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Department of Computer Science & Engineering Technology

Safety Management - Degree Outline

 


Students enrolled in the Safety Management program will be exposed to the human and equipment aspects of safety. They will also be trained in the ability to absorb new technologies generated from industry. The Computer Science and Engineering Technology Department will develop personnel able to apply the most modern technologies to assure the safety operation of current enterprises. As such, the program produces graduates:
  1. Who have a sound foundation in safety management, management of organizations, human factors, domestic terrorism, and industrial safety, hygiene and loss prevention.
  2. Who are all around individuals with strong social skill, able to work in team environments, competent in communication and information presentation, and with a strong sense of professionalism.
  3. Who are committed to continuous improvement and lifelong learning.
The BAAS degree is intended for recipients of the AAS degree awarded by community or junior colleges. These programs extend for 4 or more semesters and include 60 semester credit hours, although some programs include additional semester hours.
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The Safety management program is currently accepting applications for the fall semester. For information call 713-221-8089.

SAFETY MANAGEMENT

Occupational Safety
Industrial Safety
Construction Safety
Violence and Safety Technology
Human Factors in Fire and Safety
Systems Safety Management
Scheme Management
Industrial Hygiene
Industrial Loss Prevention
National Fire Alarm Codes
Fire Protection in Power Plants
Fire Protection Law
Fire Alarm Signaling Systems

 


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SAFETY MANAGEMENT COURSES


OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY

TOPICS

  • Approaches to Safety
  • Standards and Legislation
  • Recognition and Control of Hazards
  • Work Systems and Ergonomics
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Environmental Controls
  • Walking and Standing Surfaces
  • Egress and Life Safety
  • Fire Prevention and Suppression

 

INDUSTRIAL SAFETY

TOPICS

  • Explosion
  • Radiation
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Mechanical Hazards
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Tools and Machine Controls
  • Principles of Risk Assessment and Machine
  • Material Handling and Storage
  • Wood and Metalworking Operations
  • Case Studies

CONSTRUCTION SAFETY

TOPICS
TBA

 

VIOLENCE AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGY

TOPICS

  • Overview
  • Administration
  • Security and Law
  • Physical Security Standards
  • Security Management Systems
  • Workplace Violence
  • Crisis Management
  • Special Topics

 

HUMAN FACTORS in FIRE & SAFETY

TOPICS

  • Individual and Group Response During Fire Emergencies
  • Fire:  It's Impact on Individuals and Families
  • Impact of Fire on the Community
  • Juvenile Fire setters
  • Arson
  • Special Populations
  • Psychological Impact of Fire on Firefighters
  • Interviewing Victims and Witnesses
  • Compliance and Codes
  • High rise Buildings
  • Warning Systems
  • Systems Approach to Fire Emergencies
  • A Systematic Approach to Fire Prevention and Education
    1. Fire Prevention
    2. Public Fire Education

 

SYSTEMS SAFETY MANAGEMENT

TOPICS

  • The Safety and Health Manager
  • Development of the Safety and Health Function
  • Concepts of Hazard Avoidance
  • Impact of Federal Regulation
  • Information Systems
  • Process Safety and Disaster Preparedness
  • Buildings and Facilities
  • Ergonomics
  • Health and Toxic Substances
  • Environmental Control and Noise
  • Flammable and Explosive Materials
  • Personal Protection and First Aid
  • Fire Protection
  • Materials Handling and Storage
  • Machine Guarding
  • Welding
  • Electrical Hazards

 

SCHEME MANAGEMENT

TOPICS
TBA

 

INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE

TOPICS

  • History and Development
  • Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology (lungs, skin, ears, and eyes)
    1. Recognition of Hazards
    2. Industrial Toxicology
    3. Gases, Vapors, and Solvents
    4. Particulates
    5. Industrial Noise
    6. Ionizing Radiation
    7. Non-ionizing Radiation
    8. Thermal Stress
    9. Ergonomics
    10. Biological Hazards
  • Evaluation of Hazards
  • Control of Hazards
  • Occupational Health and Safety Programs
  • Government Regulations and their Impact

 

INDUSTRIAL LOSS PREVENTION

TOPICS

  • Accidents Caused by Human Error
  • Labeling
  • Storage Tanks
  • Stacks
  • Leaks
  • Liquefied Flammable Gases (major and minor leaks)
  • Pipe and Vessel Failures
  • Other Equipment
    1. Centrifuges
    2. Pumps
    3. Air coolers
    4. Relief valves
    5. Heat exchangers
    6. Cooling towers Furnaces
  • Entry to Vessels
  • Hazards of Common Materials
  • Tank Trucks and Cars
  • Testing of Trips and Other Protective Systems
  • Static Electricity
  • Materials of Construction
  • Operating Methods

 

NATIONAL FIRE ALARM CODES

TOPICS

  • Introduction to the National Fire Alarm Code
  • Power supplies and signaling fundamentals
  • Circuit monitoring and documentation
  • Initiating devices
  • Protected premises
  • Notification Appliance
  • Supervising Stations
  • Public fire alarm reporting systems
  • Fire alarm system installation
  • Fire alarm system inspection and testing
  • Fire alarm system maintenance
  • Performance based signaling designs
  • Public Fire Service Communication Systems
  • Alarm signaling alternate approaches

 

FIRE PPROTECTION IN POWER PLANTS

TOPICS
TBA

 

FIRE PROTECTION LAW

TOPICS

  • Introduction
  • Types and Sources of Laws
  • Courts and Court Systems
  • Administrative Systems
  • Criminal Laws
  • Criminal Procedures
  • Civil Liability Issues
  • Negligence
  • Immunity from Liability
  • Contract Law
  • Public Accountability Laws
  • Case Studies

 

FIRE ALARM SIGNALING SYSTEMS

TOPICS

  • The History of Fire Alarm Systems
  • Establishing Fire Protection Goals and Understanding Fire Signatures
  • Fire Alarm Systems Overview
  • Fire Alarm System Components and Circuits
  • Signal Initiation
  • Signal Transmission Methods and Processing
  • Fire Alarm Notification
  • Fire Alarm System Installation
  • Fundamentals of Fire Detection System Design
  • Engineering Documents
  • Approvals and Acceptance
  • Fire Alarm System Testing
  • Public Fire Service Communication Systems
  • Code Requirements
  • Basic Fire Alarm Plans Review
  • Cost Analysis
  • Fire Warning Systems for Dwellings

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