INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • Program: Environmental Health and Safety
  • Course: Introduction to Environmental Health and Safety
  • Course #: ENHS1000
  • Total Credits: 1

Course Description

The objective of this course is to develop the students ability to minimize health risk by implementing proper routine work practices and by responding to releases of hazardous substances. The individual’s actions will result in the protection of human health, property and the environment. This course will provide the student with information required for compliance with hazardous materials handling regulations and successful completion of this course will meet OSHA`s general requirements for `First Responder Awareness Level` training.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Identify hazardous materials regulations and an individual's Right to Know
Identify the chemistry of hazardous materials
Categorize hazardous materials
Use a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Demonstrate proper use of personal protective equipment
Identify characteristics and precautions for common hazardous materials
Explain ergonomics and electrical safety
Evaluate waste management practices
Identify emergency response procedures

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 0
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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