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There are many similarities between the methodology and performance evaluation in
organizational safety programs and university safety courses. Specifically,
failures are detrimental to the individual and require comprehensive investigation to identify root causes for corrective action and prevention. In a broader perspective, t
he manager of the safety program must act as a role model for workers; similarly
, a course instructor should demonstrate the behavior and ethics
desired in classroom students.
How can the public be assured of competency in those professing to protect its occupational health
and safety (OSH)? Currently, in the U.S. there are 193 higher education OSH programs, 186 with
baccalaureate degrees with over 55 different degree titles. This research seeks to define minimum
OSH baccalaureate graduate core competencies across all programs by asking: What would
employers look for in a portfolio to demonstrate competence in a new OSH graduate?
A quality learning experience can be measured by student learning outcomes. Methodologies for
assessing student learning outcomes are dependent on the domain of the learning goals being
assessed. Effective learning outcomes involve the development of students’
attitudes, beliefs, and values. Examples of intended outcomes for the effective dimension include
“becoming aware of one’s own talents and abilities and developing an appreciation for
lifelong learning. Demonstrating ethical behavior, exhibiting personal discipline, and providing leadership
are other examples of intended outcomes that address attitudes and values”
This modeling project involves not only the construction of a three dimensional model, but would also entail the analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction Safety Standards and accident case study research applicable to the work undertaken. This
model approach to teaching about “construction safety concepts” has been effectively utilized in the Construction Safety course (SFTY 3553) offered in the Department of Occupational Safety and Health at
Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SE)
This paper presented a commonly used process to engage students in research through a
Research and Development course. Illustrated by two examples of student research projects,
the pros and cons of this unique way to recruit undergraduate students for research were
discussed. Compared to the industrial internship, the Research and Development seemed
to have an equally valuable influence on student outcome attainment as well as job
placement, although more analysis is warranted to test if there is any statistical difference.
The transition of Introduction to Aerospace Safety, from a conventional to a hybrid delivery
methodology can be considered to be successful. Based upon the qualitative data obtained from
learning outcomes, weekly reading comprehension assessments, and the perceptions of the students themselves a marked improvement was seen across groups in both scholarship and
satisfaction. Student reviews of the hybrid methodology display a high degree of satisfaction with the revised course – despite the fact that many were unaware of a difference in delivery methodology.
The educational services industry a large sector U.S. industry with approximately 12.6 million
workers (Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 2013), with about 5.5 million employed in primary
and secondary schools (BLS, 2013). Educational workers spend a significant amount of time in
school buildings and in direct contact with students. Nationally, those employed in elementary
and secondary schools within local government incurred 251,100 recordable workplace injuries
and amassed a 5.2 per 100 full-time equivalent (FTE) incident rate (BLS 2013).
•Classroom curriculum for OSH
students continues to evolve.
The profession is more dynamic
than ever and the global
workplace presents emerging
•This article examines the competencies
that educators and
OSH professionals deem necessary
for global safety practice.
•These competencies include
hard (technical) and soft
(nontechnical) categories. The
ability to utilize and acquire
communication skills, and to
understand culture and customs
specific to the area of practice
were identified as key. Soft
competencies were identified
as vital to implementing and facilitating
the technical aspects
of OSH as well.
The purpose of this research project was to better understand compensation trends among Safety, Health, and Environmental (SH&E) professionals. Since 2008, the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has measured and reported salary and employment trend data as a service to its certificants and SH&E professionals. In 2015, BCSP hoped to develop a more complete SH&E employment trend and salary picture by inviting five partners to participate in the data collection process. Partners: ASSE - American Society of Safety Engineers; ABIH - American Board of Industrial Hygiene; AHMP - Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals;
AIHA - American Industrial Hygiene Association; and IHMM - Institute of Hazardous Materials Management.
A 2015 American Society of Safety Engineers survey of more than 9,000 occupational safety and health professionals reveals they earn an annual base salary on average of $98,000, an increase of $8,000 since the survey was taken two years ago.
The ASSE survey results are part of an expansive collaboration with the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM).
A summary is provided and includes a link to download the full report.
The Body of Knowledge project is dedicated to creating a living reference that represents the collective knowledge of the Safety, Health and Environmental profession. While the preliminary work has begun, there is still more to do. The purpose of this website is to introduce subject areas that will eventually be part of the Body of Knowledge, and to gather feedback on the future direction, and ongoing assessment of what needs to be completed.
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