Course Content and Outcome Guide for MCH 101

Course Number:
MCH 101
Course Title:
Occupational Health and Safety
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Course Description

A technical elective course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in the Machine Manufacturing Technology program. Introduces the concepts of industrial health and safety regulations, compensation laws, and profitability of safety management. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

This course is based on performance outcomes. The following performance outcomes are based upon established industry standards. The student will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following:
  • Safety Regulations
  • Accident Causation
  • Safety Issues Associated with:
  1. People
  2. Management
  3. Hazard Identification
  4. Hazard Control
  • Safe Environment in the Areas of:
  1. Material Handling
  2. Machinery Safeguarding
  3. Fire Prevention and Protection
  4. Industrial Hygiene
  • Considerations of Product Safety and Liability
  • Requirements of OSHA
  1. Preventative
  2. Regulatory  

Course Activities and Design

MCH 101 - Occupational Safety & Health will be presented by means of audio-visual presentations", demonstrations, lab experiences," and research activities. The course activities and design emphasize the development of skills and knowledge outcomes prescribed by established industry standards. The identified outcomes will be achieved by means of individual and team activities.  

Outcome Assessment Strategies

POLICY - Student performance measurements are based on established industry standards. The various areas of study during the course will be evaluated by a variety of activities. Typical of those activities are the following;
1. READING ASSIGNMENTS - Information sheets", textbooks, journal articles and the learning resource center are potential sources of information that the student will reference as directed in the modules identified in the introduction. 
2. PRACTICE - Completion of tasks and projects identified in the reading assignments", information sheets, journal articles and textbooks. Students are required to complete practice activities with 100% competency.
3. SELF-ASSESSMENT - Checking and evaluating the students understanding and knowledge gained through the reading assignments and practices typically done through a practice evaluation.
4. LAB ACTIVITIES - The lab assignment is to complete the classes conducted by the American Red Cross for Standard First Aid Certificate and CPR Certificate.
5. FINAL ASSESSMENT - An assessment in the form of a written exam and/or practical application that addresses the subject areas identified in the module packets. Students are required to complete final assessment activities with 85% competency.  
1. Occupational Safety & Health", by Goetsch, published by Prentice Hall, 2nd Edition, ISBN 0-13-228297-6
2. American Red Cross Standard First Aid Workbook; ISBN 0-86536-132-0
Recommended Reading Text
  1. Occupational Safety Management and Engineering; by Hammer; published by Prentice Hall Inc.; 1989", 4th edition; ISBN 0-13-629379-4
  2. Supervisors Safety Manual; published by the National Safety Council; 1976", 4th edition; ISBN 0-87912-061-4
  3. Industrial Safety and Health Management; by Asfhl; published by Prentice Hall", Inc.;
  4. Industrial Safety - Management and Technology; by Colling; published by Prentice Hall Inc.; 1990; ISBN 0-13-457235-1
  5. Machinery's Handbook