PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY Syllabus

182.631.13 | AY 2012-2013 - Winter I Term | 2 Credit(s)
MTWThF 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • 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 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).

  • Intended Audience

    MHS OEH PTIB students in EHS

  • Methods of Assessment

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

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services: baddison@jhsph.edu, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.