OSH 101|Fundamentals of Occupational Safety & Health
Formerly IHST 101
This course covers the fundamental aspects of occupational safety and health practices and how they are related to applicable standards, risk management, performance metrics, hazard recognition/controls, industrial hygiene, environmental management, fire safety, systems safety, ergonomics, hazardous materials, fleet safety, emergency management, and accident investigation.
Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in STAT 092 or MATH 094 or MATH 095 or MATH 098 or MATH 050 or MATH 070 (or MATH 072) or satisfactory placement test score and/or acceptance into the program.
OSH 124|Industrial and Construction Safety Regulations
Formerly IHST 124
This course is a study of OSHA regulations for construction and general industry, and WISHA standards and regulations. Students will develop an understanding of safety management, project incorporation of safety, and subcontractor management. Topics covered include: excavation, fall protection, scaffolding, equipment operation, steel erection, cranes, and electrical.
OSH 147|Ethics, Documentation, and Records
Formerly IHST 147
Safety and health professionals face potential legal and ethical issues on an almost daily basis. In a landscape of changing responsibilities and new laws, they often make difficult decisions that can result in the creation of legal issues and liabilities for themselves and their companies. This course will explore issues in criminal liability for individuals and corporations under the OSHA Act and state criminal codes.
OSH 151|Accident Prevention, Inspection & Investigations
Formerly IHST 151
This course provides a review of accident investigation methodologies that include accident response, evidence collection, analysis techniques, and developing and communicating recommendations to prevent recurrence. It includes drug/alcohol testing, claims management, return to work/rehabilitation programs, and preparation for lawsuits and deposition.
Formerly IHST 152
Under the supervision of the college instructor and employer, a student will serve an internship of up to 231 hours in an industry, enforcement agency, or consultation services setting.
Prerequisite: CTE department permission.
OSH 153|Risk Management
Formerly IHST 153
This course is an examination of risk management principles in the context of safety and health management. Strategies and tactics for reducing workplace hazards are presented through a review of best practices and principles balanced by an organization's use of opportunistic and speculative risks.
OSH 177|Industrial Chemical Safety & Hazards
Formerly IHST 177
A systematic analysis of how hazardous materials escalate an incident or emergency event. This course includes examination of the basic fundamental concepts common to hazardous chemicals with an emphasis on how some key elements, compounds, and mixtures are inherently dangerous.
OSH 230|Industrial Toxicology
Formerly IHST 230
This course is an exploration of the basic principles associated with the toxic effects of chemicals on the living organism while examining the regulatory aspects and applications of toxicology in the workplace. Among the topics covered are the potential adverse effects of drugs, pesticides, food additives, and industrial chemicals.
OSH 231|Biological Hazards
Formerly IHST 231
This course is intended to familiarize students with a range of biological hazards that may be encountered in community and work environments, including commercial, non-industrial, industrial and healthcare settings, with emphasis on the methods occupational hygienists use to recognize, evaluate, and control microbiological hazards.
OSH 233|Fire Protection Systems
Formerly IHST 233
This course is an in-depth study of flammables, combustibles, and their relation to fire prevention. It includes hazard analysis and assessment of establishments relating to the prevention and control of fires, understanding the types of extinguishing systems and the hazards associated with each, and emergency response and evacuation plans.
OSH 235|Physical Hazards
Formerly IHST 235
This course is a study of the physical hazards in industry and the methods of workplace design and redesign to control these hazards. Emphasis is on the regulation codes and standards associated with the control of physical hazards.
OSH 271|Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene
Formerly IHST 271
This course is an introduction to the basics of industrial hygiene that includes the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace environmental stressors (chemical, physical, and biological) that can impact the health, comfort, or productivity of the worker.
Formerly IHST 272
This course covers the principles and practices of ergonomics as it applies to the industrial and construction environment. It demonstrates how to collect data on users and operators and how to convert the data to good workplace design.
OSH 274|Safety Program Management
Formerly IHST 274
This course includes a study of accident cost analysis, recordkeeping standards, reporting, job safety analysis, fundamentals of safety training, and safety management system requirements, training, and implementation.
OSH 277|Environmental Management
Formerly IHST 277
This course is an overview of the theories, processes, and applications of natural and technological hazards from a geographic perspective. Topics involve investigation beyond the basic physical processes to include mitigation strategies and emergency management considerations. Some of the subjects include earthquakes, volcanoes, wildfires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, winter storms, oil spills, chemical releases, and environmental terrorism.
OSH 280|Industrial Instrumentation and Equipment
Formerly IHST 280
This course is an overview of the basic instrumentation used for industrial hygiene readings to include theory of operation, interferences, limitations, proper usage for Direct Reading Instruments (DRIs), Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Meters, noise measuring, light measuring, heat stress instruments, and miscellaneous monitoring equipment as well as the use of sample pumps and media for source, area, and personal data gathering.