VSP-121 Industrial Safety Electrical/Electronic

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

 

Course title : VSP 121 Industrial Safety Electrical/Electronic

Campus : CTEC

Initiator:  Gardner Edgar

Date: 3/25/19

Course description

The course is designed to introduce the students to safe working practices and occupational hazards in the electrical and electronic industries. The emphasis is on the safe working practices, electrical hazards, safety rules and regulations, and ways to prevent and minimize safety accidents and risks in the workplace.

 

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:



Hours per Week


No. of Weeks


Total Hours


Semester Credits

Lecture


1.5

x

16

=

24/16

=

1.5

Laboratory



x


=


=


Lecture/Lab



x


=


=


Workshop



x


=


=





Total Semester Credits


1.5







PURPOSE OF COURSE:

[ ] Degree requirement

[ ] Degree elective

[X] Certificate

[ ] Other

 

PREREQUISITES: None

 

 

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:

 

PSLO#

Program

PSLO #1: Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the workplace.

Certificate of Achievement in Electronic Engineering Technology



 

1)  INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES 

[ ]

1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

[ ]

2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

[ ]

3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

[ ]

4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

[ ]

5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

[ ]

6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

[X]

7.  Foundations and skills for life-long learning  : purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

[X]

8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

2)   PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able to: 

  1. Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the work place.
  2. Use electricity hand and power tools competently.
  3. Test electrical equipment.
  4. Interpret schematic wiring diagrams and waveforms.
  5. Determine the amount of load per circuit.
  6. Install residential wiring circuits according to given specification and plan.

 

3)   COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (General): The student will be able to: 

  1. Describe the responsibilities and personal characteristics of a professional craftsperson.
  2. Explain the causes and results of accidents in the workplace.
  3. Identify and describe the hazards commonly found at job sites.
  4. Describe personal protection equipment (PPE) and the proper use of PPEs.
  5. Describe the proper lifting method and aerial work with ladders and scaffolds.
  6. Explain the National Electric Code (NEC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) rules and regulations that apply to electricians and electronic technicians.
  7. Demonstrate fire safety, fire prevention, and the use of fire extinguishers.
  8. Identify and describe electrical hazards and know how to avoid or minimize them in the workplace.
  9. Explain the concept of First Aid and its particular importance to workers in electric and electronic fields.

4)   COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be able to: 

 CSLO (General) 1: Describe the responsibilities and the personal characteristics of a professional craftsperson. 

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

1.1 Explain the importance and benefits of safety obligations and responsibilities for employers and workers.

7,8

1

Written exercises and tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms and short answer questions

1.2 Recognize and describe the characteristics of professional behavior.

7,8

1

Written exercises and tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms and short answer questions

1.3 Describe the impact of positive attitudes in the workplace.

7,8

1

Written exercises and tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms and short answer questions

 CSLO (General) 2: Explain the causes and results of accidents in the workplace. 

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Identify and explain some of the main causes of accidents in the workplace.

7*

1

Written exercises and tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, short answer questions, and essay/Power-point presentation (a rubric will be used to evaluate essay and Power-point presentation)

2.2 Describe housekeeping rules and its benefits in the workplace.

7

1

Written exercises and tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms and short answer questions

2.3 Describe company safety policies versus Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.

7,8

1

Written exercises and tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms and short answer questions

2.4 Explain the ways of reporting injuries, accidents, and incidents.

7

1

Written exercises and tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms and short answer questions

2.5 Explain evacuation procedures.

7

1

Written exercises and tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms and short answer questions

 CSLO (General) 3: Identify and describe the hazards commonly found at job sites. 

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Explain the risks and hazards of welding work and the precautions to prevent accidents and injuries.

7

1

Written exercises and tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, short answer questions, and multiple choice items

3.2 Explain the safety rules when working around trenches and excavations.

7

1

Written exercises and tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, short answer questions, and multiple choice items

3.3 Define proximity work and explain the safety rules to prevent accidents and injuries.

7

1

Written exercises and tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, short answer questions, and multiple choice items

3.4 Define confined spaces and explain the safety rules to prevent accidents and injuries.

7

1

Written exercises and tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, short answer questions, and multiple choice items

3.5 Describe a lockout/tag-out system.

7

1

Written exercises and tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, short answer questions, and multiple choice items

3.6 Explain the safety aspects of barriers and barricades at job sites.

7,8

1

Written exercises and tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, short answer questions, and multiple choice items

3.7 List hand and power tools hazards that are associated with electrical or electronic work in the workplace.

7

1

Written exercises and tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, short answer questions, and multiple choice items

 CSLO (General) 4: Describe personal protection equipment (PPE) and the proper use of PPE. 

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Describe the purpose and needs for PPE.

7,8

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

4.2 Identify the various PPE commonly used at job sites, including hard hat, safety goggles, safety harness, gloves, safety shoes, hearing protection, and respiratory protection.

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

4.3 Explain how to properly use and care for each PPE.

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

 CSLO (General) 5: Describe the proper lifting method and the aerial work with ladders and scaffolds. 

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Explain and demonstrate the six steps of the proper lifting techniques

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

5.2 Explain aerial work and the equipment used for it.

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

5.3 Describe various ways of properly using and inspecting the ladders and scaffolds.

7,8

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

5.4. Identify and explain the different types of ladders and applications.

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

 CSLO (General) 6: Explain the NEC and NFPA rules and regulations that apply to electricians and electronic technicians. 

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

6.1 Explain what the NEC is and describe various rules electricians or technicians must abide by.

7,8

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

6.2 Explain NFPA rules and describe how electricians or technicians comply and may violate them

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

 CSLO (General) 7: Demonstrate fire safety, fire prevention, and the use of fire extinguishers. 

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

7.1 Explain how fires started.

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

7.2 Describe ways and guidelines to prevent fires in the workplace.

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, and short answer questions

7.3 Describe flammable and combustible liquids, flammable gases, and ordinary combustibles.

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

7.4 Explain the classes of fires.

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

7.5 Use a fire extinguisher

7

1

Practical exercise

 CSLO (General) 8: Identify and describe electrical hazards and know how to avoid or minimize them in the workplace. 

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

8.1 Describe the physiological reactions electrical shock causes and list various degrees of current the human body can tolerate.

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

8.2 Identify and describe ways and the uses of appropriate PPEs that can help reduce the risk of receiving an electrical shock.

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

8.3 Explain static causes and CMOS damages prevention straps, mats, and grounding.

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

8.4 Explain the safety hazards when working near batteries.

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

8.5 Explain RF transmitter hazards and precautions.

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

 CSLO (General) 9: Explain the concept of First Aid and its particular importance to workers in electric and electronic fields. 

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

9.1 Identify the contents of a First Aid kit commonly used for the electric and electronic fields.

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

9.2 Describe the importance of the First Aid kit to workers.

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

9.3 Explain precautions for untrained people.

7

1

Written exercises the tests in the following forms:

· Defining terms, multiple choice items, short answer questions

 

5)  COURSE CONTENT:

a.  Characteristics of a professional electrician/technician

b.  Causes of accidents and results

c.  Job hazards

d.  Personal protective equipment (PPE)

e.  Lifting and aerial work

f.  NEC and NFPA

g.  Fire safety

h.  Electrical safety

i.  First Aid

 

6)  METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

 

  [X] Lecture [ ] Cooperative learning groups

[ ] Laboratory [X] In-class exercises

[X] Audio visual [X] Demonstrations

[ ] Other: _______________________________

7)  REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:

National Center for Construction Education and Research, Electrical Safety Trainee Guide. New York City, New York: Pearson, 2017 (or most recent edition)

8)  REFERENCE MATERIALS:

National Center for Construction Education and Research, Core Curriculum Trainee Guide. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2008 (or most recent edition)

 

 

9)  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS:  None

 

10)  EVALUATION:

 

The student must achieve 70% mastery or a “C” grade to pass this course.

 

11)  CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:  None

VSP121 Industrial Safety Electrical/Electronics
Electronics CC endorsed: 02/17/2020

VPIA approved: 02/21/2020


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