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Study Environment and Safety

Major in Technology with an Emphasis in Environment and Safety
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Develop a robust safety foundation, ensuring mastery of safety protocols and regulations.

Our students conduct Job Hazard Analyses for different construction scenarios, identifying potential hazards and proposing safety measures. Visit construction sites, conduct a safety inspection, and identify real-world safety practices.

In the classroom, participate in demonstrations of various safety equipment used in construction, familiarizing yourself with the proper usage and maintenance of safety gear.

Course Topics Unique to the Environment and Safety Emphasis:

  • Introduction to Fire Safety: Explore fundamental principles of fire safety, covering prevention, detection, and response strategies in various occupational settings.
  • Risk Assessment: Learn methodologies for evaluating and mitigating risks in diverse environments, emphasizing the identification and analysis of potential hazards.
  • Industrial Hygiene: Delve into the principles and practices of industrial hygiene, focusing on the recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace hazards to protect the health of workers.
  • Hazardous Materials: Examine the properties and handling of hazardous materials, emphasizing safety protocols, emergency response, and compliance with regulations.
  • Occupational Health and Safety: Gain an understanding of occupational health and safety principles, focusing on the promotion of well-being and prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses.
  • Ergonomics/Human Factors: Explore the principles of ergonomics and human factors, emphasizing the design of workplaces to optimize human performance, safety, and well-being.
  • Modern Transportation Safety: Investigate contemporary issues and strategies related to transportation safety, covering various modes of transportation and their associated risks.
  • Legal Issues in Environmental Health and Safety: Examine the legal frameworks and regulations impacting environmental health and safety, addressing compliance, liability, and ethical considerations.
  • Safety Management: Explore the principles of safety management, covering planning, implementation, and evaluation of safety programs in organizational settings.
  • Laboratory and Shop Safety: Focus on the essential principles of safety in laboratory and shop environments, emphasizing best practices, hazard identification, and prevention measures.

Career Options for Environment and Safety Emphasis:

  • Safety Compliance Officer: Ensure adherence to safety regulations and standards in various industries, conducting inspections, and implementing safety protocols to prevent accidents.
  • Environmental Health and Safety Specialist: Address workplace hazards, assess risks, and develop safety programs to promote a healthy and secure work environment.
  • Risk Assessment Analyst: Evaluate potential risks in construction and industrial settings, providing insights and recommendations to minimize and mitigate risks.
  • Industrial Hygienist: Conduct assessments of workplace environments to identify and control physical, chemical, and biological hazards, promoting the well-being of workers.
  • Fire Safety Consultant: Specialize in fire safety, providing expertise in the design and implementation of fire prevention measures and emergency response plans.
  • Occupational Health Manager: Manage programs focused on employee health and well-being, ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations and promoting a healthy workplace culture.

The Environment and Safety Emphasis sharpens skills in risk assessment, environmental health, and safety compliance.

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