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2012-14 Online Course Catalog



OSH A101: Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Introduces regulatory, consensus, environmental and industrial standards applicable to the occupational safety and health profession. Examines the role of the safety professional and the philosophy of safety and health in the workplace. 

OSH A108: Injury Prevention  and Risk Management: 4 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 2
Identifies safety, health management, and incident prevention in the workplace. Emphasizes materials handling, electrical and machine safety, first response to fire and medical emergencies, safety and health hazards and accident prevention. 

OSH A111: Training Needs and Methods: 3 CR

Contact Hours: 3 + 0
Evaluates safety and health training needs in the workplace. Emphasizes regulatory compliance.

OSH A112: Introduction to Occupational Epidemiology: 3 CR

Contact Hours: 3 + 0
Introduces the principles of epidemiology and how they pertain to injury prevention. Stresses the collection of data, principles of injury prevention and data evaluation.

OSH A120: Safety Program Management and Recordkeeping: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: (OSH A101 or concurrent enrollment) and OSH A108. Discusses the role of safety in business and government. Emphasizes the philosophy of safety and health efforts by management. Examines the role of the safety professional, the types of safety management systems utilized in the workplace and the need for accurate recordkeeping.

OSH A180: Introduction to Industrial Hygiene: 4 CR

Contact Hours:  3 + 2
Prerequisites: OSH A101. Identifies acute and chronic health effects of exposures to chemical, physical, and biological agents in the workplace. Emphasizes types of exposures and biological effects, exposure guidelines and basic workplace monitoring. 

OSH A201: Workplace Injury and Incident Evaluations: 4 CR

Contact Hours:  4 + 0
Prerequisites: OSH A108. Assesses and evaluates workplace hazards. Investigates worker complaints and actual health and safety incidents. Includes practical applications and basic accident investigation.

OSH A211: Safety Program Assessment, Development and Implementation: 4 CR

Contact Hours: 3 + 2
Prerequisites: OSH A101 with minimum grade of C and OSH 120 with minimum grade of C. Examines the role of safety programs in the workplace. Emphasizes safety program assessment, design, development, implementation and evaluation.

OSH A230: Principles of Ergonomics: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  2 + 2
Prerequisites: BIOL A100 and OSH A201. Examines workplace ergonomics, emphasizing types and sources of physiological stressors and their mitigation. 

OSH A240: Workplace Monitoring: Instrumentation and Calibration: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  2 + 2
Prerequisites: OSH A180. Examines the equipment used in performing measurements of environmental factors in the workplace, including noise, lighting, vibration, chemicals, and heat stress. Emphasizes equipment and methods, equipment calibration, and evaluation of environmental factors found in Alaskan workplaces. 

OSH A250: Hazardous Material Operation: 3 CR

Contact Hours:  2 + 2
Prerequisites: OSH A180. Identifies the policies, procedures and equipment needed to deal with hazardous material. Emphasizes the types of hazards, planning, organization, and training needed to work safely with hazardous material. 

OSH A290: Selected Topics in Occupational Safety and Health: 3 CR

Contact Hours: 3 + 0
Prerequisites: OSH A101. Special Note: May be repeated with change of subtitle. Covers current topics not normally taught on a scheduled basis in OSH. Course content determined by industry needs.

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