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					     PUBH 3310
Occupational Health and
        Safety
     August 29, 2011
  COURSE INTRODUCTION


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           Introductions
• Instructor
• Students




                           2
          Public Health Courses
                        Fall 2010

• PUBH 3310, Occupational Health and Safety,
  – For So. and Jr. Industrial Hygiene students,
    Environmental Health, Environmental Engineering,
    Human Resource Management (?)
• PUBH/CEE 3610 Environmental Management
  – For Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Health,
    Environmental Engineering
• PUBH 4030, Communicable Disease
  – For Environmental Health, Public Health Education


                                                        3
       Public Health Courses
                      Fall 2009

• PUBH 4300, Industrial Hygiene Seminar
  – For Jr. and Sr. Industrial Hygiene students, others
     • Tech 122, 12:00 Tuesday
     • Students give presentations on special topics and
       internships
• PUBH 4310, IH Recognition of Hazards
  – For Jr. level IH and Env. Health students
     • Can be concurrent with PUBH 3310
     • BNR 314, 8:30 MWF
• PUBH 5330, IH Chemical Hazard Control
  – For senior-level IH students                      4
Occupational Health and Safety
                  PUBH 3310

• Course Introduction
  – Required for Public Health students with industrial
    hygiene or environmental health emphasis
  – Previously elective for Human Resource
    Management students
  – Most any working person could benefit
  – No chemistry prerequisite
     • a few lectures include chemical terms and
       characteristics.
• Website
  – http://129.123.92.202/pubh3310/ (follow „courses‟
                                                      5
    menu www.biology.usu.edu).
Occupational Health and Safety
                    PUBH 3310
• Course Info
  – Time and Place
      • MWF 11:30 - 12:20
      • Peterson Agriculture Science 234
  – Instructors
      • David Wallace, dwallace@biology.usu.edu
         – BNR 333, 797-7155
      • Occasional guest instructors may be scheduled




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                     Objectives
• After completing this course, students should:
   – Understand historic context of occupational safety and
     health, circumstances that prompted legislation
   – Know basics of OSHA and MSHA, mission and
     approach
   – Recognize workplace safety and health hazards
      • Chemical, biological, and physical agents
      • Conditions that could lead to accidents and injuries
   – Know the basics of hazard control, factors that
     determine risk, how to set priorities
• Appreciate role of professionals and professionalism in
  occupational safety and health
• Recognize occupational safety and health issues in     7
      Information resources
• Text
  – Basics of Occupational Safety, David L.
    Goetsch.
     • Topics not covered well by the text will be
       supplemented with course handouts and
       recommended websites.
• Lectures and course information are on the Web:
   – http://129.123.92.202/pubh3310/
  – Website will be updated as the course progresses
  – Lecture notes include applicable references for more
    information about the subject
• Class email list for announcements                  8
                    Grading
• 550 points possible
  – Three midterm exams, 300 points
  – 10 quizzes, 50 points
  – Comprehensive final exam, 200 points
     • Friday, December 17, 2010, 9:30 -11:20
  – Exam questions mostly are drawn from the
    lectures.
     • Bonus questions usually are based on lecture references,
       classroom discussions, current news events, etc.
  – Lecture "objectives" help the student know which
    information is most important
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                  Grading
     Score       93 90 87 83 80 77 73 70 67 60
 Minimun grade   A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D


• This is the standard USU grading scale
• Final grades may be adjusted slightly
  upwards, if necessary, to be consistent with
  prior classes.


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                                 Extra credit
      • Up to 25 points extra credit for activity in occupational
        safety and health professional organizations.
Professional activity                                                                   Extra credit
Participate as a volunteer at the Oct. 15-16 Utah Conference on Safety and Industrial
Hygiene and submit a brief report of your activity.                                     20 points
Join (national) AIHA, ACGIH or ASSE as a student member                                 5 points
Join and participate in USU Industrial Hygiene Student Association                      5 points
Other professional activity (approved in advance)                                       Negotiated




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                       ADA
• Students with physical, sensory, emotional or medical
  impairments may be eligible for reasonable
  accommodations in accordance with the Americans
  with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the
  Rehabilitation Act of 1973. All accommodations are
  coordinated through the Disability Resource Center
  (DRC) in Room 101 of the University Inn, 797-2444
  voice, 797-0740 TTY, or toll free at 1-800-259-2966.
  Please contact the DRC as early in the semester as
  possible. Alternate format materials (Braille, large
  print or digital) are available with advance notice

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    IDEA Course Evaluation
           System
• The IDEA Center Student Ratings of Instruction will
  be used for course evaluations at USU, beginning
  Fall Semester, 2011. During Fall Semester, faculty
  members will identify course objectives that are
  compatible with the IDEA system. Students will
  submit course evaluations online during the last three
  weeks of the course.




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         Course Overview
• This course is loosely organized into three
  sections:
  – Safety and Health overview, including history,
    professions, laws, and basic principles
  – Industrial Hygiene topics, including chemical and
    physical hazards and controls
  – Safety topics, including fire safety, materials
    handling, machine safeguarding, electricity, and
    accident control

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          Course Overview
• Some lectures may be rescheduled as needed
• Students are strongly encouraged to visit the 27th
  Annual Utah Conference on Safety and Industrial
  Hygiene for extra credit,
  http://medicine.utah.edu/rmcoeh/ContEdProg/confere
  nce/index.htm
• October 13 and 14 in Salt Lake City
   – “Easy” for students to attend
      • No class October 13 (Friday classes on Thursday)
      • October 14 is Fall Break
   – Contact Luz Dominguez for reduced admission
     fees (“free” admission for volunteers)
       • Luz.Dominguez@hsc.utah.edu                        15
       • 801-581-4055
        Safety in the News
• Students are encouraged to increase
  awareness of occupational safety and health
  by paying attention to news media
  – Be prepared to discuss news items in class
  – News items will be featured on the course website
  – Bonus test questions may be based on news
    items




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Schedule




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         Pre-course test
• 10-question test to assess students‟
  knowledge of Occupational Safety and
  Health
• This will not count towards the class
  grade



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        Introductory Video
• “Those Who Know Don‟t Tell”
  – A 1989 award-winning video about historical
    occupational health issues in the U.S.
  – Many of these issues will be addressed in class
  – The video emphasizes the role of labor unions




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