INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE & SAFETY PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Course Number: OSH 621
Credit Hours: 3
Bassam H. Atieh, Sc.D.
Industrial Hygiene and Safety Program Development
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.
To enrich the student's knowledge of the fundamentals and principles of industrial hygiene.
This course is also designed to promote group discussions, practical application and
implementation of industrial hygiene and occupational safety & health related programs.
Course Objectives (c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k)
By the end of this course:
- The student will have a very broad knowledge of industrial hygiene concepts and their
- The student will have a significant exposure to applied sciences in industrial hygiene.
- The student will be able to plan, design and implement a comprehensive industrial hygiene
and/or a general safety related program.
- Students will learn how to be a part of a multi-disciplinary team, write analytical reports
and make presentations demonstrating technical information.
A. REVIEW OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE CONCEPTS AND CASE STUDIES
- Review of Industrial Hygiene Concepts (Recognition, evaluation & control of hazards)
- Discussion of Case Studies
(In-class discussions and evaluation of real experiences)
B. DEVELOPMENT OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE PROGRAMS
- Design and Implementation of Industrial Hygiene Programs
(Class-work assignments and round-table discussions)
- Assigned and Required Chapters
- The Industrial Hygienist
- The Safety Professional
- The Occupational Physician
- The Occupational Nurse
- Industrial Hygiene Program
C. RECOMMENDED CHAPTERS FOR READING
- Governmental Regulations
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Research Design and Research Strategy
FINAL EXAM (COMPREHENSIVE)
- Writing critiques
- Term paper; topic must be approved
- Critiques are due on or before the date assigned by the instructor; LATE CRITIQUES
WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. (Make sure to turn-in original article/s)
- Papers are due on or before the date assigned by the instructor; LATE PAPERS
WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Field & Laboratory Experiences
- Field trips (when applicable) will be followed by group discussions.
- Laboratory and hands-on are not required for this course. However, all student are
encouraged to use the industrial hygiene laboratory open-hours policy for hands-on and
- Homework: 15%
- Critique: 15%
- Paper: 20%
- Final Exam: 50%
- Attendance is required.
- Unexcused absences may affect your final grade for the course.
Academic Honesty Policy
Refer to your undergraduate/graduate bulletin.
Cheating, plagiarism (submitting another person's material as one's own, or doing work for
another person which will receive academic credit) are all impermissible. This includes the
use of unauthorized, books, notebooks, or other sources in order to secure or give help during
an examination, the unauthorized copying of examinations, assignments, reports and term
papers, or the presentation of unacknowledged material as if it were the student's own work.
Disciplinary action may be taken beyond the academic discipline administered by the faculty
member who teaches the course in which the cheating took place.
Recommended Texts & References
- Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene, National Safety Council, Latest Edition.
- The Occupational Environment-Its Evaluation and Control, AIHA Press, Latest Edition.
- Brauer, Roger L., Safety and Health for Engineers, VNR, USA, Latest Edition.
- Graduate status
- OSH 420
- Instructor's approval
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