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BA 2600 Occupational Safety and Health

Course Description: Occupational Safety and Health BA 2600 presents a working understanding of the safety issues faced in the workplace. It teaches how to analyze various situations from a safety perspective. It also includes the design and implementation of safety programs. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of the economic, legal and social factors related to providing a safe and healthful working environment.

Textbook: Occupational Safety Management and Engineering; Hammer and Price. Prentice Hall

Prerequisite: BA 2010 Principles of Management

Specific Concepts to Address:

  • Development of effective safety training programs
  • Conducting safety inspections
  • Accident investigation
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Use of personal protective equipment
  • Detection and correction of ergonomic, machine, electrical and fire hazards
  • Materials handling and storage
  • Hazard communication vehicles

Suggested Emphases:

  • Proper use of safety terminology
  • Related human relations issues
  • Importance of communication and employee involvement

Helpful Documentation:

  • Current resume
  • Job description for each safety position held
  • Recent performance evaluation with applicable signatures
  • Letter from immediate supervisor documenting your safety involvement
  • Documentation of formal training courses that have been completed (i.e. certificates)
  • Safety audit documentation
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