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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6345
Tracking Number - 2889

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-10-23
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to GC 8/29/12. For Health Safety & Env. Conc of the MPH/PH program. To Usf Sys 8/31/12; to SCNS 9/14/12. Approved eff 11/1/12 as 6345 (subm as 6874)

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2012-07-02
  2. Department: Environmental and Occupational Health
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: USF01-HSC-640200-10000-PUB001-0000000.
  5. Contact Person: Dr. Steve Mlynarek
  6. Phone: 8139746628
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6345
  10. Full Title: HSE Management & Administration
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: Y
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): HSE Mgmt & Administration
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites:
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: A study of techniques and administrative practices which are instrumental in the initiation and maintenance of programs and procedures that are geared to prevent and reduce work related injuries, illnesses, and discomfort.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Offered as enrichment course (not part of program/concentration/certificate)
  26. 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? Offer this course in an online version to make it available to a wider group of students and encourage an increase in program enrollment.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)
  29. Objectives: This course presents:

    1. The components of workplace management systems and their interrelationship.

    2. The existing standards and practices, such as ANSI Z-10, for implementing workplace management systems.

    3. Current best practices for prevention of workplace injuries and deaths.

    4. Methods to insure successful day to day operation of workplace health and safety management systems.

    5. The fundamentals of risk and risk communication regarding the workplace

    6. The roles of occupational psychology and ethics in workplace safety management systems.

    7. Methods of quantifying the success of workplace safety management systems on human health and company operations.

  30. Learning Outcomes: 1. Be able to identify how each aspect of developing safety and health programs works as an integral part of the entire effort.

    2. Understand the role of the ANSI Z-10 standard and its applicability in a work-place environment.

    3. Learn how to integrate best practices for the prevention of serious injuries in your workplace.

    4. Understand the steps involved to implementing a successful safety management system.

    5. Be able to identify the essential components of communicating about risks during a crisis, and understand the role of environmental safety & health professionals.

    6. Learn how the topics of occupational psychology and ethics are integrated into a successful safety management system.

    7. Be able to compare the strategies and methods used to evaluate human health

  31. Major Topics: 1. Quality Management/Malcolm Baldridge

    2. ISO 9000 and 14000

    3. OSHA Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)

    4. Value Strategy

    5. ANSI Z-10 Sections

    6. Risk Communication

    7. Occupational Health Psychology

    8. Ethics

  32. Textbooks: Manuele, Fred A. (2008). Advanced Safety Management. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: • You must read and understand this entire syllabus for this course. You are responsible for complying with all requirements of the course.

    • The reminders we post concerning due dates and group activities are done only as a courtesy. It is your responsibility to be aware of due dates. You are responsible for complying with all requirements of the course.

    • We happily will clarify any issues concerning the syllabus and schedule when asked.

    • There are no makeup quizzes or due dates. Should you have any concerns with the course and schedule, you must inform us by the end of the second week of class.

    • As a graduate student, a high level of professionalism and maturity is expected of you in all aspects of this course. We expect that you will communicate in this fashion with us and your peers. All personal issues, including issues regarding grades, should be directed to the instructors or the TA, not to the Discussion Board or other public forum.

    • We rely on you to perform in accordance with the highest academic standards. All work should be submitted in compliance with specific instructions provided, as well as APA guidelines. Your written work should be properly presented, and all references should come from a peer-reviewed journal or a creditable source, not from entities such as Wikipedia.

    • We have a strong policy regarding plagiarism. All written work is sent through “SafeAssign,” which sends its report to us. Any instance of plagiarism may result in a grade of “FF.”

    • All your work must be submitted on time; no late work will be accepted.

    • All your work must be submitted through the course Blackboard site, not emailed or otherwise sent to the instructors or TA.

    The final grade for the course is based upon total percentage scores of class participation (10%), a group accident investigation report (30%), a group OHS system development project (30%), and individual quizzes/reports (30%). Totals will be rounded to the ones place in determining final grade assignment.

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: 1. Class Participation:

    Students are expected to complete all assigned readings and other preparation activities prior to class and be fully engaged in class activities. This may include actively posting in discussion forums or responding to weekly questions.

    2. Presentation Development and Execution:

    Students should contribute fully to group development and execution of all class presentations.

    3. Final Presentation Materials:

    Students should contribute fully to the preparation of final materials.

    4. Final Project

    Students should display a graduate-caliber presentation worth sharing with others.

    5. Quizzes, Essays, and other concept-testing assignments

  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: All your work must be submitted on time; no late work will be accepted.

    Disruption of the academic process and violations of the policies regarding academic integrity will not be tolerated. Review USF policies on Disruption of the Academic Process and the Academic Integrity of Students at:

  38. Program This Course Supports: Elective
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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