The curriculum of the occupational safety program focuses on the safety and health of workers and the work environment, government regulations, and the principles and protective measures needed in...
A classroom and laboratory program designed to introduce personnel to problems and practices of motor fleet safety programming and regulatory requirements.
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 or EHS [...]
This course provides students with the understanding of advanced issues in identifying and evaluating problems related to safety, security, and emergency management by developing a systematic approach for evaluating evidence. Focusing on study design, measure of associations, confounding, interaction, and sources of bias and error, the student will gain an understanding of quantitative analysis and [...]
SSE 890 Lean Enterprise Practices in Safety and Emergency Services A comprehensive review and discussion regarding lean management techniques in private industry and government. Topical applications include a history of lean management, process waste identification, creating flow in manufacturing and services. Creating standard workplaces and standard work to influence a safe culture of using the [...]
This course is designed as an introductory course covering school safety for educators of all levels, education administrators and risk managers. The course will approach safety from the aspect of managing loss potentials for educational service employees, students and school visitors. The course progresses from defining school safety and exploring the concept of safety as [...]
This course examines a range of emergency response, crisis management and recovery strategies appropriate for school settings and explores their effectiveness.
This course will explore strategies for developing and evaluating effective school safety interventions.
Workers’ compensation program administration will be reviewed from the perspective of practical activities that an employer should be engaged in to effectively manage work-related injury and illness claims. Transitional return to work programs and OSHA injury and illness record keeping practices will be reviewed as management system components that are closely associated with workers’ compensation [...]
The assessment and analysis of labor and employment issues which can impact the safety and health function in companies or organizations. This course will identify and analyze labor, management and safety related laws and regulations impacting the safety function, including but not limited to At Will employment doctrine, National Labor Relations Act and correlating labor [...]
This course will explore the foundations of collective bargaining process under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). It will also discuss the beginning of the process, how employees and unions organize in today’s industrial society; the tactics employed by both unions and employers during the organizing campaign; union avoidance; and the proposed changes in the [...]
The assessment and analysis of discrimination issues and laws which can impact the safety and health function in most organizations. This course will identify and analyze the interplay and impact of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, and Pregnancy Discrimination [...]
Prepares students for further studies in chemistry. Basic laboratory techniques, methods of separation, types of chemical reactions, solution preparation and standardization, titrations, molecular modeling, qualitative analysis, gases, virtual labs on computer.
Study of loads, forces and their effects on rigid bodies and structures at rest. Computation of equilibrium reactions, internal forces, shear, moments, couples, friction, stress, strain, and deformation. Finding centroids and moments of inertia.
Students in the Legal Aspects of Fire Protection and Safety course will examine the role of executive, legislative and legal decisions relating to personnel practices, employee safety, public protection and the legal responsibilities, liabilities, and authority of fire service practitioners.
Correct documentation and reporting of fire and safety matters is an essential element of the fire science industry. This course is designed to help students develop the oral and written communication skills specific to the public emergency services sector.
In the Principles of Occupational Safety and Health course students explore the history of the development of occupational safety and health, the structure and functioning of the OSHA.
Review of OSHA standards with emphasis on compliance and liability reduction. Discussion of OSHA regulations including citations, penalties, inspections, and record keeping.
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. (Prerequisites: FSE/OSH 200, 262, and 366; or departmental approval. )
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. (per-requisite OSH 492).
Program designed to learn collision prevention and crash mitigation techniques needed when an impending driving emergency occurs in an emergency response vehicle. Included in the course work is theory to introduce and simulate avoidance maneuvers.
Examines administrative principles regarding organizing/managing functional areas of fire, safety, and security.
Comprehensive strategic planning including theory and value of strategic planning are examined. Steps to develop a strategic plan are examined and discussed.
Survey of salient issues and concerns confronting security managers. Examines the application and contribution of various management concepts and philosophies to assets protection issues such as information security, personnel protection, threat analysis, technological adaptation, and resource allocation.
Investigation and analysis of hazard control principles relating to the management of personnel, facilities, and equipment, including control procedures, work-task analysis, risk identification and countermeasures, safety training, and pertinent safety management techniques.
Comprehensive study and analysis of federal/state regulations and legislation such as OSHA and EPA, which mandate compliance with certain safety, health, and environmental conditions and practices relating to work performed in occupational, industrial, and comparable settings.
Work under faculty and field supervisors in a cooperative placement related to student’s academic studies. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours, but only three hours may count toward master’s degree. A minimum of 80 hours is required for each hour of academic credit. Instructor: Larry Collins
Supervised study in safety, security and emergency settings to provide the student with an opportunity to synthesize theory and on-the-job situations.
Analysis and investigation of hazard and threat control principles relating to personal and environmental risks within the workplace. Investigation techniques, inspection methodologies, management techniques, and prevention programs essential to the manager within the safety, fire, and security functions are emphasized. Instructor: Program Coordinator Michael Schumann Click below to view videos from this course. SSE 845 [...]
This course is a continuation of the assessment and analysis of ergonomic risk factors, but will also address issues such as the NIOSH Lifting Equation, Office Ergonomics, special issues and problem areas in ergonomics, and legal concerns with ergonomic related legislation.
Theory and application of auditing in safety, fire, security and emergency management settings. Comprehensive study of risk/threat exposure and assessment.
Identification/evaluation of problems, data interpretation, research/planning, models/applications for contemporary approaches to proactive safety, security and emergency management.
This course covers more than a century of catastrophic events including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, droughts, a pandemic, and explosions that were pivotal in the evolution of emergency management functions and systems in the United States.
Students in the Fire Prevention, Organization and Management course will examine the factors that shape fire risk and the tools for fire prevention, including risk reduction education, codes and standards, inspection and plans review, fire investigation, research, master planning, influences, and strategies.
Students in the Principles of Fire and Safety Supervision course will examine the factors that shape fire risk and the tools for fire prevention, including risk reduction education, codes and standards, inspection and plans review, fire investigation, research, master planning, influences, and strategies.
Students in this course will be able to explain the basic concepts and principles involved with the design, inspection, installation, testing and maintenance of fire protections structures and systems.
For investigators, firefighters and fire marshals, arson and explosions are an unfortunate but reoccurring part of the job.
The Water Supply for Fire Protection course addresses the role of water and how it plays a key component in fire prevention and suppression.
The Disaster and Community Fire Defense Planning course examines concepts and principles of community risk assessment, planning and response to natural and man-made disasters.