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Occupational Health and Safety

Emphasis on the recognition, evaluation, and control of hazardous agents in the work environment; regulations pertaining to the California and Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration; the toxicological effects of hazardous agents in the workplace, occupational diseases and methods of prevention; industrial safety practices; the administration and management of safety programs; and monitoring techniques for airbourne contaminants, noise, heat, illumination, and radiation.

A forty-hour HAZWOPER certification that meets OSHA requirements for 29 CFR 1910.120 is given upon the successful completion of EHMT 230.

Core Courses
EHMT 100
Introduction to Environmental Technology
3
EHMT 130 Health Effects of Hazardous Materials 3
EHMT 230 Safety and Emergency Response 4
 
Associate of Science Degree
EHMT 100
Introduction to Environmental Technology
3
EHMT 260 Occupational Safety 3
CHEM 100 General Chemistry 4
EHMT 130 Health Effects of Hazardous Materials 3
EHMT 261 Occupational Safety Management 3
EHMT 230 Safety and Emergency Response 4
EHMT 290–293 Environmental Technology Cooperative Work Experience I-IV 2–4
BIOL 190 Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
EHMT 201 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene 4
EHMT 290–293 Environmental Technology Cooperative Work Experience I-IV 2–4

  Total Units 33–37

Recommended Electives: BIOL 211, 265; MATH 119.

To earn an associate degree, additional General Education and Graduation Requirements must be completed.

 
Certificate of Achievement
EHMT 100 Introduction to Environmental Tech. 3
EHMT 130 Health Effects of Hazardous Materials 3
EHMT 230 Safety and Emergency Response 4
EHMT 260 Occupational Safety 3
EHMT 201 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene 4

  Total Units 17

 

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