EHS651: Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Program Management
- Graduate level
- Winter term(s) for residential students;
- 2 credit hour(s) for residential students;
- Instructor(s): Lach, Jan (Residential);
- Offered Every other year (next semester: Winter 2023)
- Last offered Winter 2021
- Prerequisites: None
- Description: This course introduces future leaders of plant and corporate level occupational health, safety and environmental programs to the breadth of functions and activities routinely performed by OHSE managers. Among the topics discussed are: OHSE organization structure and staffing, management systems, program content and metrics, budgeting, risk management, incident investigation and management, emergency preparedness and response, regulatory compliance, legal systems, health and safety culture, and prevention through design processes.
- Learning Objectives: Students will gain a fundamental understanding of: (1) How OHSE programs are typically organized, the roles and responsibilities of OHSE managers, and expectations of other OHSE stakeholders in the organization. (2) Challenges associated with managing personnel and processes, including dealing with ethical issues, setting goals and measuring performance, hiring and training professionals, and managing consultants. (3) Financial aspects of program management, such as risk management and insurance, budgeting, workers compensation, and legal liability for both corporate activities and products. (4) Incident investigation and management, as well as emergency planning and response management. (5) Regulatory rulemaking, inspections, and compliance management processes.
|Department||Program||Degree||Competency||Specific course(s) that allow assessment||EHS||Industrial Hygiene||MPH||Describe the relevance of business and managerial practices to workplace health and safety||EHS651|