Safety & Health for Engineers

Engineers have moral and legal “safety, health, and environmental” responsibilities to employers, workers, product users and the public. They also have an important role in the product quality and economic competitiveness of companies employing them. It makes good economic sense to incorporate “safety and health” activities in engineering practices to meet the moral and legal requirements.
Most engineers graduate with little formal “safety and health” education and “pick up” some knowledge while working in the industry. This is unfortunate since the engineer can greatly contribute to “safety and health” in the workplace by having a basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts of “safety and health,” hazards in the workplace and safeguards and controls needed to improve safety and loss prevention.

What You Will Learn:

  • The importance of “Safety and Health” for engineers
  • Fundamental Concepts
  • Laws, Regulations and Standards
  • Safety Programs, Accident Investigations and Auditing
  • Process Safety Management Overview
  • Selection and Management of Contractors
  • Incident Investigation
  • Source of Safety and Health Reference Materials Facilities

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the methods and priorities of controlling industrial hazards
  • Explain the elements and purpose of an effective safety program
  • Explain the differences between regulatory standards and industry consensus standards
  • List typical hazards and safeguards related to machine guarding, electrical equipment, high noise/vibration, chemicals and other typical industrial safety concerns
  • Perform a Job Hazard Analysis
  • Utilize safety and health reference materials to obtain required task specific safety information.