Safety Management (ETSM)

ETSM 2310. Intro. to Occupational Safety. 3 Hours.

Students study safety and health issues and practices at work. Topics may include how and why accidents happen, what the total costs of accidents are, and how to use the risk management approach to achieve safety. Students are introduced to the concepts of reactive versus proactive practices and their role in creating sustainable businesses that protect both people and the environment. Safety-related governmental standards and various careers in safety are also examined.

ETSM 2396. Special Topic. 3 Hours.

This course of faculty-led study is designed to provide exposure of undergraduate students to new safety management topics and concepts in a course setting. This course is designed to be a multi-topic course. The student can take the course under various special topics being offered.
Prerequisite: ETEC 1010.

ETSM 3363. Safety Program Management. 3 Hours.

This course presents an in-depth examination of the concepts, methods, and techniques involved in safety program management. Emphasis will be placed on the development of safety management programs for the industrial and construction industries. The strengths and weaknesses of existing safety programs, performance management techniques, behavior-based safety, design safety, legal aspects of safety and health management, and emerging trends in safety and health management will be covered.
Prerequisite: Junior standing.

ETSM 3371. Safety Risk Assessment & Mgmt. 3 Hours.

Students examine concepts, methods, and techniques involved in safety risk management. Emphasis is placed on the development of safety programs for the industrial and construction industries. Topics may include an overview of risk management processes, attributes, and disciplines; identification tools; analysis and evaluation; communication; risk analysis approach; and assessment framework.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1411.

ETSM 3372. Occupational Safety Standards. 3 Hours.

Students examine the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), its rules, and the legal duty to comply with them. Topics may include record keeping, employers' and employees' rights, hazard communication, inspection and investigation, and criminal enforcement of violations. Contesting citations, judicial review of enforcement actions, and ethics in safety at the workplace may also be reviewed.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1411.

ETSM 3382. Issues In Nanotechnology Safty. 3 Hours.

This course introduces students to the emerging technological frontier of nanotechnology. Areas of study will include: potential health concern, potential safety hazards, exposed control procedures occupational health surveillance, and research in the area of safety management for furture nanotechnology workers.
Prerequisite: ETEE 1340, ETDD 1361 and Sophomore standing.

ETSM 3386. Industrial Safety. 3 Hours.

This course is a study of the problems involved in developing an integrated safety program for an industrial or commercial establishment. It involves safety education, safe worker practices, recognition and elimination of health hazards, machinery guards, in-plant traffic, material handling and emergency treatment for industrial accidents.
Prerequisite: ETEC 1010 and Junior standing.

ETSM 4096. Directed Study. 1-6 Hours.

Arranged professional and developmental learning experiences incorporating a practical application of safety management skills and practices. To include internships, individual research and industry studies. Variable Credit (1-6).
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

ETSM 4313. Industrial Hygiene. 3 Hours.

Students explore the field of industrial hygiene, including the chemical, physical, and biological agents that affect the health and safety of employees. Students learn procedures for measuring and controlling various agents, threshold limit values for these agents, and concepts regarding occupational health toxicology.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1411 and MATH 1410 or MATH 1314 or MATH 1324 or consent of instructor.

ETSM 4369. Special Topic. 3 Hours.

This course of faculty-led study is designed to provide exposure of undergraduate students to new safety management topics and concepts in a course setting. This course is designed to be a multi-topic course. The student can take the course under various special topics being offered.
Prerequisite: ETEC 1010 and Junior Standing.

ETSM 4375. Safety Hazard Mitigation. 3 Hours.

Students learn concepts, methods, and techniques involved in creating industrial and manufacturing facilities more resilient to the impacts of hazards. The students are provided with the tools to develop safety programs emergency managers can use to reduce the impact of different types of hazards. Emphasis is placed on mitigation, preparedness, resilience, measurement, and vulnerability. Topics may include risk management and communication, practical approaches, and assessment frameworks.
Prerequisite: ETSM 3371.

ETSM 4377. Environmental Safety Mgmt. 3 Hours.

Students examine the principles of effective environmental safety management systems. Laws and regulations that protect our environment and human health are studied. Topics may include hazard communication (HAZCOM) and hazardous waste operations (HAZWOPER). Students may also examine the roles of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Prerequisite: ETSM 3372.

ETSM 4379. Emergency Management at Work. 3 Hours.

Students learn a hands-on approach to emergency management in construction, industrial, and manufacturing environments. Emphasis will be placed on key partnerships among all levels of government as well as those among the public and private industrial sectors. The topics may include physical and chemical hazards and biohazards, personal training, holistic planning, medical surveillance, personal protective clothing and equipment, hazard and risk reduction strategies, decontamination, related scientific data and information management.
Prerequisite: ETSM 3371.