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Fire Academy - TEEX · Workforce Education · Safety - OSHT

Accdnt Prvnt, Inspct, Investig
OSHT-1313

  • Fall 2021
  • Section 400 CRN-21816
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/30/2021 to 12/16/2021
  • Modified 08/30/2021

Meeting Times

Lecture

  • TR 5:30pm-7:40 pm

Contact Information

Instructor CL Domel

Description

Provides a basis for understanding the nature of occupational hazard recognition, accident prevention, loss reduction, inspection techniques, and accident investigation analysis.

Core Curriculum Statement

This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes

1. Describe the components of an effective accident investigation.

2. Analyze factors which contributed to accidents.

3. Recommend appropriate changes to prevent further accidents.

4. Explain the components of an effective safety inspection and make appropriate recommendations to correct hazards identified by the inspection.

Materials

All campus locations Textbook: Accident Investigation Techniques: Author Jeffrey S. Oakley. Published by: The American Society of Safety Engineers. IBSN: 1-885581-47-5

Course Requirements

The student should maintain at least a 70% average on all course work to successfully complete OSHT 1313. Successful completion of OSHT 1313 is one of several courses that will prepare the student to articulate into a senior institution.

Evaluation

Criteria:
Type                               Weight  
Class Participation             15%
Quizzes                              15%
Exam 1                               20%
Exam 2                               20%
Exam 3                               20%
Comprehensive Final Exam 10%
(4 major grades including: 3 regular exams and 1 comprehensive final exam.)

Blinn College Policies

All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Regulations are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s Blinn Buc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Information about the changes Blinn has made to the Fall semester: Back with Blinn.

Civility Statement
Blinn College holds all members of the college community, which includes students, faculty, and staff accountable for their actions and words. Therefore, all members should commit themselves to behave in a manner that respects and demonstrates concern for the dignity, rights, and freedoms of others, including respect for the physical and intellectual property of all members of the college community.


Civility Notification Statement. If a student is asked to leave the classroom because of uncivil behavior, the student may not return to that class until he or she arranges a conference with the instructor; it is the student’s responsibility to arrange for this conference within two school days of being notified of the suspension from class. This statement reflects step one of three possible steps in the incivility process. The Incivility Protocol is detailed in the Blinn College Catalog and in Blinn College Board Policy FLB (LOCAL).


Attendance Policy
Class attendance is essential for student success; therefore, students are required to promptly and regularly attend all classes. A record of attendance is maintained from the first day of classes and/or the first day the student’s name appears on the roster through final examinations. Students who accrue one week’s worth of absences during the semester will be sent an e-mail through their Buc account requiring them to contact their instructor and immediately schedule a conference to discuss their attendance issues. Students who accumulate two weeks’ worth of unexcused absences, may be administratively withdrawn from class. There are four forms of excused absences recognized by the institution:


1. Observance of religious holy days - Students should notify their instructor(s) no later than the 15th day of the semester concerning the specific date(s) for absences for any religious holy day(s);
2. Representing the College District at an official institutional function;
3. Dual credit students representing the high school or independent school district at an official institutional function; and
4. Military service.
Other circumstances may be considered an excused absence at the discretion of the faculty member with appropriate documentation. College District-mandated attendance policy applies to all coursework; including coursework in developmental/ non-credit courses. Failure to attend developmental classes will also result in removal from the course as defined by the College District.


It is the student’s responsibility to officially drop a class he or she is no longer attending. Students interested in dropping a course or withdrawing from school may do so by logging into myBlinn and clicking on the “My Records” tab, clicking on “add or drop classes” under registration tools, and then selecting the current registration term and “webdrop” from the action drop down menu. The final step is scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking submit. Students should contact Enrollment Services at 979-830-4800 for assistance with webdrop or to drop due to: severe illness, care for a sick, injured, or needy person, death of a close relative/relation, military duty, military duty of a close relative/relation, or change in work schedule. The last day to drop a class with a Q is set according to the Academic Calendar.


Scholastic Integrity
The Scholastic Integrity Policy is located in the Blinn College Catalog, in Blinn College Board Policy FLDB (LOCAL), and the Blinn College Administrative Procedures Manual. A student accused of scholastic dishonesty is entitled to due process as outlined in these documents.
It is the responsibility of students and faculty members to maintain scholastic integrity at the College District by refusing to tolerate any form of scholastic dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, or any other act of dishonesty. If there is compelling evidence that a student is involved in cheating or plagiarism, the instructor will address the infraction.
Students with Disabilities
Non-Discrimination Statement
Blinn College does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by applicable federal laws and regulations. The designated coordinator for Blinn College’s compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) is Patricia E. Moran, M.Ed., 902 College Avenue, Brenham, TX 77833, (979) 830-4157. Students should make arrangements for disability service directly with each campus on which they attend classes. Students enrolled on the Brenham, Schulenburg, and Sealy campuses should contact (979) 830-4157 for more information. Students on the Bryan Campus should contact (979) 209-7264.


Services for Students with Documented Disabilities
Students with documented disabilities must self-identify and provide current, appropriate documentation of the disability to the Office of Disability Services (ODS) prior to receiving services. Students are encouraged to contact this office as early as possible to initiate services. Direct services to students with disabilities are provided in the following areas:
• Assessment of needs and appropriate services
• Provision of classroom and testing accommodations
• Assistance in orientation and registration procedures
• Counseling on disability related issues
Information, education, referrals, and consultation about specific disabilities are available to interested parties on request. For answers to specific questions or to request an information packet, contact the Office of Disability Services on the specific campus you will be attending.
Bryan Campus: (979) 209-7251; Brenham, Sealy, Schulenburg Campuses: (979) 830-4157


Final Grade Appeal
If a student wishes to appeal a final course grade, the guidelines and timeline for a three-step appeal process are detailed in the Blinn College Catalog, in Blinn College Board Policy FLDB (LOCAL), and the Blinn College Administrative Procedures Manual.


Electronic Devices
Cellular telephones and beepers/pagers must be disengaged and kept out of sight while the student is in the Blinn College Library or any classroom/lab, unless otherwise instructed. Any noncompliance with this policy shall be addressed in accordance with the Blinn College Administrative Procedure Manual – Electronic Devices.

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