Industrial Input for Safety and Health Curriculum.
NIOSH 1982 Feb:247-250
The importance of loss control professionals participating in the construction, implementation, and administration of academic curricula designed to prepare students for employment in occupational safety and health was reviewed. The author noted that advisory committees from the industrial sector are needed due to the growth of programs in occupational safety and health and the lack of such input in the past. Selection factors and functions for advisory committees were discussed. The need to use persons representative of potential employers and industries in the immediate geographic area was emphasized. Advantages of soliciting input from outside sources and benefits of the interaction between program instructors and industry personnel were discussed in terms of program improvement, technical and philosophical requirements, goals, and enhanced communication and perspective as well as the recruitment of personnel on both sides. Student needs and those of occupational safety personnel were also a consideration with regard to specific courses and extended studies. The author concluded that better communication between the occupational and academic communities would result in a better supply of qualified individuals seeking employment in the safety and occupational health fields and would also result in less training and retraining efforts on the part of the employer to fit the individual to the job.
Industrial-safety-programs; Regulations; Workplace-studies; Worker-health; Industrial-safety; Safety-education; Safety-research; Human-factors-engineering;
Symposium on Occupational Safety Research and Education: A Dialogue Between Two Communities, Division of Safety Research and Division of Training and Manpower Development, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 82-103