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3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory, 4 units

Catalog Description
Hands-on instruction on how accidents and incidents occur in the occupational health and safety environment. Instruction in the establishment and maintenance of safety programs and comprehensive analysis of occupational health programs with emphasis on safety program management. Topics include: planning approaches to safety and health management used by international, national and local regulatory agencies; insurance companies and professional societies; risk management; worker compensation; employee accommodations and workplace. Students will develop plans related to safety and risk management.


Course Objectives
Students will be able to:
1) Interpret and research federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to safety management
2) Use appropriate terminology common to risk and safety management
3) Develop written safety management training
4) Conduct safety management training
5) Investigate Worker Compensation claims
6) Develop conflict resolution strategies
7) Design accommodation plans for physically challenged workers

Minimum Student Materials
1) Safety glasses
2) Specialized gloves
3) Head and face protection

Minimum Instructional Facilities
1) Standard classroom
2) Lab facility
3) Site lab exercise area

Course Content
1) Safety and Risk Management Overview
a. Terminology
b. Programs
c. Employee rights
d. Employer obligations

2) Overview of Safety and Risk Management Programs
a. Community right to know
b. SB198
c. Workman Compensation programs
d. ISO14000
e. ADA
f. GISO standards
g. Air quality

3) Safety Inspections Programs
a. Developing an inspection program
b. Conducting an inspection program
c. Evaluating an inspection program
d. Compliance strategies

4) Risk Management Systems
a. Regulations and standards
b. Systems components/terminology
c. System design
d. Implementation
e. System evaluation

5) Safety Communication
a. Training standards and regulatory compliance
b. Conducting training programs
c. Evaluating training programs

6) Sources of Assistance and Information
a. Regulations and standards
b. Agencies/departments/organizations

   1. Federal
   2. State
   3. Insurance
   4. Cal/OSHA
   5. Chamber of Commerce
   6. Private organizations

Method of Instruction
1) Lecture and discussion
2) Class projects
3) Field trips and guest lecturers
4) Lab exercise and projects

Method of Evaluation
A grading system will be established by the instructor and implemented uniformly. Grades will be based on demonstrated proficiency in subject matter determined by multiple measurement for evaluation, one of which must be essay exams, skills demonstration, or where appropriate, the symbol system.
1) Attendance
2) Verbal and written reports, quizzes, exams
3) Active participation and discussions of lectures
4) Hands-on activities for technical proficiency
5) Midterm and final (objective, short essay, project performance)

Texts and References
1) Required:
a. SB 198 Handbook. California Chamber of Commerce.
b. OSHA Programs Manual. California Chamber of Commerce.

2) Supplemental: Laws and regulations manuals

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