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Course Descriptions

BA 8005 (.5 CEU) Occupational Safety and Risk Management Corequisite

This is a self-study corequisite on-line course to introduce new students to the elements and expectations of the Occupational Safety and Risk Management program.  Topics include using the Online Blackboard software tool, written communication skills, and the history of safety and risk management.  Completion of this course is a requirement for new students enrolling for the first time into the Occupational Safety and Risk Management certificate program and must be taken simultaneously with the first course they take (i.e. BA 8010, BA 8011, or BA 8020).

BA 8010 (2 CEU) Occupational Safety and Risk Management-General

The Occupational Safety and Risk Management – General course covers the underlying core competencies of common safety elements in the general industry standards.  This course covers topics such as the various safety, health, and environmental careers, develop writing and basic recordkeeping techniques, and understand the fundamental general industry safety along with introducing the students to regulatory interpretation.  

BA 8011 (2 CEU) Occupational Safety & Risk Management-Core

Occupational Safety and Risk Management – Core diversifying the regulatory instruction with a focus on the subjects within the general industry standards, MSHA, and environmental regulations.  This course includes elements of behavior and the human factor in safety to balance the students’ understanding in safety and risk management fields. Augmenting the students’ soft-skills by developing research competencies complement the safety and risk management readiness by preparing students to locate and discover facts for the decision-making process and promoting a safe workplace.

BA 8020 (2 CEU) Occupational Safety and Risk Management-Foundation

Occupational Safety and Risk Management – Foundation covers the instruction of regulatory and legislative material with a focus on construction, agricultural, and oil & gas industries.  Expanded concentration on OSHA vs. Cal/OSHA, safety culture, and environmental regulations are combined to develop the students’ overall understanding in safety and risk management fields.  Research and presentation skill development culminate to prepare students to conduct effective on-the-job safety meetings. 

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