seccj330 | undergraduate

Security: Industrial Safety

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Participants learn about safety issues that first-responding security personnel might experience during work-related emergencies. A review of OSHA, EPA, and National Fire Code safety regulations is performed. Additionally, methods to identify and correct environmental risk factors related to hazardous materials, fire, and other potential safety hazards are explored. Finally, participants gain knowledge that will assist with the initial response to and investigation of work-related accidents.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

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

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    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 various incidents.
    • Explain the interaction and cooperation between security and safety professionals.
    • Illustrate the coordination and interdependency between security personnel and public emergency services.

    Regulations, Issues, and Incidents

    • Describe the consequences of regulatory noncompliance related to OSHA and EPA.
    • Explain the application of proper response techniques for hazardous materials incidents.
    • Describe how to identify inventory and how to manage hazardous materials in a work environment.
    • Describe the structure and functions of the Incident Command System.
    • Identify regulations and types of work-environment hazards related to OSHA and EPA.

    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 natural and environmental disasters.
    • Describe the structure and functions of the National Incident Management System.
    • Formulate an emergency action plan for a natural or environmental disaster.
    • Describe the types and functionality of fire protection systems.
    • Explain the causes of fire, how to prevent it, and proper response techniques.

    Industrial Security Plan Integration

    • Analyze the scope of security officer responsibilities in the areas of prevention and response related to critical incidents.
    • Analyze the security officer’s role in managing the full scope of industrial safety responsibilities.
    • Integrate the major components of industrial security into an overall industrial security plan.


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