree in Occupational Safety and Health, or a related field, and/or complete

a core of 15 credit (semester) hours of undergraduate work.

 

SPONSORING UNIT

Department of Occupational Safety and Health

Jesse D. Jones College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky 42071

 

DEGREE OFFERED

Master of Science

 

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: [30]

Thesis Track

Non-Thesis Track

 

SCIENCE AND MATH REQUIREMENTS

Undergraduate course work is required in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics.

The following courses are the minimum accepted requirements for pursuing a master's

degree in OSH.

- BIO 101

- CHE 105

- MAT 130, or 140 & 145, or 150

- PHY 125 & 126

- Statistics (STA 135 or PSY 300)

 

OTHER DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

- Oral defense of thesis (thesis track)

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS AND NOTES

- Students selecting the safety management concentration must take OSH 384 & OSH 657

- Students selecting the industrial hygiene concentration must take OSH 425, OSH 626, OSH 656, & OSH 697

- Students selecting the environmental concentration must take OSH 320 & OSH 697

- All non-thesis students must take OSH 644 (Internship)

 

MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE, COURSES OF STUDY

 

CREDITS

 

UNDERGRADUATE PREREQUISITES (15 CREDIT HOURS)

OSH 192 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health 3

OSH 353 Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace 3 OR

OSH 453 Human Factors in Safety Engineering 3

OSH 387 OSH Standards 3

OSH 420 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene 3

and SELECT 1 COURSE FROM THE FOLLOWING BASED ON PROGRAM CONCENTRATION

(Safety Management Concentration)

- OSH 384 Construction Safety 3

(Industrial Hygiene Concentration)

- OSH 425 Physical Agents 3

(Environmental Concentration)

- OSH 320 Environmental and Occupational Health Engineering Tech. 3

 

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS (18 CREDIT HOURS) *

OSH 621 Industrial Hygiene and Safety Program Development 3

OSH 623 Occupational Diseases 3

OSH 626 Industrial Hygiene Sampling Strategies 3

OSH 630 Global Issues in OSH 3

OSH 636 Transportation Safety 3

OSH 637 Biostatistics and Probability 3

OSH 640 Safety and Health Program Management and Training 3

OSH 644 Graduate Cooperative Education OR (an approved elective 3

with prior safety internship or equivalent)

OSH 645 Loss Control Management and Measurement 3

OSH 646 Fundamentals of Risk Management 3

OSH 654 Advanced Safety and Health Management and Administration 3

OSH 655 Legal Aspects of Safety and Health 3

OSH 656 Ergonomics and Biomechanics 3

OSH 657 Current Literature and Research in Safety and Health 3

OSH 658 Introduction to Occupational Epidemiology 3

OSH 680 Graduate Seminar in Occupational Safety and Health 3

OSH 697 Research in Environmental Health and Safety 3

OSH 698-699 Thesis 6

- Thesis may substitute for OSH 644 & (OSH 657 or OSH 697)

 

SAFETY MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION (12 CREDIT HOURS)

OSH 621 Industrial Hygiene and Safety Program Development 3

OSH 640 Safety and Health Program Management and Training 3

OSH 650 Occ. Safety & Health Organizl. Leadership and Management 3

OSH 655 Legal Aspects of Safety and Health 3

 

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE CONCENTRATION (12 CREDIT HOURS)

OSH 621 Industrial Hygiene and Safety Program Development 3

OSH 622 Toxicology of Industrial Materials 3

OSH 627 Air Contaminants and Industrial Ventilation 3

OSH 663 Applied Workplace Ergonomics 3

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CONCENTRATION (12 CREDIT HOURS)

OSH 622 Toxicology of Industrial Materials 3

OSH 627 Air Contaminants and Industrial Ventilation 3

OSH 687 Wastewater Treatment 3

OSH 689 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management 3

 

* Technical requirements courses (18 credit hours) are selected based on the student's

program concentration and must be approved by the graduate program advisor.

 

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DEPARTMENT OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

OSH COURSES, LIST AND DESCRIPTION

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UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

 

OSH 100T Transitions (1)

Meetings with advisors, department personnel, service areas, and campus field trips comprise the main

involvement. Availability of university resources is stressed with emphasis on personal needs. Only one

freshman orientation course will count toward graduation.

 

OSH 101 Emergency Medical Training (6)

Designed to cover the overall role and responsibilities of the emergency medical Technician-Basic in performing

both the emergency care and operational aspects of his/her job. Also covers diagnosis and all emergency

treatment procedures short of those rendered by physicians. Successful completion of all required coursework

and examinations will qualify the student to apply for state and national registry certification.

 

OSH 192 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health (3)

Students will be introduced to OSHA Standards in the 29CFR 1910 for General Industry. Students will also be

Introduced to safety management principles and will apply hazard identification and injury prevention techniques.

 

OSH 299 Professional Development Seminar I (1)

Seminar for students in the occupational safety and health field, focusing on the job search process, employment

opportunities, interviewing techniques, and current management topics. Introductory level course recommended

for students not only preparing internships, but those preparing to transition from college to career.

Graded pass/fail.

 

OSH 301 Product Liability (3)

An examination of the problems and current practices in both industry and government pertaining to the design,

production, testing and economic consideration of product hazards. Attention will be given to the impact of

design deficiencies on the public and the liability involved.

Prerequisite: EGD 120.

 

OSH 310 Fire and Emergency Preparedness Preplanning (3)

Analysis of the historical perspective of fire science and examination of the various fields of study that make up

the fire science curriculum. Fire control through building construction, occupancy, occupancy hazard control,

life-saving tactics and knowledge. Control of flammable gases, solids, liquids, dusts, chemicals and explosives.

In addition, the course is designed to develop an awareness and comprehension of the disasters known to

modern man, including a detailed description of their characteristics and physical destructive potential, and to

develop student awareness of all agency, public and individual responsibilities prior to, during and after the

occurrence of any type of disaster.

Prerequisite: OSH 192.

 

OSH 311 Hazardous Materials and Emergency Planning (3)

This course is designed to develop an awareness and comprehension of disaster response programs,

operations and responsibilities emphasizing the transportation, storage and handling of hazardous materials.

Prerequisite: OSH 192 and Pre- or Corequisite: CHE 105.

 

OSH 320 Environmental and Occupational Health Engineering Technology (3)

An environmental overview course that examines scientific causes and engineering solutions to water and air

pollution problems. Focus is on adverse effects, generation sources, scientific principles, and EPA engineering

control strategies. Solid and hazardous waste disposal methods are also covered.

 

OSH 330 Global Issues in OSH (3)

This course is designed to introduce the student to international issues in Occupational Safety and

Health. The primary focus is for students to understand how culture can affect perceived risk and

ultimately risk assessment. Course will be conducted in destination country.

 

OSH 353 Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace (3)

A course examining the occurrence and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace.

Emphasis is on recognizing and identifying MSD signs and symptoms, contributing risk factors, control

methods, training and prevention program development and implementation, and management issues.

 

OSH 370 Professional Internship I (3)

Work experience or training in industry. Evaluation of work experience made by department.

Graded pass/fail.

Prerequisite: junior standing or instructor's approval.

 

OSH 371 Professional Internship II (3)

Work experience or training in industry. Evaluation of experience made by department. Graded pass/fail.

Prerequisite: junior standing or instructor's approval.

 

OSH 384 Construction Safety (3)

Course will include management techniques necessary to address the unique needs of the construction

workplace as contrasted to general industry, as well as a study of applicable standards and methods of

recognition, avoidance and prevention of potential hazards.

 

OSH 387 OSH Standards (3)

A study of OSHA standards and various consensus standards affecting occupational safety and health

students will become adept at identifying, interpreting, and applying appropriate 29CFR 1910

requirements for situations frequently faced by occupational safety and health professionals. "Best

practices" related to mandatory standards will also be discussed.

 

OSH 420 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene (3)

An introduction to the field of industrial hygiene, including the chemical, physical, and biological agents which

affect the health and safety of employees; the application of control measures for the various agents; the study

of threshold limit values and occupational health toxicology.

Prerequisite: CHE 105.

 

OSH 425 Physical Agents (3)

The study of physical agents including noise, radiation (ionizing and non-ionizing forms), abnormal

atmospheric pressure, and heat and cold stresses in the workplace. Emphasis is given to properties, health

effects, measurements, and engineering controls recommended and practiced by OSHA.

 

OSH 437 Senior Honors Thesis (3)

A faculty-supervised thesis and/or project which allows Honors Program students with a senior standing to

undertake advanced research. A thesis paper and/or written review of the exhibit or performance is required.

 

OSH 445 Loss Control Management and Measurement (3)

An analysis of actual or potential exposures to hazards and their resultant losses posed by agents, energy

forms, forces, and substances in the workplace; measuring the loss exposures created by those hazards;

and managing the appropriate counter measures to compensate for perils presented by those losses.

Prerequisite: OSH 192.

 

OSH 450 Practical Application Lab (2)

Course designed to familiarize students with the various instruments utilized in occupational safety and

health (industrial hygiene, ergonomics, and environmental sciences), understand calibration of these

instruments, and provide hands-on experience with various types of equipment. OSH 425 prior to this

course is strongly advised.

 

OSH 452 Systems Approach to Hazard Control (3)

This course is designed to identify the broad spectrum of actual and potential hazards existing in systems

using methodological system approaches. Emphasis is on systems safety analysis techniques such as fault

tree analysis, event tree analysis, energy trace and barrier analysis, and human error and reliability.

Prerequisites: STA 135 and junior standing.

 

OSH 453 Human Factors in Safety Engineering (3)

An analysis of the man-machine relationship and the biological, physiological and psychological factors

that contribute to accident causation; examination of theoretical and applied research findings.

 

OSH 488 Cooperative Education (3)

A meaningful, planned and evaluated work experience related to the career and educational objectives

of the student for which he/she may receive both academic credit and financial remuneration. Course may

be repeated for a maximum of six credits. Graded pass/fail.

Prerequisite: permission of chairman.

 

OSH 489 Cooperative Education (3)

Continuation of 488. Graded pass/fail.

Prerequisite: permission of chairman.

 

OSH 499 Professional Development Seminar II (1)

Seminar for students in Occupational Safety and Health, focusing on the transition to the world of work

and related problems. Recommended for students in the senior. Graded pass/fail.

Prerequisite: OSH 299.

 

OSH 511 Hazardous Waste Site Operations (3)

This course will train the student to become a hazardous materials specialist. The course will explore

the various aspects of the hazardous waste site (especially Superfund Sites), including rights and

responsibilities, hazard recognition and monitoring.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

 

OSH 523 Occupational Diseases (3)

Survey of occupational diseases covering routes of entry and modes of action. In particular, the

pathogenicity, epidemiology and diagnosis of occupational diseases will be stressed as they relate to

chemical, biological and radiological hazards, dermatoses, airway diseases, plant and wood hazards,

chemical carcinogens, and pesticides.

 

OSH 527 Air Contaminants and Industrial Ventilation (3)

A course examining air contaminant problems, gas calculations, and industrial ventilation. This course

covers the EPA laws and regulations, and the scientific principles and controls of classical air pollution

problems. It also focuses on the engineering evaluation and design of industrial ventilation systems.

Pre- or Corequisite: OSH 420 or instructor's approval. (Same as CMA 527)

 

OSH 536 Motor Fleet Safety (3)

A basic introduction to problems and practices of motor fleet safety with emphasis on regulatory

requirements.

 

OSH 546 Fundamentals of Risk Management (3)

An overview of risk management: the process of making and implementing decisions that enable an

organization to optimize its level of risk. Risk management topics include risk identification, risk

assessment, development of appropriate controls, and risk communication.

Prerequisite: OSH 192.

 

OSH 550 Safety and Health Program Management and Training (3)

The concepts, relationships and principles of managing the occupational safety and health function and the

development of training procedures and practices to integrate that function into the organization.

Prerequisite: senior standing.

 

OSH 571 Problems in Safety and Health (3)

Individual study and research relating to safety and health. May be repeated once for a maximum of

six credit hours.

Prerequisites: Instructor's approval of problem before registering for course and junior standing.

 

OSH 578 Workshop in Safety and Health (1-3)

Workshops on topics pertinent to safety and health. May be repeated once for a maximum

of six credit hours.

 

OSH 591 Engineering and Technical Aspects of Safety (3)

A study of the fundamental engineering principles of electricity, statics, strength of materials,

biomechanics, and other aspects of engineering related to safety. Emphasis is placed on the application

of engineering principles to safety practices, hazard mitigation and loss control.

Prerequisites: MAT 230 and PHY 125.

 

 

GRADUATE LEVEL COURSES

 

OSH 621 Industrial Hygiene and Safety Program Development (3)

Advanced, in-depth study of harmful chemical, biological and physical agents found in the workplace.

Emphasis is on analytical methods, control measures, monitoring and surveillance techniques, and

developing and writing a comprehensive industrial hygiene or safety program.

Prerequisite: OSH 420.

 

OSH 622 Toxicology of Industrial Materials (3)

A study of the environmental and occupational health effects and hazards associated with the exposure

to industrial chemicals and contaminants. The course will cover the basic principles of toxicology,

target organ toxicities, and the mechanisms involved in toxic effects.

 

OSH 623 Occupational Diseases (3)

Survey of occupational diseases covering routes of entry and modes of action. In particular, the

pathogenicity, epidemiology and diagnosis of occupational diseases will be stressed as they relate to

chemical, biological and radiological hazards, dermatoses, airway diseases, plant and wood hazards,

chemical carcinogens, and pesticides.

 

OSH 626 Industrial Hygiene Sampling Strategies (3)

Advanced in-depth study of the approaches to workplace sampling. Emphasis is on statistical sampling

methods, passive monitoring, colorimetric devices, breathing zone and area sampling strategies. Course

work will include laboratory exercises and field experience.

Prerequisites: OSH 420 and PHY 125.

 

OSH 627 Air Contaminants and Industrial Ventilation (3)

A course examining air contaminant problems, gas calculations, and industrial ventilation. This course

covers the EPA laws and regulations, and the scientific principles and controls of classical air pollution

problems. It also focuses on the engineering evaluation and design of industrial ventilation systems.

Pre- or Corequisite: OSH 420 or instructor's approval.

 

OSH 630 Global Issues in OSH (3)

This course is designed to introduce the student to international issues in Occupational Safety and

Health. The primary focus is for students to understand how culture can affect perceived risk and

ultimately risk assessment. Course will be conducted in destination country.

 

OSH 636 Transportation Management (3)

An introduction to problems and practices of transportation safety-related issues including a review of

regulatory compliance.

 

OSH 637 Biostatistics and Probability (3)

The study and application of biostatistics and probability distributions in environmental and health-related

sampling. Emphasis is given to hypothesis testing and graphical determination of confidence intervals. This

course will also cover the use and application of log scales and their application in log-normal distributions.

Prerequisite: STA 135 or PSY 300, or instructor's approval.

 

OSH 640 Safety and Health Program Management and Training (3)

The concepts, relationships and principles of managing the occupational safety and health function and the

development of training procedures and practices to integrate that function into the organization.

 

OSH 644 Graduate Cooperative Education (3)

A meaningful, planned, and evaluated work experience related to the career and educational objectives

of the student for which he/she may receive academic credit and possible financial remuneration.

May be repeated for a maximum of six hours. Graded pass/fail.

Prerequisite: permission of chair.

 

OSH 645 Loss Control Management and Measurement (3)

An analysis of actual or potential exposures to hazards and their resultant losses posed by agents, energy

forms, forces, and substances in the workplace; measuring the loss exposures created by those hazards;

and managing the appropriate counter measures to compensate for perils presented by those losses.

Prerequisites: OSH 192.

 

OSH 646 Fundamentals of Risk Management (3)

An overview of risk management: the process of making and implementing decisions that enable an

organization to optimize its level of risk. Risk management topics include risk identification, risk

assessment, development of appropriate controls, and risk communication.

 

OSH 650 Occupational Safety and Health Organizational Leadership and Management (3)

An overview of the safety and health leader's role in accomplishing organizational objectives emphasizing

leadership and management. Concepts covered include safety and health-related leadership issues,

implementation of codes and standards, integration of leadership with safety engineering and management

principles as well as leadership skills including communication, motivation, initiating change, team building,

delegation, and credibility.

 

OSH 654 Advanced Safety and Health Management and Administration (3)

Examination of past and current philosophical beliefs, practices and approaches to controlling safety and

health hazards, risks exposure, accidents and loss.

 

OSH 655 Legal Aspects of Safety and Health (3)

This course will present an overview of the regulatory process including the influences of the executive,

legislative and judicial branches of government on OSHA and EPA regulations.

 

OSH 656 Ergonomics and Biomechanics (3)

This course is concerned with the health, behavioral and technical sciences and their role in the reduction

of worker stress. These factors are thus related to the neuro-muscular and skeletal systems and the

mechanics involved in efficient workplace design.

Prerequisite: OSH 353 or OSH 453.

 

OSH 657 Current Literature and Research in Safety and Health (3)

Survey of current literature and research in safety and health, including accident causation and prevention,

hazard abatement, risk management, and loss control.

 

OSH 658 Introduction to Occupational Epidemiology (3)

This course will give the students an overview of the basic principles of occupational epidemiology

necessary to understand the scientific literature. The major types of epidemiologic studies will be

described, and students will learn basic epidemiological calculations. Epidemiologic principles of

reliability, validity, bias, screening, and surveillance will be discussed.

 

OSH 663 Applied Workplace Ergonomics (3)

This course is designed to provide the student the opportunity to apply the principles of ergonomics to the

work environment. It is intended to offer students practical experience in applying ergonomics through the

development of an industrial case study.

Prerequisite: OSH 656.

 

OSH 670 Internship in Safety and Health (3)

Supervised work experience in safety and health-related operations focusing on the career objectives and

educational objectives of the student. Evaluation of the experience made by the department.

Prerequisite: permission of chairman. Graded: pass/fail.

 

OSH 671 Problems in Safety and Health (1-3)

Individual study and research relating to safety and health.

Prerequisite: Instructor's approval of problem before registering for course.

 

OSH 680 Graduate Seminar in Occupational Safety and Health (3)

This course involves on-site analysis of safety and health programs of area industry. Students are exposed to

a variety of industrial settings and have the opportunity to interact with practicing safety and health professionals.

Extensive weekly travel is required. Students also organize and present a seminar related to occupational safety

and health.

 

OSH 687 Wastewater Treatment (3)

A study of the operation and process design of wastewater treatment systems. This course focuses on

aerobic biological treatment and process control for the activated sludge system. Topics will include

treatment evaluations, trouble shooting, system design, and operational control strategies.

Prerequisite: OSH 320 or instructor's approval.

 

OSH 689 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management (3)

This course will provide students with an understanding of hazardous waste laws in the United States

and practical strategies for compliance with those laws. It will also introduce students to the

environmental impacts and pollution prevention practices of various industries as well as emerging

technologies and philosophies as related to hazardous waste management.

 

OSH 697 Research in Environmental Health and Safety (3)

A course where students research issues and problems related to health, safety or the environment and

scientifically address solutions to existing and potential problems and hazards that threaten health and

safety in occupational or environmental settings.

 

OSH 698 Thesis (3)

 

OSH 699 Thesis (3)

 

 

 

 

End of OSH Bulletin & Programs

Updated: 08/15/2019