ERIC Number: ED190807
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-May
Reference Count: N/A
Development and Validation of Career Development Guidelines by Task/Activity Analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Professions: Industrial Hygiene and Safety Professional. Final Report. Technical Report XII.
Vernon, Ralph J.; And Others
This report summarizes research findings which resulted in development of curricula for occupational safety and health professions based on task/activity analyses and related performance objectives. The first seven chapters focus on the seven objectives. Chapter 1, Literature Review and Selection of Employers, concerns tasks required for determining employment requirements in two occupational safety and health occupations: Industrial Hygienists and Safety Professionals. Chapter 2, concerning selection of advisory committee and expert practitioners, development and approval of task/activity analysis survey form, and practitioner survey, describes tasks required to determine practitioner-defined knowledge and skill requirements. Chapter 3 analyzes incumbent data, while chapter 4 reports activities to correlate, merge, and consolidate data to derive job requirements. Chapter 5 reports certification requirements and makes recommendations to modify certifying procedures. Chapter 6 concerns development of behavioral objectives based on task/activity analysis and recommendation of alternate training/education routes. Chapter 7 describes development of task-oriented curricula. In chapter 7 and appendixes are associate-level curricula for occupational health and safety technicians, "certificate"/curricula for occupational health and for occupational safety, baccalaureate curriculum for industrial hygienists and safety professionals, and suggestions for occupational health and safety generalist baccalaureate curriculum and graduate-level education. (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Behavioral Objectives, Certification, Curriculum Development, Educational Certificates, Educational Research, Employment Qualifications, Environmental Technicians, Graduate Study, Job Analysis, Job Performance, Job Skills, Literature Reviews, Occupational Information, Postsecondary Education, Safety, Safety Education, Surveys, Task Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Center for Disease Control (DHEW/PHS), Atlanta, GA.; National Inst. for Occupational Safety and Health (DHEW/PHS), Cincinnati, OH.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Industrial Education.