The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 [Public Law 91-596] assures, so far as possible, that every working man and woman in the nation has safe and healthful working conditions. The Act charges the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) with conducting research and making science-based recommendations to prevent work-related illness, injury, disability, and death.
In this course the student will learn the scientific principles underlying fire science and effective fire protection measures. The student will learn how to identify pertinent fire safety objectives, recognize the range of hazards presented by fires, identify factors affecting the fire performance of materials and how to develop effective design solutions to reduce hazards.
The student is expected to read and review the material contained in the Fire Protection – NIOSH Instructional Module SHAPE – Safety/Health Awareness for Preventative Engineering (NIOSH Publication Order No.9637770)
The student must take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of thirty-two (32) questions at the end of this course to obtain PDH credits.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Fire Safety Objectives
- Fire Hazards
- Fire Performance of Materials
- Fundamentals of Fire Science
- Types of Fuels
- Dynamics of Fire
- Fire Detection – Alarm Systems, Detection Devices, Concerns
- Fire Suppression- Theory and Methods
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