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Richard Gleason
ENV H 462
Seattle Campus

Technical Aspects of Occupational Safety

Reviews federal OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and state WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety and Heath Act) standards. Explores the impact of these regulations on industry, particularly construction. Upon completion of the course, students receive an OSHA 510 30-hour Construction Safety and Health certification. Offered: W.

Class description

Reviews federal OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and state WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety and Heath Act) standards. Explores the impact of these regulations on industry, particularly construction. Upon completion of the course, students receive an OSHA 30-hour Construction Safety and Health card. Offered: W.

Student learning goals

1. Identify who is covered by OSHA and WISHA and who is not, the purposes of the OSHA Act, state plans, and how administrative responsibilities are split within the federal government.

2. Differentiate between coverage under different sets of OSHA Standards: General Industry, Construction, Agriculture and Maritime Standards. This course will focus on the construction industry

3. List the employer's principal duty under OSHA to comply with occupational safety and health standards and detail the top four hazards that result in fatalities in construction sites: Falls, struck by heavy equipment, caught in trenching cave-ins and electrocutions.

Students will each present a topic to the class invloving oe of the occupational hazards of 15-20 minutes.

General method of instruction

Lecture, online videos (4 videos each week-approximately 15 minutes each) and student presentations.

Recommended preparation

Ability to communicate in writing and in a 15-20 minute Classroom presentation.

Class assignments and grading

Each week students will write a review of the safety videos posted online. Additinal weekly homework assignments will be provided and will be practical based on actual workplace hazards.

Homework Presentation Midterm Final Each 25%


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Richard Gleason
Date: 01/01/2013