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Business Emphasis in Safety.
NIOSH 1982 Feb:223-225
The development of curricula related to risk management and safety and loss control was discussed. Most safety courses have been taught within the colleges of engineering. Since engineering curricula included very little in the way of business oriented course work, the graduate program in safety management at the University of Arizona was established within the College of Business and Public Administration. Due to the orientation of this program, risk management was defined as the protection of a firm's assets and earning capacity against accidental loss at the most economical cost. This program in safety management has emphasis placed upon management concerns. The curriculum was developed around the college's basic Masters in Business Administration (MBA) program, with 21 units of course work taken in the first year MBA courses, and 24 units in core and elective Safety related courses. Core courses of the curriculum include Safety Management, Safety Law, Safety Policy, Master's Report (in lieu of a thesis), and Risk Management. According to the author, whereas the objective in risk management is to fund losses that do occur, the objective in safety management is to prevent or reduce the occurrence of losses. Employment successes of past graduates of the safety management program were described.
Safety-programs; Worker-health; Industrial-education; Safety-education; Risk-analysis; Work-analysis; Work-performance
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 82-103
Symposium on Occupational Safety Research and Education, 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
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