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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE, FALL 2013 - CURRENT

CIP 15.0701

CHAIR: David G. Kraemer

FACULTY: Bassam AtiehTraci Byrd, David Fender, Randal Keller, David Kraemer, Eileen Mason, Gary Morris, John Wells,  Tracey Wortham

ACCREDITED BY

Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET (ASAC/ABET), www.abet.org

LENGTH OF PROGRAM AND DEGREE OFFERED

126-127 Credit Hours, B.S.

SAFETY AND HEALTH TRACK OBJECTIVES

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 OBJECTIVES

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.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

All occupational safety and health majors and minors must earn a grade of C or better in all OSH courses. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.25 is required prior to enrollment in all 400- and 500-level OSH courses. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.25 must be maintained to graduate. 

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A.  UNIVERSITY STUDIES REQUIREMENTS (44 CREDIT HOURS)

I. Oral and Written Communication [7 Hours]

ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing and Inquiry (4)                 

COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking (3)                         

 II. World’s Historical, Literary and Philosophy Traditions [6 Hours]

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

HUM 211 Western Humanities Tradition (3)                            

 III. Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quant. Skills [13 Hours]

BIO 101 Biological Concepts (4)                                     

CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I (4)                                

MAT 230 Technical Math. II (5)                                     

 IV. Social & Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship [6 Hours]

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 [3 Hours]

Required Elective (3)                                               

 VI. University Studies Approved Electives [9 Hours]

PHY 125 Brief Introductory Physics (4)                               

PHY 126 Brief Introductory Physics Lab. (1)                         

CHE 210 Brief Organic Chemistry (3)

CHE 215 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)                            

 

B.  REQUIRED CORE COURSES (52-53 CREDIT HOURS)

CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology *T  (3)

ITD 120 Processes and Materials (3)                                 

MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management (3)                              

OSH 099 Transitions (1)                                             

OSH 192 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health (3)          

OSH 287 OSHA Standards for General Industry and Construction W (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 420 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene (3)                     

OSH 425 Physical Agents (3)                                         

OSH 450 Practical Application Laboratory (2)                         

OSH 452 Systems Approach to Hazard Control (3)                      

OSH 488 Cooperative Education/Internship (3)                        

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

OSH 591 Engineering and Technical Aspects of Safety W (3)             

PSY 300 Principles and Methods of Statistical Analysis **  OR (3)

MAT 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics ** (4)

 

C1. OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH TRACK

       REQUIRED TRACK COURSES (30 CREDIT HOURS)

OSH 101 Emergency Medical Training *** (7)                          

OSH 384 Construction Safety (3)                                     

OSH 445 Fundamentals of Loss Control (3)                           

OSH 546 Fundamentals of Risk Control (3)

Technical Electives **** (14 Credits from C2 and/or D) (14)         

 

C2. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY TRACK

       REQUIRED TRACK COURSES (30 CREDIT HOURS)

CET 330 Water Quality Technology I (3)

CET 342 Air Quality Technology (3)                                  

CET 353 Solid Hazardous Waste Technology (3)                        

OSH 511 Hazardous Waste Site Operations (3)                         

OSH 523 Occupational Diseases (3)                                  

OSH 527 Air Contaminants and Industrial Ventilation (3)             

Technical Electives **** (12 Credits from C1 and/or D) (12)         

 

D.  TECHNICAL ELECTIVES ****

CET 310 Anatomy of Buildings (3)                                   

CET 331 Water Quality Technology II (3)                       

CET 385 Construction Estimating I OR CET 386 Const. Estimat. II (3)

CET 480 Construction Planning and Management (3)                    

CET 555 Environmental Regulatory Affairs   (3)                      

CHE 120 Chemical Laboratory Safety (1)                             

CHE 330 Basic Biochemistry (3)                                      

COM 340 Intercultural Communication (3)                   

COM 384 Communication Skills for Professionals  (3)                           

COM 439 Conflict and Communication (3)                             

CRJ 140 Intro. to Criminal Justice (3)

CRJ 355 Security in Business and Industry (3)                       

ENG 228 Standard English Usage (3)                                 

MGT 550 Human Resource Management (3)                             

MGT 555 Training and Development (3)                                

MGT 575 Labor Management Relations (3)                                                           

OSH 371 Professional Internship II (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 (1-3)                         

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

PSY 405 Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3)               

SPA 106 Basic Spanish and Culture for Agriculture (3)                

 

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS.................................................................126-127 HOURS

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

** Indicates either course may be taken to fulfill requirements.

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

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

T Technology intensive course

W Writing intensive course

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UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL OSH COURSES, LIST AND DESCRIPTION

 

OSH 099 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 (7)

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)

An overview of accident-prevention and loss-control methods, procedures, and programs in industrial establishments; Includes such areas as application of codes and standards, common safety and health-related issues, safety engineering and management principles.

 

OSH 287 OSHA Standards for General Industry and Construction (3)

A study of OSHA regulations for general industry and construction, comparing parallel standards in 29CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926.  The course will cover topics addressed in the 10-Hour OSHA Outreach courses. "Best practices" related to mandatory standards will also be discussed.  Students will learn how to create a coherent company safety manual that combines program management topics, mandatory standards and general good safety practices in a user-friendly format.

 

OSH 299 Professional Development Seminar I (1)

Seminar for OSH students focusing on the job search process, employment opportunities, interviewing techniques and related problems.  Introductory-level course recommended for students preparing for their first internship, generally in the sophomore or junior year. 

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.

Prerequisites: ITD 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. Prerequisites: OSH 192 and CHE 105.

 

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.

Prerequisites: OSH 192 and 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. Prerequisites: OSH 192, BIO 101 and CHE 105.

 

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.  

Prerequisites: OSH 192.

 

OSH 370 Professional Internship I (3)

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

Graded pass/fail.

Prerequisites: 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.

Prerequisites: 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.  This course builds on OSH 287.  It is assumed that the student has a good grasp of the general industry standards.

Prerequisites: OSH 287 or instructor’s approval.

 

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.

Prerequisites: CHE 105 or instructor’s approval.

 

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 Fundamentals of Loss Control (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 and OSH 287.

 

OSH 450 Practical Application Lab. (2)

This course is designed to assist students in understanding the various instruments that are utilized in Occupational Safety and Health (Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics and Environmental Sciences) and give them the chance to fully understand the way these instruments are calibrated and applied as well as their advantages and disadvantages.  This course is intended for students in their junior or senior year.  Field experience is required.

Prerequisites: OSH 320, OSH 420, and/or instructor's approval.

 

OSH 452 Systems Approach to Hazard Control (3)

This course is designed to identify the broad spectrum of actual and potential hazards such as biological, mechanical and human factors, involving product safety, system development, and the workplace and to apply a systems approach to their solution.  Includes such areas as product and preliminary hazard analysis, failure mode and effects analysis, and fault tree analysis.

 

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.

Prerequisites: permission of chairman.

 

OSH 489 Cooperative Education (3)

Continuation of 488. 

Graded pass/fail.

Prerequisites: 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.

Prerequisites: 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.

 

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.

Prerequisites: CHE 210.

 

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. Prerequisites: OSH 320 or instructor’s approval.  (Same as CET 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 Control (3)

An analysis of risk control as a component of risk management, the systematic process of managing an organization's risk exposures to achieve its business objectives in a manner consistent with public interest, human safety, environmental factors, and the law.  Risk control consists  of the administrative, procedural and engineering activities undertaken with the intent of preventing accidental or unplanned loss consistent with the organization's overall risk management plan.

 

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. Prerequisites: OSH 192.

 

OSH 571 Problems in Safety and Health (1-3)

Individual study and research relating to safety and health.  Course may be repeated for additional credit.

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

 

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

Workshops on topics pertinent to industry and technology. Course may be repeated for additional credit.

 

OSH 591 Engineering and Technical Aspects of Safety (3)

A study of the properties and applications of industrial materials, manufacturing processes, engineering graphics, electricity, materials testing, selected plant facilities and other aspects of the work environment. Emphasis is placed on the application of this information to safety practices, hazard mitigation and loss control.

Prerequisites: OSH 192 and ITD 120.

Direct questions about the Department or Departmental Programs to: msu.osh@murraystate.edu

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