CE 121: Workplace Health and Safety

GENERAL INFORMATION:

 

Course title: CE 121 Workplace Health and Safety

Campus: CTEC

Initiator: Cirilo B. Recana

Date: March 6, 2019

Course description:

This course introduces the student to the study of workplace health and safety. The course introduces student to safe work practices at home and at work as well as how to identify and prevent or correct problems associated with occupational safety and health in these locations. The course is designed to assist the student with the implementation of safe healthy practices.

 

 

COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

   

Hours per Week

 

No. of Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

3

x

16

=

48/16

=

3.0

Laboratory

   

x

 

=

/48

=

 

Lecture/Lab

   

x

 

=

/16

=

 

Workshop

   

x

 

=

/32

=

 
     

Total Semester Credits

 

3.0

PURPOSE OF COURSE:

[X] Degree requirement

[ ] Degree elective

[X] Certificate

[ ] Other

 

PREREQUISITES: None

 

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:

 

PSLO#

Program

1. Identify safety and occupational health requirements in the building industry with specified hand and power tools.

3. Identify the basic function of other building trades.

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Building Technology

1) INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

[X ]

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.

[X ]

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.

[X ]

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.

[ ]

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. Demonstrate proper use and maintenance of various hand and power tools used by electricians that comply with industry safety standards.

2. Develop knowledge and skills by experimentation and calculation of electrical quantities of electrical circuits.

3. Demonstrate knowledge and skills required in electrical wiring systems in compliance with current electrical codes and standards.

 

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

 

1. Describe the meaning of workplace health and safety (WHS).

2. Explain the purpose of OSHA and how it promotes safety on the workshop or jobs.

3. Demonstrate skills and knowledge on the principles and practices of workshop health and safety (WHS).

4. Identify work equipment hazards and risk control.

5. Develop a task plan, hazards and risk assessment associated with the use of electricity

in the workplace.

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

CSLO (General) 1: Describe the meaning of workplace health and safety (WHS).

 

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

1.1 Define workplace health and safety (WHS).

1,2,6

1

A quiz is used to assess the CSLO 1.1 to 1.3

A rubric scale is used to assess students’ competence in describing the difference between workplace health and safety to occupational health and safety (CSLO 1.2 to 1.3).

1.2 Relate workplace health and safety (WHS) to occupational health and safety (OHS).

1.3 Identify the importance of workplace health and safety.

1.4

   

CSLO (General) 2: Explain the purpose of OSHA and how it promotes safety in the workshop or jobsite.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Describe the purpose of OSHA.

1,2,6,7

1

A quiz is used to assess the CSLO 2.1 to 2.3.

A rubric scale is used to assess students’ competence in describing the importance and purpose of OSHA rules in the workplace or jobsite. (CSLO 2.1 and 2.3).

2.4 Outline OSHA rules/standards that apply to workshop health and safety.

2.3 State the advantages of using OSHA rules in the workplace.

 

CSLO (General) 3: Demonstrate skills and knowledge on the principles and practices of workshop health and safety (WHS).

 

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Apply safe work practices in a range of contexts and work locations.

1,2,6,7

1

A test is used to assess the CSLO 3.1 to 3.4.

A rubric scale is used to assess students’ competence in demonstrating the skills and knowledge in practicing workshop health and safety management. (CSLO 3.1to 3.4).

3.2 Explain specified workplace requirements pertaining to hazard identification and risk assessment.

3.3 Identify WHS hazards and assess risks.

3.4 Follow workplace emergency procedures.

 

CSLO (General) 4: Identify work equipment hazards and risk control.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Outline general requirements for work equipment.

1,2,6,7

1

A test or quiz is used to assess the CSLO 4.1 to 2.4.

A rubric scale is used to assess students’ competence in describing the importance and purpose of OSHA rules in the workplace or jobsite. (CSLO 2.1 and 2.3).

4.2 Explain the hazards and control for hand-held tools.

4.3 Describe the main mechanical and non-mechanical hazards of machinery.

4.4 Explain the main control measures for reducing risks from machinery hazards.

CSLO (General) 5: Develop a task plan, hazards and risk assessment associated with the use of electricity in the workplace.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Outline principles, hazards and risk associated with the use of electricity in the workplace.

1,2,6,7*

1

A test or quiz is used to assess the CSLO 2.1 to 2.3.

A rubric scale is used to assess students’ competence in describing the importance and purpose of OSHA rules in the workplace or jobsite. (CSLO 2.1 and 2.3).

5.2 Identify control measures that should be taken when working with electrical systems or using electrical equipment in normal workplace conditions.

5) COURSE CONTENT

1. Definition and purpose of workshop health and safety (WHS).

2. OSHA rules and standards on workshop and jobsite health and safety.

3. Workplace procedures for hazards identification and risk control.

4. Work equipment hazards and risk control.

5. Electrical health and safety in the workplace.

 

6) METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

 

[ü ] Lecture [ ] Cooperative learning groups

[ ] Laboratory [ ü ] In-class exercises

[ ] Audio visual [ ü ] Demonstrations

[ ] Other

7) REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS

 

National Center for Construction Education and Research, (2008) Core Curriculum Trainee

Guide. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall (or most recent edition)

8) REFERENCE MATERIALS

 

National Center for Construction Education and Research, (2008) Electrical Level One Trainee

Guide. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall (or most recent edition)

Hughes, P. and Ferrett, E. (2011) Introduction to Health and Safety at Work. Wyman Street,

Waltham. MA 02451, USA: Butterworth-Heinemann (or most recent edition)

9) INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS

 

None

10) EVALUATION

 

Student must achieve 70% mastery or a "C" grade or higher to pass this course. A hands-on activity using rubric and written test (examination) are used as summative assessment tool.

11) CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

None

CE 121 Workplace Health and Safety

Endorsed by CC: 11/30/2020

 

Approved by VPIA: 12/01/2020

 

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