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Course Content and Outcome Guide for RET 188

Date: 06/14/12

Posted by: Curriculum Office

Course Number: RET 188
Course Title: Industrial Safety and OSHA 10

Transcript Title:  Industrial Safety and OSHA 10
Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 20

Lecture / Lab Hours:

Lab Hours: 0

Prereqs:  EET 111

Grading Options:  Letter A-F; Pass/No Pass; Audit in consultation with faculty

Special Fee:

Course Description:

Introduces safety practices in the electronics industry and covers industry OSHA-10 Safety Certified
Training. Includes handling hazardous materials; safe use of flammable and combustible liquids; types of
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); fall protection; crane, ladder and scaffolding safety; safe use of
hand and power tools.

Course Outcomes:

  • Apply standard safety procedures in an industrial environment.
  • Apply OSHA 10 safety practices in an industrial environment.
  • Be prepared to take the OSHA 10 Certification test


Outcome Assessment Strategies:

  • Homework assignments
  • Exams

Text & Materials:  (suggested and/or required)

Course Activities & Design:

This course will be presented through lecture and discussion sessions.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues, and Skills):

  • OSHA 10 certification.
  • Workplace hazard/warning signs and labels.
  • Standard categories of hazardous materials.
  • Documentation used with hazardous materials, such as the MSDS.
  • Different levels of danger that exist with electrical shock.
  • Appropriate actions to take in the event of an electrical accident.
  • Situations under which static electricity may cause damage to electrical components (ESD ‐ electrostatic discharge).
  • Practices for handling and working with electrical components, or electrical
    equipment that is sensitive to static electricity (ESD ‐ electrostatic discharge).
  • Functions of the UL (Underwriters Laboratories), CSA (Canadian Standards
    Association), and VDE (Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker) product
    testing/certification agencies.
  • Examples of product design characteristics for meeting product electrical safety requirements.

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