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Richard Gleason
ENV H 562
Seattle Campus

Technical Aspects of Occupational Safety

Reviews federal OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and state WISHA (Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act) standards. Explores the impact of these regulations on industry, particularly construction. Upon completion of the course, student receive an OSHA 510 30-hour Construction Safety and Health certificate. Offered: jointly with NSG 507; W.

Class description

ENVH 562 Course Objectives:

At the end of the course students will be able to:

-Locate and apply OSHA and WISHA safety and health standards, policies, and procedures.

-Utilize standards and regulations to supplement an on-going safety and health program

-Identify common violations of standards and propose corrective actions

-Describe appropriate abatement procedures for selected safety and health hazards

-Conduct occupational safety and health training for workers from regulations

-Identify common hazards of occupational injury and illness in a general industrial environment

-Students will be able to conduct an on-site safety and health audit and report identifying hazards and corrections

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Students will each have an opportunity to provide training to the class in some aspect of safety and health such as noise, respirators, machine guarding, electrical safety, chemical safety etc. Students will use the OSHA and WISHA safety and health codes frequently in the course.

Recommended preparation

A willingness to learn, work in groups, read assignments and make a presentation to the group on an issue of OSHA safety and Health regulations.

Class assignments and grading

Presentations can be in power point, overheads, slides etc. Course quizzes will also be provided based on OSHA/WISHA regulations, most cited items and curent safety and healt principles.

Midterm (25%) Final (25%), class presentation(30%), homework (20%)


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: 12/19/2004