Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

OESM 205 - Physical Hazards Control (3)

  • Prerequisite: OESM 101
  • Recommended Prep: ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100

Scope and application of systems safety: application of human engineering concepts and techniques with emphasis on human reliability and error; application of occupation safety and health requirements in purchasing and contracting, plant and job layout; principles and application of electrical and electronic safety; principles and application of manual and mechanical equipment, elevators, chemical safety; high pressure and compressed gas system; hand and portable power tools; shop production, tools and equipment; introduction to construction safety; and, special industry hazards unique to the Hawaiian industrial environment.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of OESM 205, the student will be able to:

  • Define types of accident and give examples for each type
  • Identify common physical that can be expected in a variety of work areas.
  • Define >ethics= and name guidelines used to determine ethical behavior
  • Discuss ethical issues for the health and safety professional and how to "earn your stripes"
  • Identify federal and state agencies responsible for various functions in occupational safety and health
  • Explain how OSH standards are developed and enforced
  • Explain how 'consensus standards are developed, published [ANSI] and ways to use them.
  • Give numerous real world examples of hazard control methods
  • Discuss Fire Protection -- Basics and Intro to Fire Suppression systems [Video and on-Campus Field Trip]
  • Understanding Flammable & Combustible...a must for a Safety professional [Review Video ]
  • Describe characteristics of good machine guarding and give examples [Review videos]
  • Explain the lockout/tagout procedures [Review videos]
  • Describe hazards associated with electrical work and ways to control the hazards [Review video]
  • Learn to use electrical inspection devices to actually perform basic electrical safety inspection
  • Identify risk factors for cumulative trauma disorders and recommend controls [Review video]
  • Explain hazards evaluation requirements as part of the PPE program [Review video]
  • Describe criteria for an effective health and safety program [Review Hawaiian Electric's safety program]
  • Show quantitative ways to measure safety performance
  • Develop a safety inspection checklist and use the checklist to inspect a workplace.
  • Select and inspect a work site.
  • Submit inspection report with recommendations for corrections.
  • Examine the agencies that can offer support to a safety person by contacting an assigned Hawaii safety related agency, interview a representative, then develop a written report
  • Review and observe many of the Physical Hazards reviewed in the program B Field Trip to Hawaiian Electric Co. Operations Facility

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