OSH 3001

Description

Overview of regulations and issues in the occupational safety and health profession. Examines the underlying cause mechanisms of health and safety hazards, along with recordkeeping standards and analysis of injury and illness statistics.

Objectives

  1. Manage effective programs for worker safety and health in businesses and industry.
  2. Describe an array of different approaches for dealing with workplace hazards.
  3. Analyze and discriminate between alternative methods of compliance with standards and hazard avoidance.
  4. Describe the costs of compliance as compared with the costs of Workers' Compensation and the hidden costs of hazards.
  5. Explain the design of facilities for compliance with standards and for controlling of hazards.
  6. Summarize required procedures for recordkeeping and reporting to government agencies.
  7. State the rationale for and the various safety and health issues underlying the provisions of established standards.
  8. Provide practical application for scientific principles of physics, chemistry, and biological sciences learned earlier in their academic careers.
  9. Describe the functions of OSHA, MSHA, NIOSH, EPA, and other federal agencies that conduct inspections and enforce standards.
  10. Explain the basic process and the concept of national consensus standards, including the variance and appeals process.
  11. Compare vertical with horizontal and specification with performance standards.
  12. Explain the principles of safety and health that apply to their personal conduct at home and off the job, as well as on the job.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Industrial safety and health management (Rev: 6)

Publisher: Prentice Hall (2010)
Author: Asfahl, C. R., & Rieske, D. W.
ISBN: 9780132368711
Price: $176.67

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