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Courses

Occupational Safety:

INSY 6010/6 SAFETY ENGINEERING I.

Occupational safety engineering and management with emphasis on control of hazardous materials, fire prevention, safety considerations in production facility design and maintenance, and operation of effective safety programs.

INSY 7020/6 SAFETY ENGINEERING II.

Systems safety analysis techniques including human error and reliability, fault trees, and cost benefit analysis.

INSY 8010/6 ADVANCED SAFETY ENGINEERING.

Topics of current interest in occupational safety research are reviewed. Occupational safety research methodology and research priorities are evaluated.

Ergonomics:

INSY 7060/6 ERGONOMICS I.

Overview of the human body systems and evaluation of the physiological response of the human body to occupational activities with emphasis on task design.

INSY 7070/6 ERGONOMICS II.

Use of biomechanics in the evaluation and design of work activities. Emphasis is placed on biomechanical modeling, manual materials handling, tool design, and repetitive motion trauma.

INSY 8060/6 ADVANCED ERGONOMICS.

Topics of current interest in occupational ergonomics and human factors research are reviewed. Occupational ergonomics and human factors research methodology and research priorities are evaluated.

Industrial Hygiene:

INSY 7050/6 FUNDAMENTALS OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE.

Introduction to the basic concepts of industrial hygiene with emphasis on the industrial hygiene/safety interface and on the evaluation and control of noise and vibration stress.

Human Factors:

INSY 7080/6 HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING.

Examination of human factors, ergonomics and safety research methodologies. Emphasis is on human information input, output and control processes with the objective of optimizing integration of the human into simple and complex systems.

INSY 7081 HUMAN FACTORS LABORATORY.

LAB. 3. Coreq. INSY 7080. Laboratory experience in testing human factors principles and concepts covered in INSY 7080. Experience in proper writing of laboratory reports. 

Research Methods:

INSY 8020/6 RESEARCH METHODS FOR OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY, ERGONOMICS, AND INJURY PREVENTION.

To introduce students to contemporary and developmental research methods in occupational safety, ergonomics, and injury prevention with emphasis on the public health model as applied to occupational injury prevention and epidemiology.

Forum & Practicum:

INSY 7190 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH FORUM I.

Investigation of real-world interdisciplinary OSH problems. Analysis and presentation of OSH concerns and solutions. Emphasis is placed on leadership and mentoring of other OSH students (INSY 7290).

INSY 7290 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PRACTICUM I.

Study of contemporary interdisciplinary issues in occupational safety and health. Investigation of real-world interdisciplinary OSH problems. Analysis and presentation of OSH concerns and solutions.

INSY 7390 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH FORUM II.  

Pr. INSY 7190. Continuation of OSH Forum I (contemporary interdisciplinary issues in occupational safety and health). Emphasis is placed on leadership and mentoring of other OSH students (INSY 7190).

INSY 7490 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PRACTICUM II.

Pr. INSY 7290. Investigation of real-world interdisciplinary OSH problems. Analysis and presentation of OSH concerns and solutions. Emphasis is placed on leadership and mentoring of other OSH students (INSY 7290).

INSY 7970/6 Special Topics Course: Cognitive Ergonomics.

The field of study that focuses on how well a system matches with the cognitive capabilities of its users. It draws on our knowledge of human perception, mental processing, and memory.

INSY 7970/6 Special Topics Course: Engineers as Experts: The Intersection of Engineering and the Law.

This special topics offering will introduce engineers to their role as expert witnesses in legal matters. Many engineers, over the course of their careers, are required/requested by their employers to participate in litigation as an expert. Numerous others offer expert witness and consulting services over their career as well.

Undergraduate Courses:

INSY 3020 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS.

Basic principles of occupational safety engineering and ergonomics in the evaluation and design of occupational work areas and processes that include human operators.

INSY 3021 METHODS ENGINEERING, WORK MEASUREMENT & ERGONOMICS LAB.

Develops the student's ability to design workplaces and methods while providing and understanding of the work measurement process. Enables students to generate much of the basic methods data utilized in most industrial engineering projects.

INSY 5010 SAFETY ENGINEERING I.

Pr. INSY 3020. Departmental approval. Occupational safety engineering and management with emphasis on control of hazardous materials, fire prevention, safety considerations in production facility design, and maintenance, and operation of effective safety programs. Credit will not be given for both INSY 5010 and INSY 6010/6016.

Courses Outside OSE

We are interested in having our OSE/IP students receive exposure in areas outside our department which support their interests and research needs. Typical courses our students have historically taken include:Business, Chemical Engineering, Foundations of Education, Industrial Design, Psychology, and Statistics.