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 [...]
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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 [...]
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.