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SHM 101 - Evolution of Workplace Safety and Health


Description:
This course is designed to introduce students to the origins and development of the occupational safety  and health field in the American workplace through the study of historical events (human suffering resulting from occupational accidents, industrial disasters, workplace injuries and diseases) their social impacts, and the results of those experiences as expressed in economics, legal, behavioral, and ethical societal changes.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate their ability to identify the influence of various institutions such as trade associations, government agencies, insurance companies, and professional societies that led to a change in safety culture in the American workplace.
  • Demonstrate their ability to critically analyze historical events (human suffering resulting from occupational accidents, industrial disasters, workplace injuries and diseases), their social impacts and the results of those experiences as expressed in economic, legal, behavioral, and ethical societal changes.
  • Demonstrate their ability to: (1) research and identify common safety and health issues in American workplace, (2) recommend solution by identifying appropriate regulatory measures currently in place, and (3) demonstrate their understanding of the impact of these issues/solutions within a societal and global context.
  • Demonstrate their understanding of ethical responsibilities of employers to provide a work environment free of known hazards.
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
9/24/2014



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