Academic Catalog

Occupational Safety & Env Hlth (OSEH)

OSEH 120:  3 s.h.  
Fundamentals of Safety, Health, Environmental Issues  (G3)  

Introduction to safety, health and environmental issues that impact people and workplaces. Includes the historical development of safety, the impact of accidents on society, a legislative overview and basic principles of personal risk assessment and management.

OSEH 179:  3 s.h.  
Experimental  

Experimental

OSEH 220:  3 s.h.  
Legal Aspects Environmental Safety  

Legal issues relative to occupational safety and environmental health. Includes federal and state legislation, resolution of legal and ethical challenges, product safety and professional liability. Offered annually.

OSEH 221:  3 s.h.  
Industrial Fire Prevention, Protection and Control  

Basic principles, chemistry of fire, fire hazards determination, workforce notification, alarm and sprinkler systems, protective equipment, evacuation procedures and fire fighting methods. Offered fall, spring.

OSEH 222:  3 s.h.  
Construction Safety  

Methodology for the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of safety and health hazards associated with construction industries. Topics include engineering principles and risks associated with multiple types of facilities and infrastructures. Prereq: OSEH 120

OSEH 279:  3 s.h.  
Experimental  

Experimental

OSEH 300:  3-12 s.h.  
Co-Op Ed Experience in OSEH  

Co-Op Ed Experience in OSEH

OSEH 320:  3 s.h.  
Safety Engineering Principles  

Methods for the identification and analysis of industrial hazards. Emphasis on application of basic safety engineering principles for the control of losses in an industrial environment. Offered fall, spring. Prereq: OSEH 120.

OSEH 321:  4 s.h.  
Environmental & Industrial Hygiene I - Chemical and Biological Hazards  

Course covers the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of chemical and biological hazards in the workplace. Topics include: toxicology, gases, vapors, solvents, particulate matters, respiratory protection, fit testing, air sampling protocols and strategies, microbial and biological hazards, and government regulations. The challenging concerns of health hazards related to nano size particles in the workplace is addressed. Offered Fall semester. Prereq: OSEH 120, CHEM 104, MATH 151 or Math 160 or Math 161, or permission of instructor.

OSEH 323:  3 s.h.  
Human Factors in OSEH  

Ergonomic study of interaction between people and their work. Emphasis on the application of biological sciences to engineering principles in an effort to optimize efficiency, productivity and safety. Topics include anthropometrics, biomechanics, design principles, physiological and cognitive capabilities and task-evaluation techniques. Offered spring. Prereq: OSEH 120 or permission of instructor.

OSEH 333:  3 s.h.  
Introduction to System Safety  

Qualitative and quantitative system safety methods used to analyze and control risk. Includes a variety of analytical engineering techniques that are applied to practical system-analysis problems. Offered fall. Prereq: OSEH 320 and MATH 130.

OSEH 379:  3 s.h.  
Experimental  

Experimental

OSEH 400:  3-12 s.h.  
Co-Op Ed Experience in OSEH  

Co-Op Ed Experience in OSEH

OSEH 410:  3 s.h.  
Safety and Hygiene Management  

Principles and practices of occupational safety and environmental health management. Includes the development of safety objectives and policy, evaluation and management of risk, and program implementation and evaluation. Offered annually. Prereq: OSEH 220 and 320 or permission of instructor.

OSEH 422:  4 s.h.  
Environmental & Industrial Health II - Physical Hazards  

Fundamental theory and methods used in the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of the physical hazards of noise, ionizing/nonionizing radiation, illumination, thermal stress, local exhaust ventilation, and dilution ventilation. Covers regulatory standards and control methods. Offered spring semester. Prereq: OSEH 120, MATH 151 or 160 or 161 and PHYS 103 or 104 or 131, or permission of instructor.

OSEH 430:  1 s.h.  
Topics in Occupational Safety & Environmental Health  

A review of industry specific hazards and operations related to Occupational Safety and Environmental Health. Topics vary according to the needs and interest of students involved. The course is intended to build on basic safety management concepts and an understanding of how these concepts are applied in specific sectors. Challenges and specific regulatory requirements, which may be unique to the business sectors covered, will be included. Emphasis is placed on leadership and mentorship of OSEH students. Reserved for Senior OSEH majors or by instructor permission.

OSEH 435:  3 s.h.  
Environmental Health  

Environmental health review of scientific and technical foundations, with an examination of problems, regulations and control strategies. Covers identification of pollution sources, evaluation strategies, engineering controls, federal and state regulatory and permitting processes. Emphasis is on practical information needed by environmental health professionals to resolve issues affecting industry. Offered annually. Prereq: OSEH 321 or ENVI 330 or permission of instructor.

OSEH 440:  6,12 s.h.  
Internship  

Students work full-time for nine weeks or more under the direct supervision of an OSEH professional in industry, insurance, government agencies or other approved location. University supervision, seminars and evaluation are provided. Students experience problems, practices and principles in the management of occupational safety and/or industrial hygiene programs. To be taken twice, concurrently or consecutively, with increased work and research responsibilities. Prereq: senior OSEH majors and permission of OSEH coordinator.

OSEH 479:  1-6 s.h.  
Experimental  

Experimental

OSEH 489:  1-4 s.h.  
Honors Course  

Preparation of honors thesis proposal. For the definition of honors course and student eligibility, refer to the departmental honors section of this catalog. EDTE, AETM and OSEH majors may enroll in the Department of Applied Engineering, Safety & Technology honors program. Contact the department office for guidelines and an application.

OSEH 499:  1-3 s.h.  
Departmental Honors