INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE & SAFETY PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT
Course Number: OSH 621
Credit Hours: 3
Bassam H. Atieh, Sc.D.
Industrial Hygiene and Safety Program Development
Course Description and Prerequisite(s)
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.
Prerequisites: OSH 420 and/or instructor's approval.
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, Clinical, and/or 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
Text(s) and Resources
- Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene, National Safety Council, Latest Edition.
Recommended Texts & References
- The Occupational Environment-Its Evaluation and Control, AIHA Press, Latest Edition.
- Brauer, Roger L., Safety and Health for Engineers, VNR, USA, Latest Edition.
Evaluation and Grading Procedures
- Program design & development: 65%
- Critique: 15%
- Paper: 20%
- Attendance is required.
- Unexcused absences may affect your final grade for the course.
Academic Honesty Policy
Murray State University takes seriously its moral and educational obligation
to maintain high standards of academic honesty and ethical behavior. Instructors are
expected to evaluate students' academic achievements accurately, as well as ascertain
that work submitted by students is authentic and the result of their own efforts, and
consistent with established academic standards. Students are obligated to respect and
abide by the basic standards of personal and professional integrity.
Violations of Academic Honesty Include:
Cheating - Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized information such as
books, notes, study aids, or other electronic, online, or digital devices in any academic
exercise; as well as unauthorized communication of information by any means to or from
others during any academic exercise.
Fabrication and Falsification - Intentional alteration or invention of any information
or citation in an academic exercise. Falsification involves changing information whereas
fabrication involves inventing or counterfeiting information.
Multiple Submission - The submission of substantial portions of the same academic
work, including oral reports, for credit more than once without authorization from the
Plagiarism - Intentionally or knowingly representing the words, ideas, creative work, or
data of someone else as one's own in any academic exercise, without due and proper
Instructors should outline their expectations that may go beyond the scope of this policy at the
beginning of each course and identify such expectations and restrictions in the course syllabus.
When an instructor receives evidence, either directly or indirectly, of academic dishonesty, he
or she should investigate the instance. The faculty member should then take appropriate
Disciplinary action may include, but is not limited to the following:
1) Requiring the student(s) to repeat the exercise or do additional related exercise(s).
2) Lowering the grade or failing the student(s) on the particular exercise(s) involved.
3) Lowering the grade or failing the student(s) in the course.
If the disciplinary action results in the awarding of a grade of "E" in the course,
The student(s) may not drop the course.
Faculty reserve the right to invalidate any exercise or other evaluative measures if substantial
evidence exists that the integrity of the exercise has been compromised. Faculty also reserve
the right to document in the course syllabi further academic honesty policy elements related
to the individual disciplines.
A student may appeal the decision of the faculty member with the department chair in
writing within five working days. Note: If, at any point in this process, the student alleges
that actions have taken place that may be in violation of the Murray State University
Non-Discrimination Statement, this process must be suspended and the matter be directed to
the Office of . Any appeal will be forwarded to
the appropriate university committee as determined by the Provost.
Non-Discrimination Policy and Students with Disabilities
Students requiring special assistance due to a disability should visit the Office of Student
Disability Services immediately for assistance with accommodations. For more information,
students should contact the Office of Student Disability Services, 423 Wells Hall,
Murray, KY 42071. 270-809-2018 (voice) 270-809-5889(TDD).
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