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SEC/331

Criminal Justice

Industrial Safety

Online

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$1,194

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Course level: Undergraduate

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.

Required materials

The materials required for this course are covered in your resource fees.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.

The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. Although our continuing teacher education courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing teacher education courses are not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid. Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative. If you have a question contact us at (866) 354-1800.