EHST-1301 Introduction to Environmental Technology

3 Credits

Comprehensive overview of topics relating to the environmental technology field. Concentration on developing awareness of the many facets of science and technology that are involved in environmental management. Field trips may be required.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): None.

EHST-1310 Introduction to Environmental Law

4 Credits

Study of U.S. environmental, health and safety, and transportation statutes and regulations. Provides an overview of the roles of the judicial and legislative branches and the executive agencies. Major federal laws examined include those setting policy, protecting air, water, soil, and workers in workplaces, and toxic substance controls. The role of State law is identified. Competency reading, interpreting, and utilizing sections from the Code of Federal Regulations and the United States Code are developed.

Lecture: 4 hours

Prerequisite(s): ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals I or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

EHST-1330 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

2 Credits

Comprehensive instruction in the health and safety planning and procedures for 1) uncontrolled hazardous waste site work; 2) hazardous waste treatment, storage or disposal facilities (TSDFs) work; and 3) emergency responses to hazardous materials releases. Meets OSHA’s certification requirements for the “40 hour” off-site training portion of 29 CFR 1910.120 (the “HAZWOPER” standard).

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): CHEM-1010 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry or higher; and EHST-1301 Introduction to Environmental Technology, or MET-1100 Technology Orientation, or CNST-1281 Construction Engineering Technology.

EHST-1351 Safety and Health in the Workplace: OSHA 30 General Industry, OSHA 10 Construction, First Aid/CPR

3 Credits

Develop ability to recognize safety and health hazards in both the general industry and construction work environments. Covers Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, employee rights and employer obligations. Includes certificate of Training in basic Industry Safety (OSHA 30: 29 CFR Parts 1910), Construction Safety (OSHA 10: 29 CFR Parts 1926) and American Red Cross Basic First Aid & CPR. Must attend designated class dates and pass related competency exams to earn training certificate.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): EHST-1301 Introduction to Environmental Technology; or MET-1100 Technology Orientation; or CNST-1281 Construction Engineering Orientation; or departmental approval.

EHST-135A Safety and Health in the Workplace: OSHA 30 General Industry

2 Credits

Develop ability to recognize safety and health hazards in the general industry environments. Covers Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, employee rights and employer obligations. Includes certificate of Training in basic Industry Safety (OSHA 30: 29 CFR Parts 1910). Must attend designated class dates and pass related competency exams to earn training certificate.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): EHST-1301 Introduction to Environmental Technology, or MET-1100 Technology Orientation, or CNST-1281 Construction Engineering Orientation.

EHST-135B Safety and Health in the Workplace OSHA 10 Construction

1 Credit

Develop ability to recognize safety and health hazards in construction work environments. Covers Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, employee rights and employer obligations. Includes certificate of Training in Construction Safety (OSHA 10: 29 CFR Parts 1926) and American Red Cross Basic First Aid & CPR. Must attend designated class dates and pass related competency exams to earn training certificate.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): EHST-1301 Introduction to Environmental Technology, or MET-1100 Technology Orientation, or CNST-1281 Construction Engineering Orientation.

EHST-1360 Fuandamentals of OSHA Compliance

2 Credits

Covers OSHA Standards, policies, and procedures for blood borne pathogens, accident investigation, confined spaces, record keeping and health topics such as chemicals, asbestos, lead and silica. Related OSHA training modules are embedded. Course will include OSHA training materials and related OSHA information to assure knowledge and competency in OSHA standards. Includes 29 CFR Part 1904, 29 CFR Parts 1910.146 and 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA, 29 CFR Part 1910.1030 Certificate of Training Requirements. Must attend designated class dates and pass related competency exams to earn training certificate.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): EHST-1301 Introduction to Environmental Technology, or MET-1100 Technology Orientation, or CNST-1281 Construction Engineering Orientation.

EHST-1810 ST: OSHA Standards-511

2 Credits

Course covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards as well as general industry safety and health principles. Topics include scope and application of OSHA general industry standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are most hazardous, using OSHA as a guide.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Recommend EHST-1350 Health and Safety in the Workplace.

EHST-2221 Introduction to Safety and Health Management

2 Credits

Overview of Safety & Health Management Systems (SHMS), in the U.S. and internationally, focusing on OSHA’s guidelines, and the International Standards Organization (ISO) standards for SHMS. Covers auditing; setting an environmental/safety policy; risk assessments; waste minimization; the benefits of the SHMS system; regulatory and certification requirements; implementation; monitoring and measuring program results. Includes assessing and reviewing programs to ensure continual improvement. Includes Certificate of Training in ISO standards and OSHA’s Safety and Health Management System. Must attend designated class dates and pass related competency exams to earn training certificate.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): EHST-1310 Introduction to Environmental Law.

EHST-2341 Hazardous Material Transportation

2 Credits

Detailed study of U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations as well as an introduction to domestic and international transportation organizations and their rules for air, ground and vessel transportation. Students learn to interpret DOT hazardous materials transportation regulations, recommend compliance strategies, select packaging, labeling, documentation and placarding for selected hazardous materials, as well as emergency response procedures.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): EHST-1310 Introduction to Environmental Law.

EHST-2352 Evacuation and Emergency Planning

2 Credits

Course emphasizes the elements of an emergency action plan and emergency evacuation floor plans, recognize violations of OSHA exit route requirements, determine whether their organization requires an emergency action plan, and develop and implement workplace emergency action and fire protection plans. Includes 29 CFR 1910.38 Certificate of Training requirements. Must attend designated class dates and pass related competency exams to earn training certificate.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): EHST-1310 Introduction to Environmental Law; or EHST-1351 Safety and Health in the Workplace: OSHA 30 General Industry, OSHA 10 Construction, First Aid/CPR. In order to maximize student's understanding and knowledge, it is recommended that EHST 1351 be taken prior to EHST 2352 for command understanding of the underlying OSHA laws and regulations.

EHST-2361 Environmental Sampling and Analysis

4 Credits

Covers the methodology of obtaining, documenting, managing, and interpreting the results of environmental and workplace sampling and monitoring efforts. Emphasis on the selection of appropriate equipment and procedures for collecting air, water, groundwater, soil, surface dust, and various waste samples and their use in the execution of sampling/monitoring plans or workplace health programs. Field trips may be required.

Lecture: 3 hours. Laboratory: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): MATH-1100 Mathematical Explorations or higher.

EHST-2380 Risk Assessment

2 Credits

Basic principles and methods of conducting a risk assessment. Examines both value and limitations of risk assessment. Focuses on environmental and health risks and includes an overview of toxicological principles. Reviews how risk management decisions are made in public and private sectors. Examines how to communicate environmental and health risk, public policy choices and trade-offs to public.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): EHST-1301 Introduction to Environmental Technology, or departmental approval.

EHST-2390 Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

3 Credits

Study of federal, state and local statutes, laws, regulations, ordinances and guidelines pertaining to solid and hazardous, generation, storage, disposal and waste management, with an emphasis on the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended. Management of hazardous wastes includes "cradle to grave" requirements, disposal records, enforcement strategies. record keeping, and training.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): EHST-1310 Introduction to Environmental Law; or departmental approval.

EHST-2820 Independent Advanced Study in Environmental Health and Safety Technology

1-3 Credits

Directed individual study. Study/research title and specific content arranged between instructor and student (see Credit Schedule of classes for current offerings). May be repeated for a maximum of six credits of different topics. Prerequisite(s) Departmental approval, and instructor approval and ENG-0990 Language Fundamentals II or appropriate score on English Placement Test.

Lecture: 1-3 hours

EHST-2941 Field Experience

1-4 Credits

Supervised paid or unpaid field experience, which relates to individual student's occupational objectives. Students will be assigned to a manufacturing or industrial facility, governmental entity, environmental consulting firm, health care institution, site, or project designed to provide and promote the student’s experience in practical, actual hands-on, applicable skills training within the environmental, health, and safety field. May be repeated for up to 4 credits total. Field experience must be reviewed and approved by EHST Program Manager.

Prerequisite(s): EHST-1301 Introduction to Environmental Technology , EHST-1310 Introduction to Environmental Law, and departmental approval.

EHST-2991 Professional Practice

3 Credits

Capstone course for Environmental, Health and Safety Technology. Cultivates critical problem solving skills in an environmental, health and safety context utilizing simulated and/or actual scenarios. Draws upon the student's legal research skills and technical knowledge to compile legally - and scientifically - justifiable solutions for mock clients within the confines of budgetary and time constraints. Requires refletion on degree outcomes and preparedness for initial employment or promotion in the Environmental Health and Safety Field. Departmental approval: sophomore standing.

Lecture: 3 hours