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Development of Occupational Safety and Health Technology.

Authors
Allen-RW
Source
Ferris State College, Big Rapids, Michigan, Terminal Progress Report :7 pages
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
00181260
Abstract
An occupational safety and health technology curriculum program developed at Ferris State College, Big Rapids, Michigan was described. An advisory committee was established to assist in program development and operation. The committee was made up of safety and health professionals from the various representative loss control agencies. Matters of course content, equipment selection and other problems related to the construction and operation of the program have been dealt with through this committee. Courses were designed to meet the requirements for associates and bachelors degrees. Recruitment of students for these degree programs was a major effort as occupational safety has not received the occupational push that high school and career counselors give to other professional occupations. The first graduates in the associates program did not have an easy time obtaining employment in the field. That has changed as more and more the public and employers are becoming aware of the importance of this field. Most of those graduating in the 2 year associates degree program have obtained employment in the insurance field. Those completing the 4 year bachelors program have obtained employment in the manufacturing industry.
Keywords
NIOSH-Grant; Education; Training; Industrial-hygiene; Occupational-health; Occupational-safety-programs;
Contact
Industrial Arts Ferris State College Big Rapids, Mich 49307 Big Rapids, Mich 49307
Funding Amount
128093.00
Funding Type
Grant;
NTIS Accession No.
PB88-248711
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T01-OH-00205
Source Name
Ferris State College, Big Rapids, Michigan, Terminal Progress Report
State
MI;
Performing Organization
Ferris State College, Big Rapids, Michigan
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