About The Course
Welcome Message

Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY (182.631.13), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course Description

Introduces the organizational framework in which safety sciences are practiced in the U.S. Illustrates professional and scientific methodologies by focusing on selected, substantive areas of practice (systems safety, nature of accidents, electrical hazards, fire and fire suppression, explosions and explosives, and falls and walking and working surfaces).

Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • describe the conceptual background on fundamentals of occupational safety via focusing on historical and current industry perspectives, selected literature, and high-hazard areas of study such as fire protection, confined spaces, electrical safety, etc.
  • utilize skills integration via utilization of demonstration materials from real-world incidents
  • the knowledge to become resource “Resourceful” via use of Internet and other communication vehicles
  • describe the skills and knowledge of policies, procedures, programs, and regulations so that there is an understanding of approaches that can be used to decrease probability of incidents and reduce costs for any type of organization
  • provide fundamental guidance on the management and evaluation of safety programs

Course Time

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri   1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Course Faculty
Intended Audience

MHS OEH PTIB students in EHS

Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Policy: Student evaluation based on a paper or exam.

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

Administrative Contact

Emory Knowles
E-mail: eknowles@jhsph.edu