Industrial and Management Systems Engineering

Required Courses Goals and Objectives

SAFM 501 - Safety Management Integration

Program Goal: To assure that the safety function is integrated (distributed) across the functional entities of the whole organization.

Course Objectives: At the completion of the course, the successful student will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals by which and through which safety in integrated in a given organization.

  1. Describe the safety mission of any organization
    Assessment: exam
  2. Describe the historical development of modern safety management
    Assessment: discussion, portfolio, exam
  3. Name and describe typical roles of personnel involved in safety management
    Assessment: Spreadsheet, evaluation of video, exam
  4. Describe the basis of major management theories which have influenced the practice of safety management
    Assessment: discussions, exam, portfolio
  5. Describe safety-performance drivers in the various roles in a typical organization
    Assessment: exam
  6. Describe models of accountability in safety management which can be used to integrate the function, including SMBO, TQM and behavior-based safety systems
    Assessment: exercises, exam
  7. Identify measures of safety performance which can be used to evaluate the performance of persons involved in the various safety-functional roles
    Assessment: exercises, exam, portfolio
  8. Describe current examples of safety management and variants in industry today
    Assessment: homework, exam

SAFM 502 Controlling Environmental and Personnel Hazards

Program Goal: Students to develop understanding of the predominating hazards associated with objects, facilities, equipment and work practices in the work environment and of appropriate control procedures and devices to be considered - to control these hazards

Student Learning Objectives for Course and Assessment Techniques

Students are expected to develop competencies that enable them to:

  1. Be able to select appropriate engineering approaches that are available to supplement and enhance the effectiveness of behavior-based safety
    Assessment: Exams; exercise
  2. Demonstrate competency with a few key management techniques of use to a safety program, to include accident investigations, planned inspections, job safety analysis, performance criteria, job descriptions and fault tree analysis
    Assessment: Exams; exercise problems; volunteer oral reports
  3. Be able to select appropriate precautions to take in situations involving elevated work, hazards of unusual pressures, explosion hazards and electrical safety
    Assessment: Exams; field trip, inspection projects; evaluation form
  4. Demonstrate the ability to create a material safety data sheet, based on chemical data information sources.
    Assessment: Class exercise
  5. Use management and engineering tools to assist in decisions for the need for mechanical material handling devices at work
    Assessment: In class and homework problems
  6. Observe means by which machine guarding can be effective, arising from class and a field trip to a local factory
    Assessment: Field trip evaluation form
  7. Exhibit proficiency in locating relevant topics on the web, and summarizing and evaluating for presentation
    Assessment: Assignment and oral presentation
  8. Be able to identify the key elements of a product liability program, and the key parties involved, namely suppliers, manufacturers, transporters and disposers, at end of product life.
    Assessment: Exams; team project, oral presentation and paper
  9. Participate actively in preparing a technical team safety project, both as a formal written team report and as a technical team presentation to class, analyzing a safety scenario and developing a program, or adjustment of a program, to correct the problem and prevent recurrences, OR a similar team project developing and persuasively "selling" a plan and program to persons in control for authorization and funding for waste management, storm water, pollution prevention, product stewardship, or risk assessment and management.
    Assessment: Oral presentation and paper; team function evaluation form

SAFM 505 - Safety Legislation and Compliance

Course Goal: To provide a comprehensive study and analysis of federal and state regulations that mandates compliance with certain safety conditions and practices related to work performed in occupational and comparable settings.

Student Learning Objectives for Course and Assessment Techniques:

  1. Identify and describe the nature and scope of agencies that enforce safety and health legislation and related compliance operations.
    Assessment: Compliance Manuals, Role-playing, Presentations and Exams
  2. Develop a familiarization with the intricate procedures of the standards development process and the parties, steps, and procedures involved with the development process of standards and variances.
    Assessment: Compliance Manuals, Presentations and Exams
  3. Identify the criteria that establish coverage under the record-keeping requirements set forth by state and federal agencies.
    Assessment: Compliance Manuals, Presentations and Exams
  4. Develop a thorough understanding of training requirements that will achieve voluntary compliance and reduce risk to employees.
    Assessment: Compliance Manuals, Class Exercises, Presentations and Exams
  5. Discuss the historical evolution of liability and identify employers' and employees' responsibilities for liability.
    Assessment: Compliance Manuals, Class Exercises, Presentations and Exams

SAFM 528 - Economic Aspects of Safety

Program Goal:

SAFM 534 - Managing Fire Safety

Course Goal: To assure upon completion of the Course, the student will be able to analyze a comprehensive fire service program usually provided under safety management jurisdiction with special attention to legal bases, organizational structure, services rendered, training needs and management techniques.

Course Objectives:

  1. To be able to conduct the management of a fire prevention and abatement program.
  2. To describe legal bases for establishing fire service operations (NFPA & BOCA).
  3. To evaluate effectiveness of fire prevention, detection, control and emergency systems.
  4. To recommend qualifications, training and education of personnel in planning and use of fire service systems.
  5. To describe hazard communications and hazardous materials.
  6. To describe components of fire service communications and dispatching.

Assessments to Course Objectives:

  1. Analyze standards for fire prevention and protection thru the Fire Protection Handbook.
  2. Presentations based on knowledge of the legal bases, techniques, and established techniques by NFPA and BOCA.
  3. Analyze information gathered from literature searches on effective planning as the key to fire prevention. Mid-term Examination.
  4. Class discussion on the most recent NFPA 1081 Standard for Industrial Fire Brigade Members. Fire truck demonstration.
  5. Class presentations and the development of a fire manual by students for a school, industrial plant, hospital hotel, or a university building.
  6. Analysis of case studies presented in the team approach. Final examination.
  7. Experiment on flame propagation.
  8. Reports on group projects.

SAFM 550 Loss Control and Recovery

Course Objectives: Student will be able to demonstrate his/her knowledge of loss control procedures that include both identifying problem areas and correcting those problems.

Specifically students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of established techniques and approaches to loss control that result in economic savings.
    Assessment: Quizzes and Exams
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of behavioral approaches to safety.
    Assessment: Class Discussions, Safety Sampling Project, Quiz, Exams
  3. Analyze information gathered from injury data collection and accident investigations to identify areas and situations with a high potential and probability of loss.
    Assessment: Data Analysis Project
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of behavioral (safety) sampling, including critical behavior incidents, observations, and analysis of observational data to identify specific problem areas that could lead to potential loss.
    Assessment: Safety Sampling Project
  5. Describe or employ communication techniques and motivation skills to encourage employees, managers and supervisors to avoid losses.
    Assessment: Class Presentation, Presentation Evaluations, Quiz, Final
  6. Describe maintenance management procedures that will reduce loss.
    Assessment: Quiz and/or Final Exam
  7. Specify how insurance and workers compensation can be used to avoid loss and recover resources.
    Assessment: Class Exercise, Quiz and/or Final Exam
  8. Explain the procedures that can be used to identify ergonomic hazards and the procedures and resources available to control those hazards.
    Assessment: Class Discussion, Quiz and/or Final Exam
  9. Use a spreadsheet to analyze accident data.
    Assessment: Data Analysis Project

SAFM 552 - Safety and Health Training

Program Goal: To assure that safety and health-related human performance discrepancies and training needs are identified and appropriate techniques are employed to improve the safety and health knowledge, skills and performance of the workforce.

Course Objectives: Student will be able to demonstrate his/her knowledge of appropriate safety and health training procedures including: assessing needs, performance evaluation, behavioral observations, writing training objectives, using evaluation techniques, and analyzing costs and benefits. Applications of these skills will be demonstrated in classroom activities, tests, and student projects. Specifically students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of established techniques and approaches to safety and health training that lead to improved safety and health performance.
    Assessment: Class discussion, Quizzes, Exams
  2. Describe the steps in developing a safety or health-training program.
    Assessment: Quiz, Exams
  3. Conduct a safety-oriented needs assessment.
    Assessment: Training Manual, Quiz, Exam
  4. Determine if safety and health needs are correctable by training or if they should be corrected by administrative or engineering changes (Performance Analysis).
    Assessment: Class exercises, Quiz, Exam
  5. Insure the development of effective performance-based training objectives (PBOs).
    Assessment: Class exercises, Quiz, Exam, Training Manual
  6. Insure the development of appropriate criterion referenced tests (CRTs).
    Assessment: Class exercises, Quiz, Exam, Training Manual
  7. Demonstrate skills necessary to develop and conduct an effective training session, seminar or toolbox talk.
    Assessment: 3-min presentation, mini-training session
  8. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate others' training development and presentation efforts.
    Assessment: feedback on 3-min presentation and mini-training sessions
  9. Plan an evaluation procedure that measures the effectiveness of the training program.
    Assessment: Training manual
  10. Plan and perform a cost benefit analysis of training.
    Assessment: Training manual, class exercise, exam

SAFM 640 - Instrumentation for Safety Managers

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