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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EIN6460

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2008-05-05
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1600 2008-02-28
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    IMSE EN 210300
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Dr. Paul McCright 42709 mccright@eng.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EIN 6460 Construction Safety Engineering

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Construction Safety Engr
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    -

    Prerequisites

    Consent of Instructor

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    Course based on OSHA course 510; covers applicable standards to industry's most common violations; examples of accidents resulting from ignoring standards; documented incidents are researched. Completion of course includes receipt of 30-hour OSHA Card.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    The course material provides a strong foundation to students who plan careers related to construction projects of commercial, residential and government industries. Most students are enrolled in the college of engineering, architecture and public health.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    With a new Graduate Certificate in Construction Management, enrollment in this course will surely increase. This curse will be an elective for many Engineering majors.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes; It has been taught several times over the last 5 years. The current enrollment is about 40 pupils.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    In addition to academic qualifications prescribed by USF, all instructors participating in this course must be certified by the OTI at USF for teaching the course.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. To develop a good understanding of the principles of construction safety.

    2. To develop a good understanding of the general content of OSHA construction standards

    3. To acquire competency in applying OSHA standards to the construction industry.

    4. To learn to identify existing or potential hazards on a construction site and to develop a n effective approach to elimination them or reducing the attendant risks.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Completion of this course will enable the student to:

    Have a working knowledge of OSHA standards for the construction industry.

    Inspect construction sites for potential violations of the applicable standards.

    Identify and select appropriate site safety material, devices and equipment.

    Identify and select appropriate personal protective equipment for workers on site.

    Develop and implement construction site-specific safety rules, programs and training.

    C. Major Topics

    General Safety and Health Provisions

    Recordkeeping

    Stairways and Ladders

    Personal Protective Equipment

    Signs, Signals, and Barricades

    Materiasl Handling

    Occupational Health and Environmental Controls.

    Wedling and Cutting

    Permit-Required confined spaces

    Concrete and Masonry

    Hand and power tools

    Steel erection

    Fire protection

    Scaffolds

    Electrical

    Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors

    Excavations

    D. Textbooks

    · A Hardcopy or CD-Rom of the latest edition of “29 CFR 1926 OSHA Construction Industry Regulations” as published by OSHA or a third party such as Mangan Communications, Inc. at http://www.mancomm.com, obtainable from the OTI at USF.

    · Selected documents from the OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov

    · Streaming video files by the instructors on APEX.

    · OTI OSHA Construction Industry Training Manual, obtainable from the OTI at USF.

    · To augment the materials, some PowerPoint files for modules may be posted on Blackboard under Course Documents.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports


  5. Course Concurrence Information



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