INDS 155 - Industrial Safety
1.5 Credit: (0 lecture, 2 open-lab, 0 clinical) 2 Contact Hours:
This course covers basic industrial safety practices, and includes examples of unsafe practices. Safety topics include: fire, electrical, moving machinery, lifting, vision and hearing and overhead work.
OFFERED: fall and spring semesters
Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1: Examine basic workplace safety.
- Define a built-in hazard.
- Explain how different types of on-the-job injuries are caused.
- Describe methods of preventing accidents from causing injuries.
- Explain types of off-the-job injuries.
- Explain the precautions to take before entering an enclosed space, tunnel, or manhole.
- Explain how to work safely in a high-traffic area.
- Demonstrate proper lifting/carrying techniques.
Goal 2: Demonstrate the safe use of tools.
- Describe signs of a defective hand tool.
- Demonstrate the safe use of hand tools.
- Demonstrate safe use of sharp tools.
- Demonstrate safe use of a hand-truck.
Goal 3: Demonstrate the safe use of machines.
- Demonstrate the safe use of a gasoline engine.
- Demonstrate the safe use of a ladder.
- Demonstrate lock-out/tag-out.
- Explain various types of hazardous machine motions.
- Identify the various pinch points in a machine.
- Explain the function of various mechanical safeguards on a machine.
- Demonstrate repair of a damaged wire.
Goal 4: Demonstrate the use of personal protective gear.
- Demonstrate use of protective clothing.
- Demonstrate the use of respiratory equipment.
Goal 5: Demonstrate techniques for dealing with fire.
- Compare firefighting agents.
- Demonstrate the use of various types of fire extinguishers.
Goal 6: Examine laws related to workplace safety.
- Demonstrate the use of MSDS sheets.
- Explain how to store a chemical safely.
- Examine OSHA.
- Examine MIOSHA.
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