PUBS102 Hazardous Materials Management and Environmental Protection

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Social & Behavioral Science Department Archive

I. Course Number and Title
PUBS102 Hazardous Materials Management and Environmental Protection Course No Longer Offered
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course will provide an overview of the Occupational Safety and Health Administrations/HAZWOPER and Hazard Communication Standards and the Environmental Protection Agency�s Regulations governing hazardous materials. The course will examine the administrative roles at a hazardous materials incident as they relate to personnel management, decision-making, and hazardous materials.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    The student will be able to:
    1. describe the steps necessary to identify the various types of hazardous atmospheres associated with chemical exposures;
    2. describe the steps necessary to select the personal protective equipment necessary to control and overcome the hazards associated with chemical emergencies;
    3. identify and implement the steps used to perform atmospheric testing in an environment involved with a hazardous material exposure;
    4. identify and describe the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards for hazardous waste operations and emergency response;
    5. describe SARA Title III and other governmental regulations relating to hazardous materials; and
    6. identify and implement the process to managing a hazardous materials incident.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Introduction, Course Objectives, Expectations
    2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration Standards
    3. SARA Title III and Environmental Protection Agency Regulations
    4. Developing the LEPC
    5. Health and Safety, Toxicology
    6. Incident Management System
    7. Site Management and Control
    8. Hazard and Risk Evaluation
    9. Personal Protective Clothing, Instrumentation, and Related Equipment
    10. Decontamination
    11. Terminating the Incident
    12. Integrated Exercises, Problem Solving

  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals: � Not applicable
  4. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  5. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

      Textbook(s) approved by the Department

      OSHA Internet Site

      See Course Format
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
The instructor uses lecture, power point, video, and selected handouts for the class presentations. Guest lecturers will provide alternate learning points and a field perspective for students.

Review/Approval Date - 6/06; Archived 11/12