OSH 3001: Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health


Overview of key issues and practices related to the occupational safety and health (OSH) profession. Examines the legal aspects of OSH in the United States, the origin and application of OSH related consensus standards, hazard identification and control, and tools necessary for successful management of OSH related efforts.


  1. Discuss historical aspects of OSH and how these events shaped OSH today.
  2. Examine the executive agencies, regulatory standards, and key laws related to occupational safety and health in the United States.
  3. Explain the functions and responsibilities of OSH-related regulatory and consensus standards setting organizations.
  4. Illustrate how the concepts of exposure assessment, the hierarchy of controls, workplace monitoring, and medical surveillance are used to prevent occupational injuries and illnesses.
  5. Recommend action strategies to correct common workplace hazards.
  6. Apply the principles of risk assessment and hazard analyses as they relate to industrial hazards.
  7. Apply appropriate management tools necessary for the successful development, implementation, and support of decision making for OSH-related endeavors.
  8. Discuss the complex environment in which the OSH professional works, the core disciplines of the OSH team, and the demographic trends shaping the future of OSH.




The basics of occupational safety (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2015)
Author: Goetsch, D. L.
ISBN: 978-0-13-349607-9
Price: (No information available)

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