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Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150-1176
(734) 432-5339 or (800) 852-4951, ext. 5339
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Occupational Safety and Health Minor | Occupational Safety and Health Minor - Support
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Occupational Safety and Health Minor    
   Minor Courses (24 cr. to be chosen)    
      OSH 1020   Standards & Regulations 3 cr.  OSHA/MIOSHA/NFPA standards, codes, and regulations. Rationale for the Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Evolution of standards, record-keeping, compliance, and enforcement. 
      OSH 3220   Inspection & Survey of Facilities (FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Safety and health hazards, both common and unique to various kinds of occupancies, including residential, industrial, and commercial. Includes surveying procedures, hazard recognition and evaluation, and the application of appropriate measures to assure maximum life and property safety. Prerequisite: OSH 2150 or consent of advisor. 
      OSH 3310   Safety Program Management 3 cr.  Examination of the organizational concepts of a safety program, with emphasis on organizational safety programs, objectives, responsibilities, and implementation; accident control and reports; motivation and incentives. 
      OSH 3520   Industrial Hygiene I 3 cr.  Familiarization with irritating or toxic substances and various occupational stress factors causing employee discomfort or illness; emphasis on sources and the control of environmental pollution, concepts of industrial hygiene; hazard evaluation, and elimination of related problems. Prerequisites: CHM 1110; BIO 2250, or BIO 2430 and 2440, or NSC 1250. 
      OSH 3980   Industrial Hygiene II 3 cr.  Techniques of instrumentation and sampling. Hands-on training in use of instruments to measure and evaluate occupational health hazards by taking samples or surveying noise level, heat exposure, oxygen deficiency, combustible vapors, ventilation, as well as toxicology and radiation sources, along with protective measures to cope with hazards for their prevention and control. Prerequisites: OSH 3520, CHM 1110; BIO 2250, or BIO 2430 and BIO 2440 or NSC 1250. 
      OSH 4510   Hazardous Materials I (EM/FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Detailed knowledge for the emergency service professional: (a) identification, storage, handling, disposal, and identifying products of combustion of hazardous materials, including flammables, explosives, oxidizing, and corrosive materials; (b) methods of contingency planning for hazardous materials incidents, culminating with the use of current software to conduct table top exercises to assist in planning, mitigating, and responding to hazardous materials emergencies. Prerequisite: CHM 1110 or equivalent. 
      Minor electives (6 cr. to be chosen)    
         OSH 2150   Building Construction (FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Study of fundamental concepts of building design and construction; site selection, code compliance, architectural plans, incorporation of mechanical and power devices; terminology. 
         OSH 2910   Cooperative Education I 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Field placement in either municipal, industrial, hospital, or similar settings that provide experience in the area of occupational safety. Preservice students only. 
         OSH 2930   Internship I 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Field placement in either municipal, industrial, hospital, or similar settings that provide experience in the area of occupational safety. Preservice students only. 
         OSH 3020   Field Experiences 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Credit awarded individuals for evidence of full-time employment of two or more years in the field of occupational safety. Documentation of competencies required. 
         OSH 3110   Industrial Safety & Health (FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  A study of numerous job-related safety and health hazards associated with a wide range of occupations in industrial work environments. 
         OSH 3210   Construction Safety 2 cr.  Study of factors in building structures and in use of tools and materials that cause accidents. Application of regulations and standards of Michigan Department of Labor - Construction Division. Development of safety awareness to prevent or reduce accidents on construction sites. 
         FS  3500   Hydraulics and Water Supply (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Principles of hydraulics theory, grading of water supplies, water supply adequacy testing procedures, and computation of velocity friction loss related to tactical decision making. Prerequisites: PHY 2530 and PHY 2540. 
         FS  3680   Fire Protection Systems I (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Survey of sprinkler systems covering design details, placement, inspection, and maintenance; practical application of current codes and standards for system utilizations. Prerequisite: MTH 1050 or its equivalent. 
         FS  3690   Fire Protection Systems II (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Principles of use and design of special hazards fire suppression systems; halons, halon replacements/clean agents, dry chemicals, foam, and alarm and detection systems. Prerequisite: MTH 1050 or its equivalent. 
         OSH 3910   Cooperative Education II 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Advanced semi-professional level assignments in on-the-job application of occupational health and safety principles in an industrial, commercial, institutional setting. Preservice students only. 
         OSH 3930   Internship II 1 cr. (Not To Exceed 3 cr.)  Advanced semi-professional level assignments in on-the-job application of occupational health and safety principles in an industrial, commercial, institutional setting. Preservice students only. 
         FS  4250   Fire and Arson Investigation (EM/FS*/OSH) 4 cr.  Role of safety/fire science specialists in arson investigation; methods and mechanics of protecting, searching, and controlling the fire scene; interviewing process; recognition and preservation of evidence; interventions with troubled fire setters. Evaluation and application of methods and techniques for investigative determination of fire occurrences. Includes study of the origin of ignition and conducting investigative surveys. Preparation of case evidence for expert witness and court testimony. Review of Michigan and national arson laws. Prerequisites: FS 1010 and FS 2150. 
         OSH 4300   Employee Occupational Health Maintenance & Medical Care Program 3 cr.  Study of drugs, smoking, alcohol, nutritional, and substance abuse in relationship to lost time, morale, accident frequency, and security. Medical care aspects deal with pre-employment, return to work, and work limitations as well as periodic physical re-examination; providing administrative and operational guidelines for designing and implementing a health maintenance program as well as emergency and pre-hospital medical care. 
         FS  4400   Tactics and Strategy (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Study and evaluation of various methods and techniques employed in fire suppression. Includes preplanning and analysis of emergency situations with emphasis on individual decision-making, the effective use of equipment, apparatus, and manpower. 
         OSH 4520   Hazardous Materials II (EM/FS/OSH*) 3 cr.  Preparation and certification at the technician level (40 hour) for emergency service professionals responding to hazardous materials incidents. Emphasis on the development of hazardous materials regulations, transportation placards, labels and markings, and hazard communication requirements. Prerequisite: EM 4510. 
         FS  4900   Fire Service Management (FS*/OSH) 3 cr.  Principles of management and organization in fire protection. Includes analysis of an organization as to its administrative, leadership, and management style in fire protection. 
Occupational Safety and Health Minor - Support    
   Support Courses (20 cr. to be chosen)    
      BIO 2250/NSC 1250 Option (3 cr. to be chosen)    
         BIO 2250   Basic Human Physiology 3 cr.  Non-laboratory study of the functioning of the body systems considering the integration and control of life processes in the cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the human body. Not applicable to Biology major but may be applied to Biology minor. 
         NSC 1250   Health Problems (FCS/NFS/NSC*) 4 cr.  Biological approach to health and disease in man. Study of drugs, smoking, alcohol, venereal disease, sex education, nutrition, heredity, and topics of current interest. (For non-science majors.) 
      CHM 1110   General Chemistry I 4 cr.  Principles of chemistry, including atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, solution concepts, acid-base theory, redox processes, and equilibrium. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: one year of high school chemistry or CHM 1010 with grade of C (2.0) or better; one year of high school algebra or MTH 1040 with grade of C (2.0) or better. Two years of high school algebra highly recommended, or MTH 1040 and 1050 with grades of C (2.0) or better. 
      CHM 1610   Introduction to Life Chemistry 4 cr.  Integrated organic and biochemical principles related to normal functioning of the human body. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: high school chemistry with graduation within the past two years, or CHM 1010 or CHM 1110 within the past two years, with a grade of C (2.0) or better, or chemistry placement test. (Does not apply toward chemistry major or minor.) 
      MTH 1050&1060 or MTH 1210 (5 cr. to be chosen)    
         MTH 1050 & 1060 (7 cr. to be chosen)    
            MTH 1050   College Algebra 4 cr.  Second course in algebra, designed to help students develop appropriate skills with algebraic concepts and processes needed for later courses. Emphasizes problem solving, multiple representations of functions, and the use of a graphing calculator. Topics include linear, quadratic, rational, and logarithmic functions. Prerequisite: two years of high school algebra, MTH 1040, or placement test. Does not apply toward mathematics major or minor. 
            MTH 1060   Trigonometry 3 cr.  Study of trigonometric functions, their properties, inverses and graphs; trigonometric ratios, the solutions of triangles; basic identities; the sum and difference formulas; trigonometric equations. Geometric vectors and operations with complex numbers are introduced. Prerequisite: MTH 1050 or equivalent. Does not apply toward mathematics major or minor. 
         MTH 1210   Precalculus 5 cr.  Focus on a study of functions, their inverses, graphs, and properties. Specifically, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions are explored. Students solve equations and real-world problems involving these functions. Graphing calculators are an integral part of the course. Prerequisites: two years of high school algebra within the last two years or MTH 1050. 
      PHY 2530   General Physics I 4 cr.  Fundamental methods of mechanics, molecular physics, heat, and sound. Opportunity for experiments at Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: MTH 1050 and MTH 1060, or MTH 1210, or the equivalent; or departmental approval. (Offered Fall Semester.) 
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