Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 13:03:02 EST
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Subject: Re: Safety Course for Academic Credit

That's extremely interesting to me.  1976 was a different time and it has been my contention that safety played a more important role in the past than today. And I know a bit about the art department at Keene college and suggested a for credit art safety course for them when I inspected and wrote a report in 2008.

If I had known about your course and could have used your department as a model.

It seems so obvious that schools should require this kind of course for all programs in which toxic and regulated stuff is used.


In a message dated 1/28/2011 5:51:29 AM Eastern Standard Time, sstepenuck**At_Symbol_Here**NE.RR.COM writes:

I offered a 3-cr one out of the chemistry department from 1976=E2=80=942003, but I don=E2=80=99t believe it has been continued.  It was required for the BS in Chem, and had an optional [1-cr] lab in IH.

There is now a department of Safety Studies that offers quite a few, but the catalog says those are open only to their majors.


Stephen J. Stepenuck, Ph.D.
Professor of chemistry emeritus
Keene State College   []
Keene NH 03435-2001

You wrote:

Excuse the cross-posting:

Are there any institutions that offer a safety course (quarter- or semester-long) for academic credit?  This would be outside of course work for a degree in health and safety.  I know there are institutions that require lab safety training before students can begin work but I=E2=80=99m interested in an academic course, either required or elective.



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