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CO 215 Construction Safety and Health
Clark, Robert D.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

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CourseCO 215 Construction Safety and Health
SemesterF2OO2005
FacultyClark, Robert D.
TitleAdjunct Faculty
Degrees/CertificatesBS & MS Geological Engineering
Office Location199 East 4th Street,Tech Park, Building 2, Suite C, Fort Leonard Wood
Office HoursAfter class or by appointment
Daytime Phone(573) 596-0131 ext. 3-5912
Other PhoneHome: (573) 368-3793
E-MailRobert.Clark03@pirate.park.edu
Semester Dates24 October - 18 December 2005
Class Days--W----
Class Time5:00 - 10:20 PM
PerquisitesNone
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Moran, M. (2003). Construction Safety Handbook, Second Edition.  Rockville, MD: Government Institutes, Inc. ISBN:0-86587-813-7

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Additional Resources:
Additional material will be provided by the instructor.


Course Description:
Orientation and enforcement of the constriction trades sub-parts of the  Occupational Safety and Health Act.  The student will develop knowledge in record-keeping requirements and the recognition, avoidance, and prevention  of safety hazards within construction trades.  3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of learner centered study based on lectures, readings, group sessions, examinations and final project.  The instructor uses slide show presentations, videos, writings, and student dialogue to provide numerous opportunities for learning.

Learning Outcomes:

Students will learn the role and leadership requirements of management.  They will develop an understanding for the basic psychological aspects related to safety and the nature of unsafe behavior.  Students will gain knowledge of the Occupational Safety and Health Act resonsibilities and implementation to include employee and employer rights, citations, penalties, record keeping and accident reporting.  Students will also develop the ability to research, interpret and apply constructin safety standards.

Course Assessment:
Examinations
Weekly Homework Assignments
Class Participation
Safety Plan

Grading:
Class Paticipation - 20 points each session for a total of 160 points
Homework - 40 points each for a total of 320 points
Examinations - 150 points each for a total of 300 points
Company Description for Cosntruction Safety Plan - 50 points
Outline for Construction Safety Plan - 50 points
Construction Safety Plan - 120 points

Final Grade Break Down
A = 92% - 100%
B = 84% - 91%
C = 76% - 83%
D = 68% - 75%
F = Below 68% (or 3 un-excused absences)

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Homework submitted late (excused absencess will be provided additional time upon request) will have 5% of the final score deducted from it.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Participation in lecture and group exercises in expected and graded.  Students must attend each class meeting and be on time.  Classes missed for legitimate reasons (TDY, illness) will be excused but, students must request the make-up work for missed assignments and tests.  The student must contact the instructor prior to missing a class by phone or e-mail. As an alternate steudents may contact the FLW Park University Office.  If the office is closed, please leave a detailed message on the answering machine.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Week 1 / 26 Oct / All About OSHA / Read Chapters 1-2 prior to first class.  Homework question sheets will be provided for each class.

Week 2 / 02 Nov / Construction Safety / Read Chapters 3-4.  Turn in homework question sheets for chapters 1-4.

Week 3 / 09 Nov / Hazard Communication / Read Chapters 5-7.  Turn in homework question sheets for chapters 5-7.  Turn in description of company to be used in safety plan.

Week 4 / 16 Nov / Psychology of Safety / Read Chapters 8-10.  Turn in homework question sheets for 8-10.  Examination over chapters 1-10 and class sessions 1-4.

Week 5 / 23 Nov / Excavation Hazards / Read Chapters 11-12.  Turn in homework question sheets for chapters 11-12.  Turn in outline of safety plan.

Week 6 / 30 Nov / Confined Space Hazards / 12 Jul / Read Chapters 13-15.  Turn in homework question sheets for chapters 13-15.

Week 7 / 07 Dec / Asbestos Hazard Control / Read Chapters 16-17.  Turn in homework question sheets for chapters 16-17.  Turn in completed safety plan.

Week 8 / 14 Dec / Preparing for OSHA / Read Chapters 18-19.  Turn in homework question sheets for chapters 18-19.  Final examination covering chapters 11-19 and class sessions 5-8.

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page:
http://www.park.edu/disability
 
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