sec330 | undergraduate

Industrial Safety

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This course provides students with an overview of safety issues that could be experienced by security personnel as first responders in various work environment emergencies. It includes a review of OSHA, EPA, and National Fire Code safety regulations and provides methods for identifying and correcting environmental risk factors related to hazardous materials, fire, and other potential safety hazards. The course is also intended to provide the student with knowledge that will assist with the initial response to and investigation of work-related accidents.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Emergency Response to Fire and Natural Disasters

    • Identify natural and environmental disasters that disrupt an organization's continuity and productivity.
    • Evaluate models for organizational policies and emergency responses to manmade and natural disasters.
    • Describe the structure and functions of the National Incident Management System.
    • Explain the coordination and interdependency between security personnel and public emergency services.
    • Formulate an emergency action plan for a natural or environmental disaster.

    Industrial Security Plan Integration

    • Analyze the scope of security officer responsibilities in the areas of prevention and response related to critical incidents, medical emergencies, industrial accidents, fire, and natural environmental disasters.
    • Assess the role of the security officer in managing the full scope of industrial safety responsibilities.
    • Integrate the major components of industrial security into an overall industrial security plan.

    Role of the Safety and Security Officer

    • Define the responsibilities of the institutional safety officer.
    • Examine the role of security officers as first responders to fire, safety, and medical incidents.
    • Explain the interaction and cooperation between security and safety professionals.

    OSHA Regulations and Issues

    • Identify basic OSHA regulations and types of work environment hazards.
    • Examine OSHA regulations and the consequences of regulatory noncompliance.
    • Identify techniques for promoting safety and protecting organizations from OSHA sanctions.
    • Explain how to apply OSHA regulations and requirements to a workplace setting.

    EPA Regulations, Fire Protection Systems, and Hazardous Material Management

    • Identify the EPA regulations and the consequences of regulatory noncompliance.
    • Describe how to identify inventory and how to manage hazardous materials in a work environment.
    • Explain the application of proper response techniques for hazardous materials incidents.
    • Describe the types and functionality of fire protection systems.
    • Explain the causes of fire, how to prevent it, and proper response techniques.
    • Describe the structure and functions of the Incident Command System.
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