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Curricular and instructional enhancement of the M.S. in risk control.

Sorrell E
Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, T01-CCT-510461, 2002 Sep; :1-20
The Master of Science degree program in Safety was approved by the University of Wisconsin-System and implemented in the fall of 1974. In 1994 the name of the program was changed to Master of Science in Risk Control. Since 1974 the program has evolved to reflect the needs expectations and challenges of the field of health, safety and environmental regulations. The risk control perspective requires students to be competent beyond safety regulatory compliance. The philosophy of risk control attempts to extend, elevate and integrate the technical areas of safety engineering, industrial hygiene and environmental regulations from operational levels to managerial concerns. The program has produced 388 graduates since its inception, with recent enrollment generally between 30 to 40 students annually. Classes are offered both in the daytime and evenings to accommodate those already professionally employed. Continuous improvement in the program has been achieved by focusing on teaching and applied problem solving/research. The internal based funding from the university for this program, the development of partnerships with outside publics, including NIOSH, and the commitment of the core and supporting faculty also contribute to this effort. The purpose/objective of this program was to enhance the curriculum and instruction of the Master of Science Degree in Risk Control at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The specific focus of the enhancement effort was in three areas: financial assistance in recruitment of qualified students, faculty teaching flexibility and development, and instructional support.
Training; Education; Educational-resource-centers; Occupational-health-programs; Occupational-safety-programs; Risk-analysis
Dr. Elbert Sorrell, Director, Risk Control Center, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI 54751
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
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University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin
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