Course: Public Safety and Health in Disaster Management
Course Code: OESH6001
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines safety and health issues starting at site specific then to the wider environment. The intention of disaster management is to maintain safety and health to the public. This maintenance of safety and health becomes the principal objective of the disaster management process. This course introduces students to knowledge and skills for maintaining safety and health in work places and the broader environment. The course provides managers with strategies for high risk assessment, mitigation, and response techniques relating to safety and health at the work place and in public spaces. Managers should be able to make a link between hazards mitigation and maintenance of safety and health at the work place and the importance of safety and health for the general public or in the wider community.