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Course Descriptions - OESM

Students are recommended to complete their college-level English and Math classes within their first two semesters of college.

to air contaminants, skin irritants, noise, temperature extremes, illumination and radiation. Required for OESM majors. (3 hrs. lect. per week) OESM 106 Introduction to Environmental Health (3) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100; “C” or higher in MATH 25, OR Placement in MATH 100/103/115 This course will help students develop understanding on the extent of environmental problems, how they affect the ecosystem and the workplace, how to investigate environmental problems, and pertinent environmental laws and regulations. Required for OESM majors. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

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OESM 145 Occupational Safety and Health in Construction (3) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100; “C” or higher in MATH 25, OR Placement in MATH 100/103/115 Recommended Prep: OESM 101 Comprehensive overview of techniques and procedures to insure effective control of hazards and accidents in construction and allied industries; emphasis on applicable OSHA and HIOSH standards and related codes. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

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and laboratory instruction in Occupational and Environmental Safety Management. Students may enroll 4 times for a maximum of 12 credits. It will not fulfill OESM electives. A minimum of one credit is required for the Associate in Science degree. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (5 hrs. work experience per week per credit) OESM 200 Managing Workers Compensation (3) Prerequisite: OESM 101 An introduction to the principles of Workers Compensation and management of this responsibility. Survey course covering the principles and techniques of Workers Compensation. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

OESM 147 Electrical Safety (3) Prerequisite or Co-requisite: OESM 102 Overview of the hazards, safe practices and methods in working with electrical energy, including the review and application of OSHA and HIOSH standards. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

OESM 205 Physical Hazards Control (3) Prerequisite: OESM 101 Recommended Prep: Placement in ENG 100 Scope and application of systems safety: application of human engineering concepts and techniques with emphasis on human reliability and error; application of occupation safety and health requirements in purchasing and contracting, plant and job layout; principles and application of electrical and electronic safety; principles and application of manual and mechanical equipment, elevators, chemical safety; high pressure and compressed gas system; hand and portable power tools; shop production, tools and equipment; introduction to construction safety; and, special industry hazards unique to the Hawaiian industrial environment. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

OESM 150 Industrial Fire Protection (3) Prerequisite: OESM 101 and OESM 102 Basic fire protection-prevention course for industry. Includes planning, managing and training for fire emergencies. Cross-listed as FIRE 150. Credit may be received for FIRE 150 or for OESM 150, but not both. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

OESM 208 Techniques of Industrial Hygiene (3) Prerequisite: OESM 105 An overview of the basic principles of industrial hygiene monitoring instruments and the principles governing their selection and uses with practical applications under professional supervision. Required for OESM majors. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

OESM 153 Accident Investigation Techniques (3) Prerequisite: OESM 101 and OESM 102 Professional and scientific approach to accident investigation, including accident causation, discovering hazardous conditions and practices, and establishing relevant facts. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

OESM 210 Safety Program Management (3) Prerequisite: OESM 101 Recommended Prep: OESM 102 This course will acquaint students with the fundamentals of management and their application to safety program development and organization. Emphasis will be given to the concepts of responsibility, accountability and authority as applied to occupational safety and health. Required for OESM majors. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

OESM 160 Labor and Management: Safety Partners (3) Prerequisite: OESM 101 Interaction of labor-management relations/laws with the education, implementation, and enforcement of occupational safety and health. Prepares students for the world of labor relations, labor laws, contract provisions, grievances, complaints, liability, and other challenges. (3 hrs. lect. per week) OESM 193V Cooperative Education (1–4) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100; “C” or higher in MATH 25, OR Placement in MATH 100/103/115 Instructor approval required. OESM majors only. This course will provide students with the opportunity to acquire on-the-job experience related to class-room

HONOLULU COMMUNITY COLLEGE CATALOG 2017-2018

OESM 218 Emergency Response for Hazardous Materials (4) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100; “C” or higher in MATH 25, OR Placement in MATH 100/103/115 Recommended Prep: OESM 106 This course provides students with hands-on instruction in safety and emergency response to chemical and physical exposures in industrial and field settings. Topics discussed include: hazard analysis, contingency planning, proper use and selection of PPE, site control and evaluation, field sampling and monitoring, and proper use of instruments. This course satisfies the requirements for generalized employee

2017-2018 College Catalog  
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