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Industrial Engineering Course Description

IE 2301 - INTRODUCTION TO SAFETY ENGINEERING


PROVIDES A BASIS TO ASSIST STUDENTS IN UNDERSTANDING AND APPLYING THE SCIENTIFIC AND ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES ASSOCIATED WITH THE FIELD OF SAFETY ENGINEERING.  SPECIFICALLY, THE COURSE WILL PROVIDE A BACKGROUND IN, INFORMATION ON AND APPLICATION EXERCISES IN THE NATURAL, CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL LAWS AND FORCES ASSOCIATED WITH SAFE DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF WORK-RELATED TASKS AND INDUSTRIAL AND CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.  THESE INVOLVE SOILS AND EXCAVATION, TRENCHING AND SHORING, PERMANENT AND TEMPORARY WORK PLATFORMS AND SCAFFOLDING, CRANES, RIGGING, ROPES, SLINGS AND CHAINS, FALL PROTECTION, PRESSURE VESSELS, CONFINED SPACE ENTRY, ENERGY ISOLATION AND PREPARATION OF EQUIPMENT, HOT WORK, WELDING, PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING. THE COURSE WILL ALSO ADDRESS SAFETY RELATED ISSUES ASSOCIATED WITH BUILDING AND FACILITY DESIGN AND LAYOUT, JOB, TASK AND WORK SETTING LAYOUT.  THE COURSE WILL STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFETY ENGINEERING AS PART OF BOTH THE CORRECTIVE PROCESS AND THE DESIGN PROCESS.

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