||Environment and Society
|Environment and Society studies the dependency of humans on their
natural environment while emphasizing conservation, sustainability,
and energy efficiency. The course initially examines the structure
and function of ecosystems. The course then examines man's impact
upon ecosystems and public health by identifying various sources
of air contaminants, water contaminants, and soil contaminants and
the composition of municipal and industrial waste. The course
concludes with an examination of society's use of and dependency
upon energy and the fuels used to generate power and electricity,
including fossil fuels, nuclear fuels, and alternative energy sources
(solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal). Current writings and events
related to the environment are identified and discussed. Public
officials and governmental bodies and proceses that protect human
health and the environment are also examined.
||Environmental and Society Lab
|Prerequisite: ESOH 100 or concurrent with ESOH 100
This is a science laboratory course designed to provide students
with hands-on experiences that are relevant, easy to understand,
and presented in an interesting and informative manner. The
laboratory sessions are grouped by topical categories that can be
used in conjunction with the ESOH 100 textbook. Topics will be
explored by laboratory exercises, independent investigation,
and literature review. The ESOH 100L course may be taken with the
ESOH 100 course.
||Intro to Emergency Mgmt
|This course will serve as a practical introduction for
students who must understand the process of disaster planning,
response, and mitigation through the use of selected case
studies and examples of disasters from around the world
to connect theory to real-world application.
||Strategies for College Learning and Career Development
|This course is designed to provide an overview of the various
facets of the environmental and occupational safety and health
industry and the related aspects of other industries. Effective
study skills, job interviewing skills, and time management are
||Intro to Environmental, Occ Health and Emergency Mgmt
|Prerequisite: enrolled in the UF-USA program
This course is designed to provide an overview of the sociopolitical
and technological responses to environmental pollution,
occupational health and emergency management challenges in the
United States. Topics include explanation of the fundamentals
of environmental science and engineering, description of facts
about global and domestic environmental issues, explanation of
United States environmental, public health, and safety policy,
laws and regulations, and a discussion of sustainability and
environmental and health risk assessment. Throughout the course,
there will be a discussion and demonstration of career
opportunities in these fields.
||Chemistry of Hazardous Materials (AHTC)
|This course shows the student how fundamentals of chemistry apply
to hazardous materials. Included are risks of exposure to hazardous
substances, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department
of Transportation (DOT) perspectives for classification, and
chemical behavior of hazardous materials. Classroom demonstrations
highlight the major concepts. Topic areas include hydrocarbons and
their derivatives, flammable liquids and solids, explosives, reactives,
corrosives, compressed gases and cryogenics, and radioactive materials.
||OSHA Hazardous Waste Site Worker (40-Hour Safety) Training (AHTC)
|This course provides participants with the practical knowledge
concerning response operations for remediation incidents involving
hazardous materials. The course emphasizes uncontrollable (remediation)
site functions, methods of operation, and safety in cleaning up
hazardous substances dumped or spilled, or investigations at abandoned
hazardous waste sites.
||OSHA 8-Hr Haz Waste Site Worker Refresher (AHTC)
|Prerequisite: ESOH 150
This course is designed to comply with 29 CFR 1910.120 requirements
regarding annual follow-up training for hazardous waste site workers
who have previously received the OSHA 40-hour Safety Training. This
is a repeatable course. This course is graded S/U.
||OSHA Haz Waste Site Sprvsr Trng (AHTC)
|Prerequisite: ESOH 150
This course trains the supervisor to implement the employer's programs
in safety, health hazards, monitoring, and protective equipment, as
well as recordkeeping and documentation of site operations and accident
||Technician Level Emergency Response Training (AHTC)
|Prerequisite: ESOH 150
This course provides participants with practical knowledge concerning
response operations for emergency incidents involving hazardous
materials. The course emphasizes the incident command system (ICS),
methods of mitigation and control at an emergency response, safety
issues considered in an emergency response, and termination procedures.
||Refresher for Emerg. Resp. Trng (AHTC)
|This course is designed to address the OSHA 8-hour annual refresher
training requirement. It is also designed for training the emergency
responder at the operations and technician levels. The workshop
reviews the basic requirements and current updated regulations and
techniques associated with emergency response. Through the use of
scenarios and hands-on exercises, it allows students to maintain their
proficiency in the regional areas. This course is graded S/U.
||Incident Command for Industrial Responders Training (AHTC)
|Prerequisite: ESOH 153
This course will introduce participants to the ICS as addressed by the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Fire Academy.
Recommendations from OSHA, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA),
and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be stressed. Students
with industry background will gain the knowledge and experience of what
assisting agencies can offer in a hazardous materials or "hazmat"
incident. They will also learn how they fit into the ICS
on larger scale events. Students with public agency background will
gain knowledge and experience in working within the incident
command structure. Students with emergency response
background will gain knowledge and experience in commanding spill
mitigations and clean-up. They will also learn how to better work with
outside agencies. Strong emphasis will be given to actual case studies,
scenarios, and table-top exercises.
||CPR/First Aid/Adv First Aid
|This course is designed to introduce concepts of first aid and
build the student's knowledge base to an operations level.
The training will consolidate student's knowledge and skills
in order to operate at the workplace in the private or
||Personal Emergency Preparedness
|Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility requiring
each individual to take charge of her/his own preparedness.
This course will review the needs and requirements for
individual and family emergency preparedness and train the
student in the preparation of individual and family
emergency plans for family members.
||Search and Rescue
|This course will focus on the basics of search and rescue and
include training to achieve the competencies required to
demonstrate basic Search and Rescue (SAR) principles and
skills to become Call-Out-Qualified (CMQ), become certified
in FEMA Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
||Industrial Proc. & Haz Recogntn
|Prerequisite: ESOH 100 or permission of instructor
This course is designed to introduce the main processes involved
in mining, production, and manufacturing operations. Through a
combination of lectures, case studies, and field trips, the student
will recognize the potential sources of occupational hazard exposure,
air and water pollution, and solid waste that result from such
operations. While the major focus of the course will be basic
recognition, attention will be given to methods of scientific
evaluation, engineering control, and regulatory requirements.
||OSHA 30-Hr General Industry Compliance (AHTC)
|This course will provide the student with the basic information and
training requirements necessary to develop and implement an in-house
OSHA voluntary compliance program and methods of finding, interpreting,
and implementing regulations pertaining to employee safety. Course
topics will include: introduction to OSHA; OSHA Act and General Duty
Clause; inspections, citations, penalties, and recordkeeping; walking
and working surfaces; means of egress and fire protection; hazardous
materials; personal protective equipment; permit-required confined
spaces; lockout tagout; materials handling; machine guarding, welding,
cutting, and brazing; electrical and safety-related work practices;
hazard communication; OSHA recordkeeping; and other OSHA regulations.
The instructors have been approved to teach the course and will issue
Department of Labor voluntary compliance class completion cards to each
student completing the course.
||Confined Space Entrant/Attendant Supervisor and Basic Rescue Trng (AHTC)
|This course is designed for those in charge of confined space entry
programs needed to meet the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.146. The
written programs and the procedures required to be implemented are
explained so that entries can be made in a safe and timely manner.
Much emphasis is placed on assessment of confined space hazards and
monitoring for atmospheric hazards both present or potentially
possible. OSHA recommended criteria for working in confined spaces
are emphasized. Self-rescue and attendant-assisted rescue techniques
are stressed to allow for safe egress should a problem arise.
||DOT Haz Mat Transportation Trng (AHTC)
|This course is structured for participants to learn the basic
hazardous materials transportation regulations (49 CFR), and how
to apply them to daily operations involving any of the four
transportation modes (air, water, rail, highway). Training covers
hazardous materials package selection, use, marketing, and labeling,
proper shipping name, hazard class, UN/NA identification numbers,
and packaging group for shipping paper preparation. Additional
considerations for hazardous waste, hazardous substances, marine
pollutants, and inhalation hazard poisons are studied. Training
topics include: UN Performance Packaging Standards (HM-181),
hazardous material identification, DOT Hazard Communication, how
to use the hazardous materials table, hazardous material incident
notices/reporting, page loading/unloading, and UN Recommendations
||RCRA Haz Waste Generator Train (AHTC)
|This course is designed to ensure that a facility's operations
achieve and maintain regulatory compliance while meeting federal
and state personnel training requirements for industries and federal
facilities that generate hazardous waste. Training workshop topics
include cradle-to-grave management overview; hazardous waste
identification; satellite accumulation area and containers; generator
container/tank storage; container labeling; Resource Conservation
and Recovery Act (RCRA) permits-exempt activities; recordkeeping/
personnel training; RCRA preparedness and prevention programs; RCRA
contingency plans; and how to complete hazardous waste manifests,
Land Disposal Restriction (LDR) notification forms, annual/biennial
reports, and exception reports.
||Fund of Occupational Health
|Prerequisite(s): ESOH 180 and CHEM 111 or 130 or permission of
This course is an introduction to the scientific methods of
anticipating and recognizing occupational and environmental hazards
that may cause injury or disease among workers and/or citizens of a
community. Emphasis is placed upon the general workplace standards
of OSHA. Specific topics include the entry and action of biological,
chemical, and physical hazards, air sampling, monitoring, selection,
and use of personal protective equipment. Case examples are used
||Public Health Microbiology
|Prerequisite(s): ESOH 100 and 100L, BIOL 102, or permission of the
This course introduces microbiology from the whole body perspective
and covers principles and microbiological mechanisms from the body
system standpoint. Particular emphasis will be on public health
aspects. The course includes a laboratory component.
||Environmental Regulations & Laws
|Prerequisite(s): ESOH 100, 180, and 270 or permission of instructor
This course studies the federal legislative and regulatory
processes associated with the regulation of air quality,
air contaminant sources, surface water quality, sources of
water pollutants, drinking water, solid and hazardous waste, the
remediation of soil and groundwater, and the reporting of
the storage and releases of hazardous and toxic chemicals.
Specific study is made of the Administrative
Procedure Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the
Safe Drinking Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery
Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and
Liability Act, and the Emergency Planning and Community Right
to Know Act and their implementing regulations. Resources
utilized include the United States Code, the Federal Register,
and the Code of Federal Regulations.
||Environ. Sampling & Statistics
|Prerequisite(s): ESOH 100, 180, 270, 300, and MATH 123 or permission
of the instructor
Participants implement procedures for planning, collecting, documenting,
interpreting, and assessing the quality of environmental sampling
data. Case studies are used to assist students in preparing a
sampling and analysis plan for contaminants and sites selected by
participants. A group sampling exercise is planned and completed
by the class at a site. USEPA sampling guidelines are applied
throughout the course.
||Environmental Analysis and Standard Methods/Lecture
|Prerequisites: ESOH 315 and CHEM 325 and 325L or any other organic
chemistry lecture and laboratory course or permission of instructor.
Concurrent with ESOH 316L
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals, techniques,
and applications of "classical" (wet) and instrumental methods of
analysis by examining standardized measurement techniques in environmental
and health and safety investigations as the foundation of defensible
||Environ. Analysis & Std Mth Lab
|Prerequisite(s): ESOH 315 and CHEM 325 and 325L or any other organic
chemistry lecture and laboratory course or permission of instructor.
Concurrent with ESOH 316.
Measurements of volatile, semi-volatile, and inorganic compounds and metals
are conducted following APHA, ASTM, AWWA, EPA, and NIOSH standard methods.
Sample matrices tested include soil, water, and air. Both field and
laboratory procedures are utilized. Students conduct both field sampling
and pertinent analysis of collected samples.
||Emergency Mgmt Finance
|This course will focus on two areas of emergency management,
contracting for goods and services before, during, and
after an emergency; and, the financial management of
emergencies from the point of view of governmental agencies,
businesses, and individuals.
||Emergency Mgmt and Law
|Prerequisites: ESOH 105, 300 or permission of instructor
This course will focus on the United States and Ohio statutes,
regulations, and standards that govern emergency management.
The class will review the Patriot Act; Disaster Mitigation
Act; Stafford Emergency Assistance and Disaster Relief Act;
44 C.F.R.; Emergency Management and Assistance; Comprehensive
Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act;
Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950, as amended; Public Law
96-342, Improved Civil Defense, 1980; Pollution Prevention Act;
and the relevant Ohio statutes, regulations, and policies as they
pertain to the planning for and response to all hazards emergency
||Indust. Hygiene Sampling & Calc.
|Prerequisite(s): ESOH 270, BIOL 201, CHEM 111 or 130, and a physics
course or permission of the instructor
This course is a continuation of the concepts of ESOH 270. The
first two-thirds of the course places emphasis on methodologies of
gas, vapor, and aerosol sampling; including instrumentation function
and calibration, the last third of the course involves measurement
and evaluation of physical hazards including noise, heat stress,
lighting, and ergonomic hazards. The course will include a major
emphasis upon the types of problems and calculations likely to be
found in the ABIH certification examination. The course has
laboratory exercises and uses a case study to explore the methods
||Incident Scene & Evidence Invstn
|Prerequisite: junior status
This course will consider critical thinking investigation, root
cause analysis, fire science, and explosion design considerations.
The course will focus on the basic considerations of concern prior
to, during, and after the incident scene investigation. The course
will also emphasize the taking, preservation, and analysis of
evidence for use in administrative, civil, and criminal matters.
Additionally, the course will cover the law of evidence and the use
of expert opinion as evidence. Interview techniques will also be
||Environ. Permitting & Reporting
|Prerequisite: ESOH 300 or permission of the instructor
This course is an advanced application course which studies the
preparation and analysis of air and water permits and the
preparation of quarterly and annual reports, all of which are
submitted to state and federal regulators. Students examine
and complete various federal and state permit applications
regulating air contaminant sources, surface water discharges,
discharges to sanitary sewers, and storm-water discharges.
The course also requires the study of annual generator
hazardous waste reports, hazardous chemical inventories,
toxic release inventories, and the requirements associated
with accidental release reports under the Clean Water Act,
the Comprehensive Environmental Responses Compensation and
Liability Act, and the Emergency Planning and Community Right
to Know Act. The course also studies the regulatory
enforcement process associated with an entity's noncompliance
with permits and reports, including the administrative and judicial
processes, penalty calculations, and negotiations.
||Water, Wastewater, Solid and Hazardous Waste Treatment
|Prerequisite(s): ESOH 270, 300, and one course each in chemistry
and math or permission of the instructor
This course is a comprehensive overview of water, wastewater, solid,
and hazardous waste treatment technologiescurrently in use in the
environmental industry. The course explores both theoretical and \
practical aspects using a case-study approach.
||Human Res Issues for Env, Safety and Health Managers
|This course provides an overview of key areas of human resource
management that overlap with the management of environmental,
health, safety, and security issues at industrial facilities.
Topics include job and training analysis, labor relations, record
keeping and reporting, accident investigation and worker's
compensation, crisis management and contingency planning, as
well as fraud and other investigations.
||Intro to Project Mgmt
|This is a course designed to provide an introduction to
project management, particularly in the area of environmental
and safety and health programs. Both the technical aspects
of integrated project management, (e.g., scope, work breakdown,
scheduling, budgeting, completion) and personnel issues within
a project team are described. Students discuss case studies,
prepare an individual project plan, and work with various
management tools (e.g., PERT network diagrams and Gantt charts.)
||Mgmt of Safety & Health Programs
|Prerequisite: ESOH 270, BSEM 325, or an equivalent course.
This comprehensive capstone health and safety course includes
detailed study of the occupational safety and health regulatory
compliance requirements in prototypical U.S. industrial facilities.
It utilizes both the General Industry Standards of OSHA (29 CFR 1910)
and Construction Standards OSHA (29 CFR 1926) as well as
professional standards of the major consensus practice
organizations that address the practice of occupational health in general
industry and construction environments. Accident investigation and root
cause analysis is conducted. Case studies examine different
workplace settings and roles (e.g., regulator, consultant, or facility
staff) as well as the possible management tasks that students may
encounter in professional employment. Students are required to
complete workplace and facility audits, create program documents,
and conduct mock management assessments pertaining to staffing
and budgetary concerns.
||Emergency Mgmt Standards and Procedures II-Application
|The course will focus on the practical application of the following
standards and procedures addressed in a scenario- and case-based learning
format: NIMS, NFPA 1600, unified command, incident command
system, mutual-aid and the national model, liaison, and
communicating in an emergency. Case studies examine different
workplace settings and roles (e.g., regulator, consultant,
or victim) as well as the possible management tasks that students
may encounter in professional employment. Students are required
to complete workplace and facility audits, create program
documents, and conduct mock management assessments.
||Toxicology and Risk Assessment
|Prerequisite: ESOH 315 or permission of instructor
This capstone course emphasizes toxicology from the whole body
perspective and covers principles and mechanisms of toxicology,
absorption, distribution, and excretion of toxicants,
carcinogenesis, pesticides, metals, and other workplace and
environmental toxicants. The course applies the principles
of toxicity and exposure assessment to characterize risk.
The student will apply these principles to toxicants and
exposure routes at a site selected with the instructor's approval.
Class discussions and risk calculations will cover toxicological
exposure assessments for air, water, soil, and food. Risk-based
environmental decisions methods are introduced.
||Threat and Vulnerability Assessment and Management
|This capstone course applies the principles of threat and
vulnerability assessment to characterize risks facing
communities and workplaces using a case-study approach.
Class discussions will cover such hazards as hazard
and threat recognition, vulnerability analysis, biohazards,
trend analysis, risk mitigation, continuity of business
operations, and mutual aid agreements for the private sector.
Risk-based decision methods are introduced.
||All Hazards Emergency Planning
|This capstone course will be the culminating course in the
emergency planning portion of the program. It will bring together
concepts and procedures from previous course work and will
address the following topics: Communications inoperability,
mutual aid agreements, use of the national model proposed
by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National
Emergency Management Association (NEMA), business continuity,
resource management, donations management, debris management,
volunteer management, and leadership.
||Control & Engineering in Ind Hyg
|This course is a detailed study of ventilation control methods.
Case studies of general methods and local exhaust for control of
hazardous gases, vapors, and aerosols are investigated. Calculations
regarding the capture and reduction in contaminant levels are
required. Investigation of noise, temperature, ergonomic, and
radiation factors are considered. Students conduct a ventilation
and noise investigation that properly implements control practices
in an industrial setting.
||Econ & Policy Dvlmt of ESHM
|This course examines the historical evolution of policy-, law-,
and rule-making in the fields of environmental health and
protection, public health, and occupational safety and health. The
course evaluates the impact that these programs have had
upon the health of the natural environment and the health of
American citizens and workers, as well as the impact of protective
measures on the financial competitiveness of U.S. industries. The
effects of globalization, as well as alternative
policy approaches such as disease prevention/health maintenance,
pollution prevention, sustainable development, and industrial
ecology are also addressed.
||Environmental Audits & Assessmnt
|Prerequisite(s): ESOH 300 and 400 or permission of the instructor
This is a comprehensive capstone environmental course that instructs
students on approaches for conducting industrial operational
compliance audits for all applicable air, water, and waste
regulations as well as permitting and reporting requirements.
Students also obtain a working knowledge of, and ability to
conduct or direct, Phase I and Phase II environmental site
assessments pursuant to American Society for Testing and Materials
|This elective course helps qualify individuals for workforce training roles.
It describes the approaches of needs analysis, task analysis, and
performance objectives that are used to design training; lesson plans,
delivery and assessment techniques; and the validation and documentation
of training programs. Instructional strategies and media and
delivery techniques appropriate to the adult learner are also described.
This is a practical hands-on course where each student is expected to
develop, deliver, and be critiqued on a training presentation.
The presentation will be videotaped for those who request. The course
is designed for compliance with the ANSI Z-490 standard and participants
are eligible to sit for the National Environmental Training Association
CET or CIT exam.
||Internship in Environmental, Safety, & Occup Health Mgmt
|Prerequisites: ESOH 100, 180, 270, and 300 and at least two science courses,
permission of the instructor, completion of an application
from the Office of Internships and Placement, minimum of 2.75 GPA and a
minimum of 30 semester hours from The University of Findlay
This experience includes a practical experience-oriented activity
demonstrating cumulative skills and knowledge involving an internship, co-op,
or other significant work experience in which students work for a company
or public entity involved in any facet of an environmental, safety, and
health industry. The work experience must be pre-approved by a faculty member
and the Office of Internships and Placement. Regular reports and a portfolio
of material accomplished during the experience must be presented to the faculty
member to receive credit. The number of credits will be determined
with the student's adviser. This course will be graded S/U and may
be repeated with a maximum of 15 semester hours applying toward a degree.
||Adv Topics in Env.,Safety,and Occ. Health Mgmt
|This course provides for study of selected areas of environmental,
safety, and occupational health management not included in
regularly offered courses. The course may be taken multiple times, provided
the topics are different.
||Seminar in ESOHM
|Prerequisite: junior or senior status
This course is intended to provide diverse education and
exposure to all areas related to ESOH. The course may include
speakers from other disciplines including criminal justice,
forensic science, nuclear medicine, public health, and social
science. This course will provide students with an interdisciplinary
view of environmental, safety, and health issues. This course is
repeatable up to three semester hours.