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ENM 101 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (3 s.h.)
Basic systems approach to define domestic and global environmental issues,
US policy concerning occupational health, safety and environmental safe
guarding, Legal Law and regulations, focus on worker protection and hazards,
explain overlap of occupational health and environmental protection, types
and causes of environmental degradation with environmental regulations,
basic environmental control, and basics of natural resource conservancy.
Along with career availability in industry, government, mining, agriculture,
public health, educational and research organizations, explanation of
occupational health, occupational safety and environmental protection
as it relates to industry. This course is offered every semester.
ENM 170 INDUSTRIAL PROCESSES AND OPERATIONS
Primary function: Basic recognition of potential sources of occupational
hazards (physical, chemical and blood-borne), exposure of employees and
the general public, air and water and solid waste pollution. Secondary
function: Methods of scientific evaluations of air and water and solid
waste pollution, engineering controls and regulations. This course is
offered every spring semester.
ENM 201 GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
OSHA workplace standard, entry and action of chemical and physical hazards,
air sampling and monitoring, scientific methods used for recognition and
evaluation and control of occupational and environmental hazards that
cause injury or disease, learn how to design and implement a site health
and safety plan, learn how to design and implement a chemical hygiene
plan (CHP), use of personal protective equipment. Prerequisite: ENM 101.
This course is offered every fall semester.
ENM 250 ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS I (3 s.h.)
Use of Code of Federal Register (CFR), US environmental laws and regulations
CERCLA: Comprehensive Environmental Response & Compensation Liability
EPCRA (SARA Title III): Emergency Planning Community Right To Know Act
NEPA: National Environmental Policy Act
OSHA: Occupational Safety and Health Administration: 29 CFR 1910
RCRA: Resource Conservation Recovery Act (Cradle to Grave)
SARA: Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
TSCA: Toxic Substances Control Act
CWA: Clean Water Act
SDWA: Safe Drinking Water Act
CAA: Clean Air Act
Primary function: Development of practical approaches to meet compliance
and liability requirements of applicable laws and regulations. Secondary
functions: Sources and regulations of air and drinking water pollution,
wastewater treatment and discharge, remediation programs, and reporting
of release of pollutants into the environment. Cross listed as LAW 250.
This course is offered in the fall semester, even numbered years.
ENM 260 INTRODUCTION TO CLANDESTINE LABS (3
This course offers an introduction to, and examination of illegal drug
production laboratories. Clandestine drug operations generate a wide variety
of law enforcement, social, societal, socioeconomic, and environmental
problems. This course is designed to examine these problems. The course
is comprised of three modules: Module 1 covers law enforcement issues;
Module 2 covers societal issues; and Module 3 covers environmental and
economic issues. Cross-listed as SWK 260 and JUS 260. Offered every spring
ENM 301 POLLUTION SCIENCE, TREATMENT AND SAMPLING
TECHNIQUES (4 s.h.)
Application of principles of chemistry to examine and understand the fate
of hazardous substances after release into the environment, cross-media
transfer, sampling techniques, environmental assessment and environmental
technologies available for clean-up and assessment. Includes three semester
hours of lecture and one three-hour lab per week. This course is offered
every spring semester.
ENM 351 WASTE OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT (3 s.h.)
Examines management of hazardous and solid waste under regulations of
RCRA (Resource Conservation Recovery Act), CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental
Response Compensation Liability Act, a.k.a. Superfund), TSCA (Toxic Substance
Control Act), SWDA (Solid Waste Disposal Act) and Hazardous Materials
Transportation Act. Includes studies of Cradle-to-Grave management, waste
minimization, permits, land disposal restrictions, and waste stream audits,
through case studies and research projects. This course is offered every
ENM 371 ENVIRONMENTAL AUDITS AND PERMITS (3
An in-depth study of required periodic reporting (audits) to remain in
compliance and to obtain and maintain permits under a variety of federal
and state regulations including, but not restricted to, EPCRA (Emergency
Planning Community Right To Know Act, a.k.a. SARA Title III), NPDES (National
Pollution Discharge Elimination System). Students will undergo a mock-up
of a regulatory compliance inspection and consent agreement negotiations.
This course is a continuation of ENM 250. This course is offered every
ENM 450 ADAVANCED CLANDESTINE LABRATORIES (3
This course is an in depth study of clandestine labs, along with specific
case studies of actual labs and their adverse effects. Students will learn
and explore real world solutions to problems associated with labs. Students
will be engaged in active advanced learning and research in their specific
discipline (i.e. SWK majors will research an aspect of clandestine labs
associated with SWK, other majors will have specific topics in their field
of study). Students will be involved in actively identifying labs, by
entering and interacting with virtual reality simulations of clandestine
labs. This course is designed as a capstone course in the field of study.
This is course is offered every fall semester.
ENM 460 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT (3 s.h.)
Assessments of the impact of HAZMATs/pollutants on the environment in
all media (air, land, water and life) through case studies. Students will
assess the impact through a variety of methodologies including, but not
limited to, Brownfield Assessment, land use planning for urban environments,
NEPAEA (National Environmental Policy Act Environmental Assessment) and
EIS (Environmental Impact Statement), CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental
Response Compensation Liability Act) and natural resource land use planning.
This course is designed as a capstone course and as such should be taken
after all other ENM courses have been completed or with permission of
the ENM director. This course is offered every fall semester.
ENM 485 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENM (TBA)
For ENM majors wishing to do advanced work. Classroom work and individual
laboratory and library investigation. Prerequisite: Permission of the
ENM director. This course is offered as needed.
ENM 490,491,492, AND 493 INTERNSHIP (3-12
A practical application done in an industrial setting. Students may take
more than one ENM 490 series for credit, depending on the industries the
student cycles through. Prerequisites: Permission of the ENM director.
This course is offered every semester.
Any five of the following certificate courses will be required of all
Methodist University ENM majors and will be taught on the Methodist University
campus. Appropriate Federal, State, or International courses/certifications
may be substituted. Substitution is contingent upon approval by the ENM
1) 30 HOUR SAFETY COURSE
This course is an over view and introduction to toxicology, characterization
and identification of hazardous materials (HAZMAT), respiratory protective
programs (RPP), Air purifying respirators (APR), self-contained breathing
apparatus (SCBA), site entry and reconnaissance, air monitoring instruments,
chemical protective clothing, levels of protection, spill control techniques,
site control and decontamination, setting-up decontamination lines, medical
emergencies, safety in clean-up of HAZMAT dumped/spilled or investigation
of at abandoned hazardous waste sites.
2) BASIC EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING COURSE
Emergency response operations and procedures involving incidents with
hazardous materials, includes use of the Incident Command System (ICS),
for incident control, incident mitigation, safety issues and incident
3) INCIDENT COMMAND FOR INDUSTRIAL RESPONDERS
Use of the Incident Command System (ICS) in an emergency situation as
recommended by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), NFPA (National
Fire Protection Association), OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), including ICS structure,
working with outside agencies in a hazmat incident, command structure,
with emphasis on hazmat scenarios and case studies.
4) GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY AND HEALTH COMPLIANCE
Development and implementation of voluntary in-house compliance program,
OSHA record keeping and regulations, inspections, and OSHA citations and
5) CONFINED SPACE ENTRY (Permit required)
Complies with 29 CFR 1910.146. Emphasizes assessment of confined space
hazards and atmospheric monitoring for hazards, self-rescue and attendant
6) DOT HAZMAT TRANSPORTATION COURSE
Complies with 49 CFR for all transportation modes (air, highway, rail
and water), HAZMAT package selection, labeling, shipping, hazard class,
identification numbers, UN Performance Package Standards (HM-101), HAZMAT
incident notices, loading and unloading.
7) RCRA HAZARDOUS WASTE GENERATOR TRAINING
Cradle to Grave management training, record keeping, personnel training,
hazardous waste manifests, contingency plans, Land Disposal Restriction
(LDR) notification forms and annual/biennial reports.
8) LOTO (LOCKOUT-TAGOUT)
9) OSHA REPORTING AND RECORDING