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 variety of different professional fields.
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).