Manufacturing Safety2019-04-19T13:12:12-05:00
Course Details

Manufacturing Safety

The Safety in Manufacturing course focuses on safety concepts important to maintaining good health in the workplace and preserving the environment to ensure the health of those outside of the workplace. The first two modules deal with common safety hazards, employer/employee responsibilities for creating and maintaining a safe work environment, and safety organizations and regulations. Modules three and four zero in on effective procedures for communicating safety in the manufacturing environment, the importance of good housekeeping practices, safety certifications and training, and the facility codes, standards and inspections designed to ensure the safety of inhabitants. In modules five through seven, environmental preservation and safety procedures are addressed and best practices are discussed regarding material handling, electrical safety, and the use of machinery, hand tools and other manufacturing equipment. The final three modules focus on the proper use and storage of hazardous chemicals, ergonomics in the workplace, and employee training associated with each topic.

This course offers students the opportunity to learn about the aforementioned topics through video lectures, an eBook, and learning activities and assessments that provide instant feedback. Students can also interact with 3D simulations of real-world manufacturing environments and apply their new knowledge of safety standards and procedures to these virtual reality learning environment.

Recommended Prerequisites

Basic Reading Comprehension, Basic Computer Skills, Basic Internet Browsing Skills

What You’ll Learn

Course Module Listing

Overview

Pre-Course Survey

Course Introduction

Course Outline

Concepts of Safety and Health

Introduction

Making Safety a Primary Objective

Safety and Health Managers

Creating a Safety Culture

Summary

Assessment

Safety Organizations and Regulations

Introduction

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Occupational Safety and Health Adminstration

Additional Safety Agencies

Summary

Assessment

Communicating Safety in the Manufacturing Environment

Introduction

Process Safety Management (OSHA standard)

The Importance of Good Housekeeping

Hazard Communication

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) (OSHA Form 174)

Emergency Drills and Procedures

Reporting Accidents and Incidents

Summary

Assessment

Safety at Facilities

Introduction

Buildings and Other Facilities

Emergency Exits

Fire Safety

Sanitation

Inspections

Summary

Assessment

Environmental Control and Noise

Introduction

Illumination

Ventilation

Clean Room

Radiation

Permit-Required Confined Space Programs

Industrial Noise

ASHRAE Standards

Summary

Assessment

Material Handling & Electrical Safety

Introduction

Safety in Material Handling and Material Storage

Handling Hazardous Materials

Electrical Safety

Summary

Assessment

Machinery, Hand Tool and Equipment Safety

Introduction

Mechanical Hazards

Hand-Held Power Tool Safety

Industrial Machine Safety

Equipment Maintenance

Equipment Lockout Procedures and Hazardous Energy

Summary

Assessment

Poisonous Chemicals & Flammable Materials

Introduction

Hazardous Chemicals – Employee Training, Storage and Use

Health and Toxic Substance

Routes of Entry

Measurement Terminology

Detection of Contaminants

Flammable and Explosive Materials

Hazardous Materials

Summary

Assessment

Personal Protection and First Aid

Introduction

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

First Aid

Blood-Borne Pathogens (BBP)

Summary

Assessment

Ergonomics in the Workplace

Introduction

Ergonomics

Sources of Ergonomic Hazard

Ergonomic Standards

Workplace Musculoskeletal Disorders

Ergonomic Risk Analysis

Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorder Management Programs

Summary

Assessment

Exam

Exam

Hands-on Assessment

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE-1104181. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are hose of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.