Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and be able to read college-level texts.
Transfers to: CSU
This course provides an overview of the origins of occupational safety and health standards in the United States. The environmental and social justice issues that led to the creation of workplace safety and health standards will be discussed, a detailed overview of required occupational safety and health standards and regulations will be provided, and the impact of current issues in sustaining occupational safety and health on a 21st century workforce will be emphasized. Students will gain insights into the intersection of public safety, public health, and the building and environmental health standards which inform workplace safety policies and procedures. Course activities will include hands-on exercises to demonstrate hazard awareness; the correct use of tools, material handling, and safety equipment; and the development of emergency protocols and safety procedures. Students will have the opportunity at course completion to receive a Department of Labor (DOL) 30-hour Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) certification card provided all course requirements are met. The DOL card is often an initial certification for industrial occupational safety and health technicians, first line supervisors and managers, and construction and building inspectors.
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921