2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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FSLM 274 Safety and Health (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled General Elective
Prerequisite none.

Course Description
This course introduces the basic concepts of occupational health and safety as it relates to emergency service organizations. Topics include risk and hazard evaluation and control procedures for emergency service organizations.

Student Outcomes
1. Describe the history of occupational health and safety.
2. Identify occupational health and safety programs for industry and emergency services today.
3. Compare the difference between standards and regulations.
4. Describe the components of risk identification, risk evaluation, and incident management.
5. Describe the relevance for safety in the work place, including the importance of PPE.
6. Apply the knowledge of an effective safety plan to pre-incident planning, response, and training activities.
7. Explain the components of an accountability system in emergency service operations.
8. Discuss the need for, and the process used for, post-incident analysis.
9. Describe the components and value of critical incident management programs.
10. Describe the responsibilities of individual responders, supervisors, Safety Officers, and Incident Commanders, safety program managers, safety committees, and fire department managers as they relate to health and safety programs.
11. Describe the components of a wellness/fitness plan.
12. Analyze the major causes involved in line-of-duty firefighter deaths related to health, wellness, fitness, and vehicle operations.

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