Industrial Safety

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Course Description:
This course covers the knowledge and skills needed to create and maintain a safe and productive work environment as defined by OSHA regulations that are applicable to advanced manufacturing facilities. Handling and disposal of hazardous materials, MSDS, NIOSH, EPA, and other regulatory agencies will also be emphasized. This course is one of six courses required for national MSSC-CPT certification.


Course Details


Nikki Bethea



Required textbooks/ course materials:

Goetsch, David L., Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers and Managers, 8th edition, Pearson Publishing.  ISBN: 9780133484175 or

eText: ISBN: 9780133484236


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

This course is a study of job related safety. Topics include occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) compliance, safety standards, and code enforcement.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Understand the meaning and application of OSHA standards

Conduct safety inspections

Understand Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) information

Properly utilize and instruct others in the use of personal protective equipment

Understand fire safety and emergency response

Utilize tools and equipment safely

Properly utilize safety lockout and tag-out procedures

Understand workplace ergonomics

Deal with situations involving blood-borne pathogens

Safely handle and arrange for the disposal of hazardous materials

Demonstrate an understanding of industrial processes and material properties. 

Demonstrate ability to generate and interpret computer-aided drawings (CAD). 

Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of electronics and electricity. 

Demonstrate an understanding of industrial safety, health, and environmental requirements. 

Demonstrate proficiency in the use of quality assurance methods and quality control concepts.

Demonstrate proficiency in using tools, instruments, and testing devices. 

Demonstrate math skills appropriate for employees in an engineering work environment. 

Demonstrate basic troubleshooting skills appropriate for employees in an engineering work environment.

Quizzes, Test, Skills Demonstration. Skills Check-Off



Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Assessments are determined by measuring the ability of each student to retain the learning outcomes and objectives of the course.

  1. Learning modules for course theory delivered online
  2. Hands-on competency-based labs
  3. Assessments


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