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A Suggested Curriculum For The Occupational Health And Safety Technician.

Vernon RJ; Byers BB; Konzen RB; Duncan JR
NIOSH :156 pages
A suggested curriculum for an occupational health and safety technician is described. The curriculum was developed from job analyses of selected occupations within the industrial hygiene and safety professional categories. Data that defined what individuals working in industry in the various occupations did on their jobs, and what they ought to be doing as specified by their employers and as defined by a panel of experts was collected and analyzed. Specific task/activities for each occupation were organized according to a check list. Terminal performance objectives were written for each of the task/activities included in the checklist. The task/activities and the accompanying performance objectives were organized into groups to form the basis for developing courses. The suggested curriculum for an Associate of Science Degree for an occupational health and safety technician totals 66 to 68 semester hours. These include 8 hours in general chemistry, 4 in physical sciences, 3 in introductory occupational health and safety, 3 in mathematics for occupational health and safety, 6 in communications, 4 in introduction to industrial processes, 9 in recognition, measurement, and evaluation of physical exposures and airborne contaminants, and 12 to 14 hours of elective courses.
Industrial-safety; Quantitative-analysis; Ergonomics; Exposure-methods; Equipment-design; Fire-prevention; Materials-handling; Calorimetry; Fire-extinguishing-systems; Contract-099-74-0094; NIOSH-Contract;
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Division of Training and Manpower Development, NIOSH, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Cincinnati, Ohio
Page last reviewed: February 11, 2022
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division