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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

OHSM 4311 - Legal Aspects of Health and Safety

CIP Code: 15.0701
Credit(s): 3
Discussion of management’s legal responsibilities and proactive measures to ensure compliance with OSHA’s General Duty Clause. Examination of management’s legal obligation to protect employees from the potential work hazards within different work environments. Students will describe and participate in the rulemaking, enforcement, and adjudication in the occupational health and safety regulatory system; discuss the duty to comply, the general duty clause, and employee and employer rights
associated with each; recognize specific employee rights associated with refusal to work and whistleblower protection; identify how management can contest a citation and a penalty associated with an OSHA finding and discuss the enforcement of criminal violations and the judicial review process of said violations; appraise and explain the need for imminent danger inspections.

Faculty Consent: Y