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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.
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:
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