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Course Description A comprehensive study of the essential components needed in developing an effective safety management system. Examines the cultural aspects of integrating total safety management into all levels of an operation.
Course Textbook Manuele, F. A. (2014). Advanced safety management: Focusing on Z10 and serious injury prevention (2nd ed.). Hoboken,
Course Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Develop effective safety management policy statements, goals, and objectives. 2. Evaluate the impact that the role of accountability has on performance management in in safety management
programs. 3. Analyze the importance of clarity in the assignment of safety related responsibilities in safety management
programs. 4. Examine the components of an effective hazard prevention and control system. 5. Apply risk management principles to reduce the impact of workplace hazards. 6. Relate continuous improvement principles to safety management concepts. 7. Examine management tools necessary to implement effective safety management systems.
Credits Upon completion of this course, the students will earn three (3) hours of college credit.
1. Study Guide: Each unit contains a Study Guide that provides students with the learning outcomes, unit lesson, required reading assignments, and supplemental resources.
2. Learning Outcomes: Each unit contains Learning Outcomes that specify the measurable skills and knowledge students should gain upon completion of the unit.
3. Unit Lesson: Each unit contains a Unit Lesson, which discusses lesson material. 4. Reading Assignments: Each unit contains Reading Assignments from one or more chapters from the textbook
and/or outside resources. 5. Suggested Reading: Suggested Readings are listed in each unit’s study guide. Students are encouraged to read
the resources listed if the opportunity arises, but they will not be tested on their knowledge of the Suggested Readings.
6. Learning Activities (Non-Graded): These non-graded Learning Activities are provided to aid students in their course of study.
7. Discussion Boards: Discussion Boards are part of all CSU term courses. More information and specifications can be found in the Student Resources link listed in the Course Menu bar.
8. Unit Assessments: This course contains six Unit Assessments, one to be completed at the end of Units I-III and V-VII. Assessments are composed of written response questions.
9. Unit Assignments: Students are required to submit for grading Unit Assignments in Units IV, V, and VIII. Specific information and instructions regarding these assignments are provided below. Grading rubrics are included with each assignment. Specific information about accessing these rubrics is provided below.
BOS 3651, Total Environmental Health and Safety Management Course Syllabus
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10. Ask the Professor: This communication forum provides you with an opportunity to ask your professor general or course content related questions.
11. Student Break Room: This communication forum allows for casual conversation with your classmates.
CSU Online Library The CSU Online Library is available to support your courses and programs. The online library includes databases, journals, e-books, and research guides. These resources are always accessible and can be reached through the library webpage. To access the library, log into the myCSU Student Portal, and click on “CSU Online Library.” You can also access the CSU Online Library from the “My Library” button on the course menu for each course in Blackboard. The CSU Online Library offers several reference services. E-mail (email@example.com) and telephone (1.877.268.8046) assistance is available Monday – Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm and Friday from 8 am to 3 pm. The library’s chat reference service, Ask a Librarian, is available 24/7; look for the chat box on the online library page. Librarians can help you develop your research plan or assist you in finding relevant, appropriate, and timely information. Reference requests can include customized keyword search strategies, links to articles, database help, and other services
Unit Assignments Unit IV Project Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment Project Be sure to read all of the instructions. There are two documents to be prepared and submitted.
1. Following steps 1-11 of the Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment Guide in the course textbook (pp. 171-174), develop a risk assessment for a serious workplace hazard with which you are familiar, or use Addendum D to Chapter 11 (pp. 202-206) to help you select a hazard. Evaluate the hazard and its associated risks, and then complete the Hazard Analysis and Risk Analysis Project form (click here to access this form). To complete the Initial Risk Assessment and Post Control Risk Assessment sections, use the following codes based on the Risk Assessment Matrix in Table 11.10 (p.180) of the textbook:
SEVERITY: 1 – Catastrophic 2 – Critical 3 – Marginal 4 – Negligible PROBABILITY (Likelihood of Occurrence): A – Frequent B – Probable C – Occasional D – Remote E – Improbable RISK CODE: H – High S – Serious M – Medium L – Low All sections of the form must be completed. Note that the “Post Control Risk Assessment Measures” section reflects the risk assessment AFTER applying the additional control measures.
2. In a separate document of at least 500 words, explain the reasoning behind how you filled out each section of the
form. Use references as needed to support the discussion.
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Upload both the completed form and the discussion document. Be sure that the discussion document is in APA format with a title page and a reference page. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. Unit V Article Review Search the CSU Online Library and locate an article related to hazard identification and control. The Business Source Complete, Academic Search Complete, and Academic OneFile databases are good places to start your search. Try using a variety of search terms (e.g., hazard identification, hazard control, hazard prevention, industrial hazards, occupational hazards, controlling hazards). Search terms can also be derived from the information in Chapter 14 of the course textbook. The selected article must be from a professional or academic journal, at least two pages in length, and published within the last five years. Be sure that the article is specific to occupational safety and health as some search terms may result in articles related to the finance and insurance industries. Write a review that includes the following components:
a brief introduction to the article,
a summary and analysis of the key points in the article,
a discussion on how the article supports or contradicts the concepts as presented in the textbook, and
a summary of the article’s conclusions and your own opinions. The assignment must be in APA format and at least two pages in length (not including title and reference pages). Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. Unit VIII Course Project
1. Conduct an audit of the following safety management system elements at your organization, or an organization with which you are familiar and have access to the required information:
SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ELEMENTS
ANSI/AIHA Z10 SECTIONS
COURSE TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS
1. Occupational Health and Safety Management System
2. Occupational Health and Safety Policy
3. Responsibility and Authority 3.1.3 8
4. Employee Participation 3.2 8
5. Review Process, Assessment, and Prioritization
4.1, 4.2 9
6. Risk Assessment 5.1.1 11
7. Hierarchy of Controls 5.1.2 14
8. Design Review 5.1.3 15
9. Management of Change 5.1.3 19
10. Procurement 5.1.4 20
11. Monitoring and Measurement 6.1 21
12. Incident Investigation 6.2 22
13. Audits 6.3 23
14. Corrective and Preventive Actions
15. Feedback to the Planning Process
16. Management Review 7.1, 7.2 24
Below you will find some suggested sources for the objective evidence to support your evaluation:
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Documents: Organizational safety manuals and instructions, safe operating procedures, and job hazard analyses
Records: E-mails or letters from management to employees, safety meeting minutes, mishap logs, audit reports, OSHA citations, inspection reports, risk assessments, and training records.
Interviews: Management personnel, supervisors, and employees
Observation: Walk through some workplaces to observe conditions for yourself.
2. For each management system element, discuss the objective evidence you found (or were unable to find). Evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s implementation of each element against available reference sources and best practice information. Use the following five-tier evaluation scheme to rate each element:
World Class: OHS performance
Strong: Conforming/complete, may have minor gaps with action plans
Moderate: Scattered non-conformances need to be addressed, positive trends/major elements in place
Significant Non-Conformances Exist: Still needs focus
Major Effort Required: Major or systemic non-conformances exist
Appropriate references include the course textbook, textbooks from other college-level courses, ANSI/AIHA Z10- 2012, other published consensus standards (ANSI, ASSE, AIHA, ISO, NFPA, etc.), OSHA standards and voluntary guidelines, and articles published in professional journals. Blogs, Wikipedia, About.com, Ask.com and other unmonitored Internet resources are not considered scholarly references and should not be used. Please contact your professor if you have any questions about the appropriateness of a reference source.
3. If an element is found to be less than World Class, provide recommendations for improvement. Be sure to use
appropriate scholarly reference sources to support your recommendations.
4. Conclude the audit report with a summary of the overall status of the organization’s safety management system. The Course Project must be a minimum of seven pages and a maximum of 10 pages in length, not including the title, abstract, and reference pages. A minimum of five professional references sources must be used. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.
APA Guidelines The application of the APA writing style shall be practical, functional, and appropriate to each academic level, with the primary purpose being the documentation (citation) of sources. CSU requires that students use APA style for certain papers and projects. Students should always carefully read and follow assignment directions and review the associated grading rubric when available. Students can find CSU’s Citation Guide in the myCSU Student Portal by clicking on the “Citation Resources” link in the “Learning Resources” area. This document includes examples and sample papers and provides information on how to contact the CSU Success Center.
Blackboard Grading Rubrics Assignment Rubrics One or more assignments in this course utilizes a Blackboard Grading Rubric. A rubric is a tool that lists evaluation criteria and can help you organize your efforts to meet the requirements of an assignment. Your professor will use the Blackboard Grading Rubric to assign points and provide feedback for the assignment. You are encouraged to view the assignment rubric before submitting your work. This will allow you to review the evaluation criteria as you prepare your assignments. You may access the rubric in “My Grades” through the “Tools” button in your course menu. Click the “View Rubric” link to see the evaluation criteria for the assignment. Upon receiving your assignment grade, you may view your grade breakdown and feedback in the rubric.