INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE & SAFETY PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

 

Course Number: OSH 621

Credit Hours: 3

Bassam H. Atieh, Sc.D.

Office: 270-809-6652

 

Title

Industrial Hygiene and Safety Program Development

 

Catalog Description

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.

 

Purpose

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

  application.

- 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.

 

Content Outline

 

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)

 

Instructional Activities

- Lectures

- Homework

- 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

  practical experience.

 

Resources

- Text/s

- Handouts

 

Grading

- Homework:  15%

- Critique:  15%

- Paper:  20%

- Final Exam:  50%

 

Attendance Policy

- 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.

 

Prerequisites

- Graduate status

- OSH 420

- Instructor's approval

 

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Murray, KY, 42071-3318.  Telephone: 270-809-3155 (voice), 270-809-3361 (TDD).