Environmental Health and Safety

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Course Descriptions

Campus Location(s):Business & Technology
Program Coordinator:William Allyn, 816.604.5647

EHSS 100 - Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety - 3.00 credits

This course for non-EHS students is a review of environmental and health and safety regulations published by the EPA, DOT, OSHA, and the states regulatory agencies. This course emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention. The topics will include clean air, clean water, hazardous waste, hazard communication, fall protection, confined space, respiratory protection, and personal protective clothing. Passing students meeting the attendance requirement will receive an OSHA 30-hr Outreach Card for General Industry.

EHSS 101 - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) - 3.00 credits

This course provides a review of hazardous waste operations, handling, and regulations for facilities and hazardous waste sites. In addition, medical monitoring programs, engineering controls, respiratory protection, personal protective equipment, sampling techniques, air monitoring equipment, hazardous waste documentation, and incident command system (ICS) will be covered. This course meets the requirements of OSHA's HAZWOPER regulation (29 CFR 1910.120(e). Upon satisfactory completion students will receive a 40-hr HAZWOPER certificate.

EHSS 110 - Properties and Hazards of Hazardous Materials - 3.00 credits

This course covers the recognition and communication of the physical, chemical and health hazards of hazardous materials based on the nine DOT hazard classes, NIOSH Pocket Guide and EPA's definition of characteristic hazardous waste. Included are toxic, corrosive, reactive, flammable and combustible liquids, compressed gases, LP-gases and cryogenic liquids. Upon satisfactory completion students will receive an OSHA 2015 (Hazardous Materials) certificate.

EHSS 111 - Introduction to Health and Safety for General Industry - 1.00 credits

This course provides the participants with an overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards relevant to general industry. Among the subjects covered in the program are: an introduction to OSHA, fire protection, electrical safety, hazard communication, bloodborne pathogens, walking and working surfaces, personal protective equipment, machine guarding and safety and health programs. Students will receive a 10-hr General Industry Safety and Health Outreach Card.

EHSS 112 - Introduction to Health and Safety for Construction - 1.00 credits

This course provides the participants with an overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards relevant to general industry. Among the subjects covered in the program are: an introduction to OSHA, stuck by, and caught in/between, excavations, electrical safety, health hazards, walking and working surfaces, stairs and ladders, tool ¿ hand and power, personal protective equipment, fall protection and safety and health programs. Students will receive a 10-hr Construction Safety and Health Outreach Card.

EHSS 200 - Safety and Health Regulations and Standards - 3.00 credits

A comprehensive overview of OSHA and other health and safety regulations and guidelines. Subject areas include OSHA history, specific regulations regarding walking and working surfaces, hazard communication (hazcom), confined spaces, personal equipment, electrical, machine safeguarding, exit routes/fire protection, lockout/tagout, welding, and recordkeeping. In addition, hazard recognition and safe work practices will be covered. Upon satisfactory completion students will receivecertificates in OSHA 511 (OSHA Standards Course for General Industry) and OSHA7845 (OSHA Recordkeeping).

EHSS 201 - EHS Laboratory - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: EHSS 101. The course is designed to present the hands-on activities related to the field of EHS. Topics include: Air sampling, Asbestos, Blueprint reading, Electricity, Ergonomics, HVAC/Ventilation, Lead, Noise, Rigging and Welding.

EHSS 202 - Transportation and Storage of Hazardous Materials - 3.00 credits

A presentation of detailed information required for the handling, transportation, and storage of hazardous materials. Procedures for safe handling, storing, and preparing hazardous materials for shipment by all modes of transport as required by applicable Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations will be covered. Students will use reference materials, labeling, and preparing materials for shipment. Students will also learn the critical competencies required for properly responding to hazardous material emergencies. Upon satisfactory completion students will receive a 40-hour HAZMAT certificate in 49 CFR 171-180.

EHSS 203 - Environmental Regulations - 3.00 credits

This course provides a comprehensive overview of EPA and other environmental regulations and guidelines. Subjects included in this course are: EPA history, specific regulations regarding surface water (CWA), air (CAA), drinking water (SDWA), hazardous waste (RCRA), Superfund (CERCLA), Endangered Species (ESA) and Community Right-to-Know (EPCRA).

EHSS 204 - Emergency Preparedness and Planning - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: EHSS 101. This course will cover a broad range of proactive and regulatory approaches to emergency planning. Analysis techniques, methods of auditing and conducting hazard assessments are covered. Subject materials are presented for students working in industry as well as the public sector of emergency planning and incident response. Upon satisfactory completion students will receive certificates in FEMA IS 100, IS 200 and OSHA 7105 (Evacuation and Emergency Planning).

EHSS 205 - Principles of Industrial Hygiene - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: EHSS 200. This course is presented to provide the fundamentals of hazard identification and control related to industrial applications and worker health exposures. Information is given in key areas that cover recognition, evaluation, and control of toxic materials and the effects on the body, radiation, noise, ventilation, thermal stress and ergonomics. Upon satisfactory completion students will receive a certificate in OSHA 521 (Guide to Industrial Hygiene).

EHSS 210 - Incident and Accident Investigation - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: EHSS 200. This course provides an introduction to basic accident investigation procedures and describes accident analysis techniques. This course will provide students with the basic skills necessary to conduct an effective accident investigation at their workplace and make recommendations for incident reduction. Upon satisfactory completion, students will receive a certificate in OSHA 7505 (Introduction to Accident Investigation).

EHSS 211 - Workers Compensation Legislation for EHS - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: EHSS 200. This course provides strategies for tracking, monitoring, managing, and avoiding Workers' Compensation incidents. This course reviews which employees are covered, when they are covered, the requirements for benefits and compensation, and the recordkeeping requirements.

EHSS 213 - EHS Program Development and Management - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: EHSS 200 and 203. This course is designed to merge all the former EHS courses into a cohesive and comprehensive unit. This course outlines the principles of program development and implementation for all EHS type programs including training, emergency preparedness, waste minimization, workers compensation, air and water quality, and compliance. This course will cover the development of materials, techniques and procedures in the implementation of EHS programs and their application in a variety of occupational settings.

EHSS 217 - Concepts of Sustainability, Recycling and Pollution Prevention - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: EHSS 101. This course is presented to familiarize EHS students with options available to minimize waste, recycle, or other energy conserving concepts in the workplace. Information is presented to present ways of encouraging sustainability through better business practices. Emphasis is placed upon economical considerations for recovery and recycling materials used in industry, and methods to reduce materials placed in landfills. Key topics are given to show methods of making money from materials that cost to be destroyed.

EHSS 218 - Industrial Hazard Control - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: EHSS 200. This course presents methods to conduct hazard assessments to identify common health, mechanical, electrical and chemical hazards in industry. Students will identify common problems and hazards, locate a supporting regulation or consensus standard and make recommendations to eliminate or control the hazard.

EHSS 220 - Air Quality Management - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: EHSS 203. This course serves as an introduction to all aspects of air pollution control and maintaining air quality. Major areas of study will include: nature and origin of air pollution, air pollution control methods and strategies, dispersion modeling, assessing/monitoring air quality and air quality programs and requirements.

EHSS 225 - Water Quality Management - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: EHSS 203. This course provides an overview of regulatory programs and requirements of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA); typical treatment processes for drinking water, municipal and industrial wastewater and hazardous wastes; and basic permits for storm water and effluent. The course will provide an overview of the spill prevention control and countermeasure (SPCC) plans. Students will develop a practical understanding of advantages and disadvantages of established and new treatment processes, conduct case studies, evaluate treatment options.

EHSS 230 - Waste Management - 3.00 credits

Intense coverage of EPA's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) including pollution prevention, USTs, treatment options, EPA inspections and hazardous waste manifesting. Special emphasis on hazardous waste determination, accumulation, storage, and related generator issues.

EHSS 275 - Analytical Applications for EHS - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: MATH 103 or higher. The course covers some of the everyday problems and questions EHS professionals are faced with, such as ergonomics, ventilation, noise, abatement, radiation, thermal stress, hazardous material concentrations, and environmental sampling.

EHSS 290 - EHS Program Capstone - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: EHSS 204. This capstone course is designed to merge the skills and lessons learned into cohesive and comprehensive applications for the discipline. This course will cover the principles of program development and implementation for all types of EHS programs, discusses management styles, and connects students with current professionals to hear the realities of the profession. Students will develop and deliver training, create a written EHS program, and sit for the Occupational Health and Safety Certification (OHST) examination. Upon satisfactory completion, students will receive a certificate for OSHA 7500 (Introduction to Safety and Health Management)

 

Last Modified: 9/4/14