Date: Mon, 18 Jul 2011 16:49:02 +0000
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Subject: Class in Institutional Health & Safety available
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Those of you in or near South East Michigan may be interested in taking a class in institutional health and safety offered at Wayne State this fall . If there is enough interest, the class may be developed into a graduate c ertificate program.  Please see the description below. - Bil l Watt





OEH 7150 HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR < st1:PlaceType w:st="on">HOSPITALS



This course is designed to address environmental, occupational healt h and safety in the healthcare industry and other institutions.  Institutions include: hospitals, nursi ng homes, assisted living facilities, medical offices, universities, school districts, municipalities, correctional facilities, veterinary clinics and government agencies.  Studen ts will learn to recognize, evaluate and control hazards in these unique wo rking environments; develop and implement procedures, programs to address t hese risks; and to achieve regulatory compliance (OSHA, EPA, JCAHO).  The following topics will be inclu ded in the coursework:


=E2=80=A2 Regulations

            =E2=80=A2 Overvie w Health and Safety for Hospitals and Other Institutions

    ;         =E2=80=A2 Chemical Hazards

    ;         =E2=80=A2 Laboratories/Chemical Hygiene Plan

< SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1">      =E2=80=A2 Biological Hazards/Infectious Disease/Bloodborne Pathogens

            =E2=80=A2 Ergonomics (Patient Handling)< /P>

            =E2=80=A2 Radiological Hazards

            =E2=80=A2 Indoor Air Quality

            =E2=80=A2 Emergency Response

    ;         =E2=80=A2 Workplac e Violence

            =E2=80=A2 Environmental Hazards

    ;         =E2=80=A2 Waste Ma nagement

            =E2=80=A2 Maintenance

    ;         =E2=80=A2 Construc tion

            =E2=80=A2 Fire/Electrical Safety

      =E2=80=A2 Risk Management/Patient Safet y

      =E2=80=A2 Health and S afety Program Development


This course may be taken by itself or as an elective in the Master of Science degree or graduate certificate programs.  Practicing professionals can use this course to refine their skills.  Graduate students wishing to broaden their employment opportunities shou ld take this course.  For mor e information, please contact Professor Cindy Ostrowski, CIH at 248-421-402 4 or dq1462**At_Symbol_Here**

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