*Course Descriptions based on the 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog and/or Spring 2013 Graduate Catalog.

Undergraduate Courses

  • 235 Introduction to Safety. 3 hrs. I, II, S.

The child/adult accident problem on an international level. Comparisons of various accidents by type and country will be explored along with prevention techniques.

  • 280-283 Special Topics. 1-4; 1-4; 1-4; 1-4 hrs.
  • 340 Industrial Fire Prevention. 3 hrs. I.

An introductory course that explores the relationship between engineering and fire prevention. Topics include: sprinkler systems, water supplies, behavior of fire and materials, fire protection, extinguishers and other systems. (PR: SFT 235 minimum grade of C; CR: PHY 201 or PHY 211, and PHY 202)

  • 372 Safety and Industrial Technology II. 3 hrs.

Industrial processes, graphics, materials, and dynamics, instrumentation, and design factors involving safety. (PR: SFT 235 minimum grade of C; CR: MTH 121 or MTH 123 or MTH 127 or MTH 130 or MTH 122 or MTH 140 or MTH 229 or MTH 229H)

  • 373 Principles in Ergonomics and Human Factors. 3 hrs.

Introductory principles within human-machine relationships; examining the biological, physiological, and psychological factors which contribute to accident causation. (CR: SFT 373L; PHY 203 or PHY 212, and PHY 204)

  • 373L Principles of Ergonomics Lab. 1 hr. II.

A laboratory course designed to include the principles and applications of human factors/ergonomics that were introduced in SFT 373. (CR: SFT 373;PHY 203 or PHY 212, and PHY 204)

  • 375 Construction Safety I. 3 hrs.

Basic construction site safety focus on site preparation, planning, and inspection for safe operations. (PR: SFT 235 with a minimum grade of C)

  • 378 Safety Evaluation and Measurement. 3 hrs.

Methodologies of safety performance and evaluation for accident prediction and control. (PR: SFT 235 and sophomore standing or higher)

  • 453 International Safety and Health. 3 hrs. I.

The effects of globalization on a variety of different countries’ health and safety programs.

  • 454 Industrial Environmental Protection. 3 hrs. I.

Environmental protection as related to industrial settings. Air/water quality, noise and chemical pollution and hazardous material control. (CR: SFT 454L and SFT 489: PR: CHM 212, CHM 218, PHY 203 or PHY 212, PHY 204 with a minimum grade of C)

  • 454L Environmental Programming/Sampling Lab. 2 hrs. I.

Quantitative monitoring techniques for measuring air and water quality, the measurement of noise and chemical pollutions, and the evaluation of physical hazards. (CR: SFT 454L and SFT 489: PR: CHM 212, CHM 218, PHY 203 or PHY 212, PHY 204 with a minimum grade of C)

  • 458 Hospital Safety.

The role of safety and its effect on health professionals in hospitals, nursing homes and various health care facilities.

  • 460 Safety Training Methods. 3 hrs. I.

A course designed to help students develop, present, and evaluate training materials as mandated by OSHA or other governmental agencies. Hands on practice & live training will be required. (PR: SFT 372 or 375)

  • 465 Incident Investigation Techniques. 3 hrs. II.

Introductory course in incident investigation giving insight into the recognition and collection of information, recording data and using various techniques including system safety analysis into the reconstruction of the event. (CR: 372, PHY 203 and PHY 204)

  • 480-483 Special Topics. 1-4; 1-4; 1-4; 1-4 hrs.

Students with specialization in safety education only, with permission of department chairman.

  • 485-487 Independent Study. 1-4; 1-4; 1-4; 1-4 hrs.
  • 489 Process Safety Management. 3 hrs. I.

A study of the latest industrial safety information which will assist the student in designing a program to reduce or eliminate all incidents which downgrade the system. (PR: SFT 372, PHY 203, PHY 204, all with a minimum grade of C; concurrent PR: CHM 211 and CHM 217)

  • 490 Safety Internship. 3 hrs.

Supervised experience on the job site. (PR: PR: SFT 465, CHM 212, CHM 218, all with a minimum grade of C)

  • 491-494 Workshop. 1-4; 1-4; 1-4; 1-4 hrs.

Workshop in selected areas of occupational safety and health.

  • 497 Occupational Safety and Health Programs. 3 hrs.

Safety functions in industry. Principles of organization and application of safety programs. Prevention, correction and control methods are outlined and evaluated. (PR: SFT 235)

  • 498 Environmental Safety and Health Legislation. 3 hrs. II.

A survey of the legislation that has affected the safety movement with special emphasis on the 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act. (CR: SFT 372, CHM 212 and CHM 218.)

  • 499 Occupational Safety Program Management. 3 hrs. II.

A study of safety programs at the state and local levels including the administrative, instructional, and protective aspects of a comprehensive safety program in schools, occupations, home and public. (PR: SFT 372, CHM 212, CHM 218, PHY 203 or PHY 212, PHY 204, all with a minimum grade of C)


Graduate Courses

  • 505 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health. CR/NC. 1 hr.

Introduces students to the basic principles and emerging trends in the safety and health discipline. (All students [except safety majors] will be required to enroll.)

  • 536 Safety Education for Elementary Teachers. 1 hr.

Survey of accident prevention methods in the elementary school environment, with emphasis on elementary school safety curriculum, laws, personal protection and resources for elementary school teachers.

  • 540 Industrial Fire Protection. 3 hr.

An introductory course that explores the relationship between engineering and fire prevention. Topics include: water supplies, sprinkler systems, behavior of fire and materials, fire protection, fire extinguishers, and other systems.

  • 553 International Safety and Health. 3 hrs.

The course covers the impact of globalization on worldwide safety and health programs, and a wide variety of safety and health programs for various countries and multi-national organizations.

  • 554 Industrial Hygiene I. 3 hrs.

Environmental protection as related to industrial settings. Air/water quality, noise and chemical pollution and hazardous material control.

  • 554L Industrial Environmental Auditing/Programming. 2 hrs.

Concerns development of an industrial environmental protection program for a small plant, including workplace experience in sampling/measurement of contaminants. (PR: SFT 454, or 554 or 647)

  • 558 Hospital Safety. 3 hrs.

The course covers the various aspects of safety and health in professional health care services.

  • 560 Fundamentals of Ergonomics. 3 hrs.

Introduction to ergonomics with discussion of ergonomic issues in relevant office, industrial, and service work. Emphasis on anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of ergonomic stressors.

  • 565 Incident Investigation Techniques. 3 hrs.

An introductory course in accident investigation designed to give insight into the recognition and collection of evidence, collection and recording data and reconstructing the accident based on the facts.

  • 580-583 Special Topics. 1-4 hrs.

Occasional offerings of current topics in safety, providing important supplementary material for participating students.

  • 585-588 Independent Study. 1-4 hrs.

An approved study of special interest that is appropriate for the student’s program of study concerning safety. Carried out under the supervision of a faculty

  • 589 Process Safety Management. 3 hrs.

A study of the latest industrial safety information which will assist the student in designing a program to reduce or eliminate all incidents which downgrade the system. (PR: SFT 565)

  • 591-594 Workshop. 1-4 hrs.
  • 597 Occupational Safety and Health Program Development. 3 hrs.

Safety functions in industry. Principles of organization and application of safety programs. Prevention, correction, and control methods are outlined and evaluated.

  • 599 Occupational Safety Program Management. 3 hrs.

A study of safety programs at the state and local levels including the administrative, instructional, and protective aspects of a comprehensive safety program in schools, occupations, home and public.

  • 601 Safety in Transportation. 3 hrs.

Concerned with safe, efficient movement of people and goods. Involves highway, air, water, pipeline, and rails.

  • 606 Field Experience for the Safety Specialist. 3 hrs.

Concerned with the visitation and evaluation of the safety program of various agencies in the region.

  • 610 Philosophical and Psychological Concepts of Occupational Safety and Health. 3 hrs.

An analysis of the educational philosophies and the application of these philosophies to occupational safety. A study of the effect of occupational safety on modern living.

  • 630 Current Literature and Research in Occupational Safety and Health. 3 hrs.

An analysis and study of selected works of national and international authors concerning significant works in Occupational Safety.

  • 645 Safety Engineering and Equipment Design. 3 hrs.

The design and engineering of facilities and equipment to meet the physical needs of the human as well as enhancing production.

  • 647 Industrial Hygiene II. 3 hrs.

Concerned with environmental health and safety hazards that arise out of or occur during work of employees.

  • 647L Quantitative Industrial Hygiene Lab. 3 hrs.

A laboratory course designed to complement Industrial Hygiene. (CR: SFT 647)

  • 648 Industrial Ventilation. 3 hrs.

The course will cover the techniques of development, design, maintenance, and trouble shooting of industrial ventilation systems. Also the types of ventilation systems used for different types of toxic materials. (PR: SFT 647 or SFT 554 or permission)

  • 649 Biophysical Hazards and Monitoring. 3 hrs.

The course will cover sources of biological and physical hazards for various industries and occupations. Hazard controls and preventive techniques will also be covered.

  • 650 Internship for the Safety Specialist. 3-12 hrs. CR/NC.

Supervised experience on the job site. Involves the student working under safety personnel and analyzing and writing of experiences. (Permission)

  • 651 Toxicology and Epidemiology. 3 hrs.

The course will emphasize the principles of toxicology, dose-response relationships, xenotoxins, the distribution of toxins, and the storage of toxins. (PR: SFT 554 or SFT 647)

  • 652 Industrial Noise and Vibration. 3 hrs.

A study of the physical characteristics of noise and vibration, and its effects on the human body. (PR: SFT 554 or SFT 647)

  • 660 Applied Ergonomics and Human Factors Engineering. 3 hrs.

A study of how humans interact with the work environment, focusing on human capabilities and limitations, repetitive motion disorders, the humanmachine interface and workspace design.

  • 661 Advanced Occupational Ergonomics. 3 hrs.

The study and application of occupational ergonomics to the design and evaluation of various work environments. (PR: SFT 660)

  • 662 Methods in Work Analysis. 3 hrs.

To study, utilize, and critique several existing ergonomic analysis methods for specific intended purpose, and provide directions for new methodologies. (PR: SFT 660)

  • 663 Work Environment Issues. 3 hrs.

An examination of the aspects of the work environment that can affect health: time pressure, machine pacing, control, etc. The recognition, measurement, and control of these factors will be discussed.

  • 679 Problem Report. 1-3 hrs. (Permission)
  • 681 Thesis. 1-6 hrs.
  • 690-692 Seminar. 1-4 hrs.