Bachelor of Science
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE, FALL 2016 - CURRENT
FACULTY: Yousif Abulhassan, Bassam Atieh, Traci Byrd, Raymond Godfrey, Randal Keller, Rasha Khalil, Cindy Medford, Gary Morris, Kristen Spicer, Tracey Wortham
LENGTH OF PROGRAM AND DEGREE OFFERED
123 Credit Hours, B.S.
SAFETY AND HEALTH TRACK OBJECTIVES
This track is designed to provide the technical and professional knowledge required by individuals pursuing professional careers in accident prevention, loss control management and supervision, inspection and control of occupational hazards, and industrial hygiene.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY TRACK OBJECTIVES
This track is designed to provide the technical and professional knowledge required by individuals pursuing professional careers in environmental issues and affairs such as water quality, air quality and solid and hazardous waste management.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
Applicants must meet the Murray State University requirements (refer to MSU Academic Bulletin). Students may declare OSH as their area of choice at any point. However, students must be formally admitted into the OSH program before they can enroll in restricted classes which are OSH 353 or 400- (excluding 488) and 500-level OSH classes. In order to be admitted to the OSH program, a student must (1) have completed at least 30 credit hours of coursework directly applicable to an OSH degree from the OSH University Studies requirements, required core courses, non-restricted OSH classes at the 100-, 200- and 300-levels, and Technical Electives, with a minimum GPA of 2.50; (2) have no grade less than a C in an OSH class; (3) complete an application packet for admission to the program; (4) be successfully reviewed by the OSH program admissions committee; (5) apply by February 1 for summer/fall enrollment or by September 1 for spring enrollment; (6) follow the most current bulletin when admitted to the program. Admission is competitive and based on available space. Admission is subject to application and careful evaluation by the OSH program admissions committee.
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
All Occupational Safety and Health majors and minors must earn a grade of "C" or better in all OSH courses. Any OSH course with a grade below a "C" must be repeated. The maximum number of times a student may enroll in an OSH class is twice; this includes audits and withdrawals after the first week class. Exceptions would be made only if the student was forced to drop the class due to a life-changing event and not due to performance in class. If a grade less than "C" is received in any OSH course for a second time, the course cannot be repeated and the student is dismissed from the program and is not eligible for readmission. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50 must be maintained to graduate.
UNIVERSITY STUDIES REQUIREMENTS (42 CREDIT HOURS)
I. Oral and Written Communication [7 Hours]
ENG 105 Critical Reading, Writing and Inquiry (4)
COM 161 Introduction to Public Speaking (3)
II. World’s Historical, Literary and Philosophy Traditions [6 Hours]
CIV 201 or CIV 202 World Civilizations (I or II) (3)
HUM 211 Western Humanities Tradition (3)
III. Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quant. Skills [13 Hours]
BIO 101 Biological Concepts (4)
CHE 105 Introductory Chemistry I (4)
MAT 230 Technical Math. II (5)
IV. Social & Self-Awareness and Responsible Citizenship [6 Hours]
Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Civic Engagement:
Required Elective (3)
PSY 180 General Psychology (3)
V. Global Awareness, Cult. Diversity, and World’s Traditions [3 Hours]
Required Elective (3)
VI. University Studies Approved Electives [7 Hours]
CSC 199 Introduction to Information Technology * T (3)
STA 135 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
REQUIRED CORE COURSES (51 CREDIT HOURS)
ITD 120 Processes and Materials (3)
MGT 350 Fundamentals of Management (3)
OSH 100T Transitions (1)
OSH 192 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health (3)
OSH 299 Professional Development Seminar I (1)
OSH 310 Fire and Emergency Preparedness Preplanning (3)
OSH 311 Hazardous Materials and Emergency Planning (3)
OSH 320 Environmental and Occupational Health Engineering Tech. (3)
OSH 353 Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace (3)
OSH 387 OSHA Standards for General Industry and Construction (3)
OSH 420 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene (3)
OSH 425 Physical Agents (3)
OSH 450 Practical Application Laboratory (2)
OSH 452 Systems Approach to Hazard Control (3)
OSH 488 Cooperative Education/Internship (3)
OSH 550 Safety and Health Program Management and Training (3)
OSH 591 Engineering and Technical Aspects of Safety W (3)
PHY 125 Brief Introductory Physics (4)
PHY 126 Brief Introductory Physics Lab (1)
C1. OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH TRACK
REQUIRED TRACK COURSES (30 CREDIT HOURS)
OSH 101 Emergency Medical Training ** (6)
OSH 384 Construction Safety (3)
OSH 445 Fundamentals of Loss Control (3)
OSH 546 Fundamentals of Risk Control (3)
Technical Electives *** (15 Credits from C2 and/or D) (15)
C2. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY TRACK
REQUIRED TRACK COURSES (30 CREDIT HOURS)
CET 330 Water Quality Technology I (3)
CET 342 Air Quality Technology (3)
CET 353 Solid Hazardous Waste Technology (3)
OSH 511 Hazardous Waste Site Operations (3)
OSH 523 Occupational Diseases (3)
OSH 527 Air Contaminants and Industrial Ventilation (3)
Technical Electives *** (12 Credits from C1 and/or D) (12)
TECHNICAL ELECTIVES ***
CET 310 Anatomy of Buildings (3)
CET 331 Water Quality Technology II (3)
CET 385 Construction Estimating I
CET 480 Construction Planning and Management (3)
CET 555 Environmental Regulatory Affairs (3)
CHE 120 Chemical Laboratory Safety (1)
CHE 210 Brief Organic Chemistry (3)
CHE 215 Organic Chemistry Lab (1)
CHE 330 Basic Biochemistry (3)
COM 340 Intercultural Communication (3)
COM 384 Communication Skills for Professionals (3)
COM 439 Conflict and Communication (3)
CRJ 140 Intro. to Criminal Justice (3)
CRJ 355 Security in Business and Industry (3)
ENG 228 Standard English Usage (3)
MGT 550 Human Resource Management (3)
MGT 555 Training and Development (3)
MGT 575 Labor Management Relations (3)
OSH 330 Global Issues in OSH (3) May Be Repeated for Additional Credit
OSH 371 Professional Internship II (3)
OSH 453 Human Factors in Safety Engineering (3)
OSH 488 Cooperative Education/Internship (3) May Be Repeated for 2nd Cooperative Ed. Course
OSH 499 Professional Development Seminar II (1)
OSH 536 Motor Fleet Safety (3)
OSH 571 Problems in Safety and Health (3)
OSH 578 Workshop in Safety and Health (1-3)
PSY 405 Industrial and Organizational Psychology (3)
SPA 106 Basic Spanish and Culture for Agriculture (3)
TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS.................................................................123 HOURS
* CSC 199 can be substituted by another computer related course with advisor's approval.
** Must obtain signed written consent from advisor to substitute alternative courses.
*** Indicates courses that must have prior approval by advisor.
T Technology intensive course
W Writing intensive course
UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL OSH COURSES, LIST AND DESCRIPTION
OSH 100T Transitions (1). Course is designed to assist students in their transition to Murray State University. Content includes orientation to the specific area or major(s) and minor(s) within the academic program; university procedures, policies, and resources; strategies for personal and academic success, and extracurricular opportunities. Only one transitions course will count toward graduation. Meetings with advisors, department personnel, service areas, and campus field trips comprise the main involvement. Availability of university resources is stressed with emphasis on personal needs. Graded pass/fail.
OSH 101 Emergency Medical Training (6). Designed to cover the overall role and responsibilities of the emergency medical technician -basic in performing both the emergency care and operational aspects of his/her job. Also covers diagnosis and all emergency treatment procedures short of those rendered by physicians. Successful completion of all required coursework and examinations will qualify the student to apply for state and national registry certification.
OSH 192 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health (3). Development of accident-prevention and loss-control methods, procedures, and programs in industrial establishments; application of codes and safety-engineering and management principles.
OSH 201 Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Training (9). Course is required to apply for certification as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT). This course introduces the theory and application of concepts related to the profession of the AEMT. Prepares students to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response, under medical oversight. Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic and advanced equipment typically found on an ambulance. The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is a link from the scene to the emergency health care system. Successful completion of the program allows the successful AEMT course participant to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians AEMT certification examination and apply for state licensure as an AEMT.
OSH 299 Professional Development Seminar I (1). Seminar for students in occupational safety and health, focusing on the job search process, employment opportunities, interviewing techniques and related problems. Introductory-level course recommended for students preparing for their first internship, generally in the sophomore or junior year. Graded pass/fail.
OSH 301 Product Liability (3). An examination of the problems and current practices in both industry and government pertaining to the design, production, testing and economic consideration of product hazards. Attention will be given to the impact of design deficiencies on the public and the liability involved. Prerequisite: ITD 120.
OSH 310 Fire and Emergency Preparedness Preplanning (3). Analysis of the historical perspective of fire science and examination of the various fields of study that make up the fire science curriculum. Fire control through building construction, occupancy, occupancy hazard control, life-saving tactics and knowledge. Control of flammable gases, solids, liquids, dusts, chemicals and explosives. In addition, the course is designed to develop an awareness and comprehension of the disasters known to modern man, including a detailed description of their characteristics and physical destructive potential, and to develop student awareness of all agency, public and individual responsibilities prior to, during and after the occurrence of any type of disaster. Prerequisites: OSH 192.
OSH 311 Hazardous Materials and Emergency Planning (3). This course is designed to develop an awareness and comprehension of disaster response programs, operations and responsibilities emphasizing the transportation, storage and handling of hazardous materials. Prerequisites: OSH 192 and CHE 105 pre- or corequisite.
OSH 320 Environmental and Occupational Health Engineering Technology (3). An environmental overview course that examines scientific causes and engineering solutions to water and air pollution problems. Focus is on adverse effects, generation sources, scientific principles, and EPA engineering control strategies. Solid and hazardous waste disposal methods are also covered.
OSH 330 Global Issues in Occupational Safety and Health (3). Course is designed to introduce the student to international issues in Occupational Safety and Health. The primary focus is for students to understand how culture can affect perceived risk and ultimately risk assessment. Course will be conducted in destination country.
OSH 353 Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace (3). A course examining the occurrence and prevention of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in the workplace. Emphasis is on recognizing and identifying MSD signs and symptoms, contributing risk factors, control methods, training and prevention program development and implementation, and management issues.
OSH 370 Professional Internship I (3). Work experience or training in industry. Evaluation of work experience made by department. Graded pass/fail. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor.
OSH 371 Professional Internship II (3). Work experience or training in industry. Evaluation of experience made by department. Graded pass/fail. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of instructor.
OSH 384 Construction Safety (3). Course will include management techniques necessary to address the unique needs of the construction workplace as contrasted to general industry, as well as a study of applicable standards and methods of recognition, avoidance and prevention of potential hazards.
OSH 387 OSHA Standards for General Industry and Construction (3). A study of OSHA regulations for general industry and construction, comparing parallel standards in 29 CFR 1910 and 29 CFR 1926. The course will cover topics addressed in the 10-hour OSHA outreach courses. “Best practices” related to mandatory standards will also be discussed. Students will learn how to create a coherent company safety manual that combines program management topics, mandatory standards and general good safety practices in a user-friendly format.
OSH 420 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene (3). An introduction to the field of industrial hygiene, including the chemical, physical, and biological agents which affect the health and safety of employees; the application of control measures for the various agents; study of threshold limit values and occupational health toxicology. Prerequisite: CHE 105.
OSH 425 Physical Agents (3). The study of physical agents including noise, radiation (ionizing and non-ionizing forms), abnormal atmospheric pressure, and heat and cold stresses in the workplace. Emphasis is given to properties, measurements, health effects and engineering controls recommended and practiced by OSHA.
OSH 445 Fundamentals of Loss Control (3). An analysis of actual or potential exposures to hazards and their resultant losses posed by agents, energy forms, forces, and substances in the workplace; measuring the loss exposures created by those hazards; and managing the appropriate counter measures to compensate for perils presented by those losses. Field experiences required. Prerequisites: OSH 192.
OSH 450 Practical Application Lab (2). Course designed to assist students in understanding the various instruments that are utilized in occupational safety and health (industrial hygiene, ergonomics, and environmental sciences) and give them the chance to fully understand the way these instruments are calibrated and applied as well as their advantages and disadvantages. Intended for students in their junior or senior year. Field experience required.
OSH 452 Systems Approach to Hazard Control (3). This course is designed to identify the broad spectrum of actual and potential hazards such as biological, mechanical, and human factors, involving product safety, system development, and the workplace and to apply a systems approach to their resolution. Includes such areas as product and preliminary hazard analysis, failure mode and effects analysis, and fault tree analysis. Prerequisite: junior standing.
OSH 453 Human Factors in Safety Engineering (3). An analysis of the man-machine relationship and the biological, physiological and psychological factors that contribute to accident causation; examination of theoretical and applied research findings.
OSH 488 Cooperative Education/Internship (1-3). A meaningful, planned, and evaluated work experience related to the career and educational objectives of the student for which he/she may receive academic credit and possible financial remuneration. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours from any 488/489 courses. Graded pass/fail. Prerequisite: permission of chair.
OSH 489 Cooperative Education/Internship (1-3). A meaningful, planned, and evaluated work experience related to the career and educational objectives of the student for which he/she may receive academic credit and possible financial remuneration. May be repeated for a maximum of six hours from any 488/489 courses. Prerequisite: permission of chair.
OSH 499 Professional Development Seminar II (1). Seminar for students in occupational safety and health, focusing on the transition to the world of work and related problems. Recommended for students in the senior year. Graded pass/fail. Prerequisite: OSH 299.
OSH 511 Hazardous Waste Site Operation (3). This course will train the student to become a hazardous materials specialist. The course will explore the various aspects of the hazardous waste site (especially Superfund Sites), including rights and responsibilities, hazard recognition and monitoring.
OSH 523 Occupational Diseases (3). Survey of occupational diseases covering routes of entry and modes of action. In particular, the pathogenicity, epidemiology and diagnosis of occupational diseases will be stressed as they relate to chemical, biological and radiological hazards, dermatoses, airway diseases, plant and wood hazards, chemical carcinogens, and pesticides.
OSH 527 Air Contaminants and Industrial Ventilation (3). A course examining air contaminant problems, gas calculations, and industrial ventilation. This course covers the EPA laws and regulations, and the scientific principles and controls of classical air pollution problems. It also focuses on the engineering evaluation and design of industrial ventilation systems. Prerequisite: OSH 420 (pre- or corequisite) or permission of instructor.
OSH 536 Motor Fleet Safety (3). A basic introduction to problems and practices of motor fleet safety programming with emphasis on regulatory requirements.
OSH 546 Fundamentals of Risk Control (3). An analysis of risk control as a component of risk management, the systematic process of managing an organization’s risk exposures to achieve its business objectives in a manner consistent with public interest, human safety, environmental factors, and the law. Risk control consists of the administrative, procedural and engineering activities undertaken with the intent of preventing accidental or unplanned loss consistent with the organization’s overall risk management plan.
OSH 550 Safety and Health Program Management and Training (3). The concepts, relationships and principles of managing the occupational safety and health function and the development of training procedures and practices to integrate that function into the organization. Prerequisite: senior standing.
OSH 571 Problems in Safety and Health (3). Course will explore the problems encountered by safety professionals and the opportunities and challenges they present. Prerequisite: OSH 488.
OSH 578 Workshop in Safety and Health (1-3). Individual study on topics pertinent to industry and technology. May be repeated once for a maximum of six credit hours. Prerequisites: approval of problem before registering for course and junior standing.
OSH 591 Engineering and Technical Aspects of Safety (3). A study of the properties and applications of industrial materials, manufacturing processes, engineering graphics, electricity, materials testing, selected plant facilities and other aspects of the work environment. Emphasis is placed on the application of this information to safety practices, hazard mitigation and loss control. Prerequisites: OSH 192, 353, and OSH 452 (pre- or corequisite).
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