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ERIC Number: ED531271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 48
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2009 Mississippi Curriculum Framework: Postsecondary Occupational Safety and Health Technology. Program CIP: 15.0701
Flowers, Walter M.
Research and Curriculum Unit
As the world economy continues to evolve, businesses and industries must adopt new practices and processes in order to survive. Quality and cost control, work teams and participatory management, and an infusion of technology are transforming the way people work and do business. Employees are now expected to read, write, and communicate effectively; think creatively, solve problems, and make decisions; and interact with each other and the technologies in the workplace. Vocational-technical programs must also adopt these practices in order to provide graduates who can enter and advance in the changing work world. The curriculum framework in this document reflects these changes in the workplace and a number of other factors that impact on local vocational-technical programs. Occupational Safety and Health Technicians, (OSHT) also known as safety and health practitioners or occupational health and safety inspectors, help to prevent harm to workers, property, the environment, and the general public. They promote occupational health and safety within organizations by advising management on how to increase worker productivity in the 21st Century Workforce through raising morale and reducing absenteeism, turnover, and equipment downtime while securing savings on insurance premiums, worker's compensation benefits, and litigation expenses. In addition, OSHT assist employers in complying with Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) regulations and standards. Employment opportunities are available at all levels of government agencies and with public and private businesses. Upon completion of the two-year program the student will be awarded the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Industry standards referenced are from the "Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST), Occupational Health and Safety Technologist (OHST)/Certified Loss Control Specialist (CLCS) Examination Blueprint." Appended are: (1) Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists; (2) Related Academic Standards; and (3) 21st Century Skills. A list of suggested references is provided for each unit. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit; Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Occupational Safety and Health Act 1970