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Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (EOHS) Courses

Lower Division

EOHS 160 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PRACTICUM (0-V-1)(F/S). Field observations in public health agencies and industry. Requires a minimum 20 hours in the field and periodic seminars with a university instructor. (Pass/Fail.)

EOHS 230 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Evaluates the impact that chemical, physical, and biological agents have on the public’s health and the environment. Examines how worldwide political, economic, and demographic diversity affects the public’s health and the natural environment. PRE/COREQ: HLTH 110 or PREREQ: ENVSTD 121 or PERM/INST.

Upper Division

EOHS 332 DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT (2-2-3)(F). Engineering, biological, and management principles of recreational water systems, public drinking water supply under the Federal Safe Drinking Water Act and water pollution control under the Federal Clean Water Act. PREREQ: Upper-division standing, BIOL 227 or BIOL 191, or PERM/INST.

EOHS 334 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT (2-3-3)(S). Sanitation and management practices for community problems dealing with solid waste disposal, individual sewage disposal, vector control, food and milk protection, zoonotic diseases, pests of public health importance and control of pests, and housing. PREREQ: BIOL 227 or BIOL 191, or PERM/INST.

EOHS 336 SOLID/HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS (3-0-3)(F). Historical, regulatory and technical aspects of solid and hazardous waste management, relating primarily to the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Reclamation, Compensation, and Liability Act, and Emergency Response. PREREQ: BIOL 227 or BIOL 191, CHEM 111, upper-division standing, or PERM/INST.

EOHS 338 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (3-0-3)(S). Recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational safety and health hazards (chemical, physical, biological) that may cause injury and/or illness or cause significant discomfort to employees or residents of the community. PREREQ: BIOL 191 or BIOL 227, and MATH 143.

EOHS 435 TOXICOLOGY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH (3-0-3)(F). An examination of the absorption, distribution, and excretion of toxicants in humans and the health effects on target organs. Toxicologic evaluation, risk assessment, and fate of hazardous substances in the environment. PREREQ: BIOL 227-228 and CHEM 111.

EOHS 437 INDOOR/OUTDOOR AIR MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT (2-3-3)(F). Evaluation, engineering controls, and management principles of air quality in occupational settings and in the community. PREREQ: CHEM 111-112.

EOHS 438 SAFETY STRATEGIES FOR CONTROLLING PHYSICAL HAZARDS (3-0-3)(S). Monitoring and control strategies for noise, thermal stress, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, and ergonomic hazards. PREREQ: PHYS 111 and CHEM 111.

EOHS 493 ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY INTERNSHIP (0-V-V)(4)(F). Three or more hours of internship per week in a business or governmental agency for a total of a minimum of 180 clock hours. The student works within the organization, keeps a record of the experience, and writes a paper related to the experience. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: Senior standing in EOHS and PERM/INST.

EOHS 498 ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SEMINAR (2-0-2)(F). Current research and applied studies on emerging environmental and occupational health topics. Résumé drafting, interviewing techniques and job searching. PREREQ: Senior standing in EOHS.

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