ENHS1010 Introduction to Safety and Health

This course introduces students to the safety and health field. Topics include general safety and health concepts, terminology, overview of historical developments, program concepts, workers compensation basics, hazard recognition, and safety assessment process.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify who is covered by OSHA requirements
Compare States and Federal OSHA programs
Differentiate Between State and Federal processes
Interpret appropriate OSHA standards
Relate examples of workplace hazards
Correlate organizations responsibilities for pre-exposure communication and training systems
Identify the role of workers compensation insurance
Outline the safety assessment process
Demonstrate understanding of required record keeping

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details