Environment, Health, and Safety Course Descriptions

EHS 111 Occupational Safety/Engineering

This course covers recognition, control, and regulation of safety hazards in the workplace. Topics include accident investigation, Workers Compensation, record keeping, training, machine guarding, facilities, personal protection, and fire protection. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize safety hazards and recommend strategies for remediation and compliance.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 5
Prerequisite: Take DMA 010, 020, 030, 040 050 or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
EHS 111 Course Outline


EHS 112 Industrial Hygiene

This course emphasizes the recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards. Topics include hazard recognition, health standards, air sampling, ventilation, noise exposure, and temperature stress. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and quantify common occupational health hazards.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 5
Prerequisite: Take DMA 010, 020, 030, 040 050,060, or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: EHS 212
EHS 112 Course Outline


EHS 113 OSHA Electrical Safety

This course covers OSHA electrical safety regulations that apply to general industry. Emphasis is on controlling electrical hazards in the workplace, understanding ground paths, recognizing electrical hazards, and interpreting electrical standards. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of OSHA electrical safety regulations within general industry.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisite: Take DMA 010, 020, 030, 040 050 or satisfactory score on placement test; EHS 111
Corequisite: ISC 115
EHS 113 Course Outline


EHS 114 OSHA Regulations

This course emphasizes application of OSHA performance-oriented standards for workplace safety and health. Topics include hazard communication, bloodborne pathogens, and the laboratory standard. Upon completion, students should be able to implement written plans required for compliance.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: Take DMA 010, 020, 030, 040 050 or satisfactory score on placement test; EHS 111
Corequisite: None
EHS 114 Course Outline


EHS 116 Environmental Management

This course covers management of hazardous materials and hazardous waste in industrial and institutional settings. Emphasis is on compliance with the applicable regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation, as enforced by North Carolina agencies. Upon completion, students should be able to implement appropriate compliance strategies.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: Take DMA 010, 020, 030, 040 050 or satisfactory score on placement test; FIP 230
Corequisite: None
EHS 116 Course Outline


EHS 211 Environmental Health and Toxicology

This course covers the many effects of environmental agents (chemical, physical, and biological) on human health. Particular emphasis is on principles of toxicology and federal regulations relevant to environmental health. Upon completion, students should be able to recommend rational strategies for the control of chemical hazards in the occupational and general environment.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 5; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 5
Prerequisite: Take DMA 010, 020, 030, 040 050 or satisfactory score on placement test; EHS 112
Corequisite: None
EHS 211 Course Outline


EHS 212 Industrial Hygiene Sampling

This course covers industrial hygiene and sampling. Topics include the calibration and operation of sampling equipment and instruments. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic industrial hygiene sampling procedures and interpret the results. In addition, the course covers applications and use of personal protective equipment.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: Take DMA 010, 020, 030, 040 050 or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: EHS 112
EHS 212 Course Outline


EHS 215 Incident Management

This course introduces management of hazardous materials and incidents. Topics include analysis and application of the Incident Command System from the discovery of a hazardous substance release to decontamination and termination procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of hazardous materials team members. This course provides OSHA HAZWOPER standard certification at the awareness, operations, and technician levels.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisite: Take DMA 010, 020, 030, 040 050 or satisfactory score on placement test; FIP 230
Corequisite: None
EHS 215 Course Outline


EHS 218 Occupational Ergonomics

This course emphasizes recognition of musculoskeletal disorders in institutional, office, and industrial settings. Topics include anthropometry, working postures, task analysis, manual materials handling, lifting equations, and environmental factors. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize ergonomic problems and recommend appropriate control measures.

Course Hours Per Week: Class 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: Take DMA 010, 020, 030, 040 050 or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
EHS 218 Course Outline


EHS 219 Radiation Protection

This course covers theory, detection, health effects, and regulation of ionizing radiation. Particular emphasis is on compliance with federal regulations in the occupational setting. Upon completion, students should be able to aid in implementation of a radiation protection program in an industrial or institutional setting.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: Take DMA 010, 020, 030, 040 050 or satisfactory score on placement test; FIP 230
Corequisite: None
EHS 219 Course Outline