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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
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CMAE 1514 - Safety Awareness

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab None
Course Description: This course is designed to align with the National Skill Standard assessment and certification system for Safety Awareness. The course curriculum is based upon federally-endorsed national standards for production workers. This course will introduce OSHA standards relating to personal protective equipment, Hazard Communication, tool safety, confined spaces, electrical safety, emergency responses, lockout/tagout, and others.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Workplace characteristics: impact on economy; systems of safety; role of production workers; external and internal customers.
  2. Safety assessments: identification of potential hazards; processes related to reporting potential hazards; safety documentation and policies; relevant laws and regulations in regards to inspections; inspection schedules, procedures, documentation and record storage.
  3. Emergency drills: training and certifications; responding to fire and electrical emergencies; relationship between emergency response compliance and regulatory policies; documentation process for drills and incidents.
  4. Identification of unsafe conditions: conditions that present a threat; documentation and corrective actions related to threats; consultation with appropriate parties; taking corrective actions; tracking and reporting.
  5. Safety training: orientation characteristics; processes for employees to raise safety concerns; personal protective equipment; documentation processes for orientations; alignment with laws, policies, and regulations.
  6. Safe use of equipment: ergonomic safety; communication regarding safety and material handling; use of evaluations to improve training materials; effective techniques for safe use of equipment.
  7. Processes to support safety: consultation with health and safety representatives; creating safer, more effective work environment; safety, quality and productivity issues.
  8. Maintenance, installation and repair safety requirements: communication; job safety analyses; hazardous materials procedures and policies; documentation such as Material Safety Data Sheets and right-to-know policies.
  9. Safe equipment and operator performance: process of regular monitoring; reporting of unsafe conditions or circumstances; Equipment and tool checks to ensure compliance; importance of inclusion of data in OSHA recordables.
  10. Safety-enhancing workplace practices: role of clear communication; effective teamwork; proper production job assignments, efficient training program for enhancing workplace practices.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. explain characteristics of working in a safe and productive manufacturing workplace.
  2. describe process for performing safety and environmental assessments.
  3. identify procedures related to performing emergency drills and participating on emergency teams.
  4. identify potential unsafe conditions and corrective actions.
  5. discuss safety training for manufacturing employees.
  6. explain proper safe use of equipment.
  7. describe processes and procedures that support safety in a work environment.
  8. summarize safety and health requirements for maintenance, installation, and repair.
  9. identify aspects of safe equipment and operator performance.
  10. recognize effective, safety-enhancing workplace practices.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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