2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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OSH 100 Intro to Occupational Safety and Health (5 credits)



Course Description
Overview of occupational safety and health, including introduction to regulatory agencies, financial and human impact of occupational injuries/illnesses, and workers compensation. Covers basic safety terminology and how to access safety information and resources. Focuses on the role of responsibility of the Safety and Health employee.

Student Outcomes
1. Locate and compare different sources of safety information and resources in order to determine the types of information each offers to the occupational safety and health specialist. (Add to OSH Resource Book)
2. Determine the chain(s) of responsibility and enforcement in the OSH regulatory agencies in the state of Washington. (Add to OSH Resource Book)
3. Identify how the implementation of safety and risk management policies and practices has impacted the number and severity of workers’ compensation claims over time.
4. Recognize and compile resources of key terms and concepts in order to have a useful reference for the work place. (Add to OSH Resource Book)
5. Compare and contrast the costs (financial and human) of different occupational injuries and illnesses in order to identify the impact on the employee(s), the employees’ family and community, and the employer.
6. Locate the most pertinent sources and resources central to the field of occupational health and safety in the state of Washington. (Annotated bibliography; OSH Resource Book)



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