Course Descriptions

OSH 110 Introduction to Safety Studies (3).I, II, and A. Students will develop the necessary writing , study, research resource, and Blackboard navigation skills necessary to successfully complete occupational safety related curriculum. Students will also be introduced to the profession, terminology of the field, and basic hazard recognition.

OSH 200 Applied Fire and Safety Analysis (3) A.  Cross-listed as FSE 200. Analytical and statistical concepts and procedures for the treatment of fire and safety related data.  Includes quantitative and qualitative techniques, descriptive and inferential statistics. Credit will not be awarded for both OSH 200 and FSE 200.

OSH 225 Legal Aspects of Fire Protection and Safety. (3) A.  Cross-listed as FSE 225. A study of legislative and legal decisions relating to personnel practices, employee safety, and public protection.  Emphasizes the legal responsibilities, liabilities, and authority of the fire service practitioner. Credit will not be awarded for both OSH 225 and FSE 225.

OSH 261 Principles of Occupational Safety and Health (3) A. Formerly OSH 361.History of the development of occupational safety and health.  Methods of accident prevention and hazard control.  Introduction to safety programs, workers’ compensation, emergency preparedness and accident investigation. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for OSH 361 or FSE 361.

OSH 262 Principles of Occupational Safety and Health Legislation (3) A. Formerly OSH 362. Prerequisite or Corequisite: OSH 261. Review of OSHA standards with emphasis on compliance and liability reduction.  Discussion of OSHA regulations including citations, penalties, inspections, and record keeping. Credit will not be awarded for both OSH 262 and OSH 362.

OSH 305 Hazardous Materials. (3) A. Prerequisite:  FSE 120.  Cross-listed with FSE 305.Study of hazardous material problems in transportation, storage, and use.  Chemical properties relating to specific reactions, engineering controls, and control in an emergency situation.  Emphasis on the role of pre‑emergency planning, combating, coordinating, and controlling a hazardous materials incident. Credit will not be awarded for both OSH 305 and FSE 305.

OSH 349 Applied Learning in Occupational Safety.   (.5‑8) A.  Cross-listed with FSE 349. Prerequisite:  departmental approval.  Work in placements related to academic studies.  One to eight hours credit per semester or summer.  Total hours: eight, associate; sixteen, baccalaureate.  A minimum of 80 hours employment required for each semester hour credit. Credit will not be awarded for both OSH 349 and FSE 349.

OSH 349 A-N Cooperative Study:  Occupational Safety.   (.5‑8) A.  Cross-listed with FSE 349 A-N. Prerequisite: departmental approval.  Work in placements related to academic studies.  One to eight hours credit per semester or summer.  Total hours: eight, associate; sixteen, baccalaureate.  A minimum of 80 hours employment required for each semester hour credit. Credit will not be awarded for both OSH 349 A-N and FSE 349 A-N.

OSH 366 Hazard Identification and Control (3) A. Prerequisite:  FSE 361 or departmental approval. Hands‑on approach toward identification and control. Areas of study include noise levels, chemical land electrical hazards, air contaminants, and heat/cold stress. Control measures include administrative, engineering, and safeguarding methods. Credit will not be awarded for both OSH 366 and FSE 366.

OSH 367 Human Factors in Occupational Safety.  (3) A. Prerequisite or Corequisite: OSH 261.  Focuses on ergonomics, man/machine interface and human efficiency.  Study of work‑related stress, psychological factors, and Cumulative Trauma Disorders.  Solutions are reviewed for common problems found in labor‑intensive operations. Credit will not be awarded for both OSH 367 and FSE 367.

OSH 370 Process Safety Management. (3) I, II, and A.  Prerequisite: OSH 366.  This course is designed to introduce the occupational safety student to the process safety management standard, 29 CFR 1910.119, and cover complex management topics involved in managing processes of highly hazardous chemicals.

OSH 379 Construction Safety. (3) A.  An in-depth analysis of the federal and Commonwealth of Kentucky’s OSHA requirements for construction safety. Credit will not be awarded for both OSH 379 and FSE 379.

OSH 390 Workers Compensation I.  (3) A. An in-depth study of the foundations of Workers Compensation law. Emphasis will be placed on the history and theory of injuries “arising out of” and being “in the course of” employment. Credit will not be awarded for both OSH 390 and FSE 390.

OSH 410W Safety Management Systems.  (3) I, II, and A.  Prerequisite: ENG 102, 105(B), or HON 102; OSH 261.  This writing-intensive course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to apply safety management systems components, hazard analysis, and causal analysis.  Credit will not be awarded for both OSH 410 and OSH 410W.

OSH 412 Safety and Health Program Management. (3) A. Prerequisite or Corequisite: OSH 410. Emphasis on personnel aspects, communication, and motivation in managing safety and health programs.  Practice in writing safety programs and implementing safety training. Evaluation of the effectiveness of various methods and programs. Credit will not be awarded for both OSH 412 and FSE 412.

OSH 420 Environmental Law and Management. (3) I, II. Formerly FSE 420. Prerequisite: FSE 225 or OSH 225. Review/analysis of laws affecting workplaces, including the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, RCRA and CERCLA. Additionally, study of these laws and related policies/practices will be covered as related to safety. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for FSE 420.

OSH 450 Safety Training Strategies. (3). I, II, and A.  Prerequisite or Corequisite: OSH 412.  Students will learn how to apply adult learning and technical training strategies to occupational training programs for management and workforce safety related topics.

OSH 489 Topical Seminar:____ (1-3). I, II, and A.  Prerequisite or Corequisite: OSH 261, and departmental approval.  Development of special skills and content knowledge of contemporary issues in occupational safety.  May be retaken to a maximum of six hours, provided the subject matter differs each time.

OSH 495 Senior Capstone (3). A. Prerequisite: OSH 410. Students examine case studies, examine real life situations, combine knowledge they have gained from previous coursework, analyze and develop strategies, develop countermeasures, engage in strategic planning and policy development and training.

OSH 498 Independent Study. (1-3) A. Prerequisite: Departmental approval. Individual reading and research on a problem or area within the field of Occupational Safety, after student consultation with the instructor. Student must have the independent study proposal form approved by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours providing project title differs.

 

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