Housatonic Community College, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1981 Apr; :1-49
An occupational safety and health program offered by Housatonic Community College is reviewed. The program is designed to qualify students to perform accident investigations, claim investigations, federal and state standards interpretations, fire protection, industrial hygiene, measuring and sampling, safety inspection, safety training, and safety program administration. The labor market is defined, with the major employer of graduates being insurance companies. The antagonistic results of the OSHA Act of 1970 are noted. The effect of increasing accident liability costs is the recognition by industry that effective safety and health programs can save them money. Results of a survey of manufacturing employers show that employers prefer occupational safety and health people who have a baccalaureate degree, and they respond favorably to community based continuing education programs in safety and health. Academic training programs should include extensive field intern experience. The curriculum is outlined. These include courses, prerequisites, objectives, and sequence of instruction. Professional staff, organization, instructional facilities, laboratory equipment, and publications and journals available are also listed.