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Graduate Courses in Safety and Health
GENAG 711, Occupational and Agricultural Health  addresses the identification, evaluation and control of health hazards in occupational and agricultural settings. Students will master the fundamentals of occupational toxicology, air contaminants, noise, ionizing radiation, nonionizing radiation, thermal stress, ergonomics, biological hazards, emerging health risks, and health risks of special populations. This 3-hour course is available for either graduate or undergraduate credit. Since this is a Web-based course, all content is accessible through K-State Online.  GENAG 711
 
 
GENAG 712, Occupational and Agricultural Injury Prevention explores traumatic injuries and their prevention in occupational and agricultural settings. Topics include falls, workplace violence, animal handling, mobile equipment, fixed machines, work tools, electrical hazards, fires, and explosions. This web-based course is available for 3 hours of graduate or undergraduate credit. All course content is available through K-State Online. Click here to learn more: GENAG 712
 
GENAG 721 examines the design and evaluation of behavioral interventions to prevent occupational and agricultural injuries and illnesses. Topics include theories of safety and health behavior; effective communication and persuasion strategies; planning, conducting and evaluating interventions; interventions for diverse populations; and intervention strategies in evolving occupational and societal contexts. This 3-hour course is available for either graduate or undergraduate credit. This web-based course is available entirely through K-State Online.
 
GENAG 812 examines program management and leadership issues in occupational and agricultural safety and health. Topics include business aspects of safety and health, management functions, workforce involvement, program development, motivation and leadership, program evaluation, ethics of safety and health, responding to the needs of a diverse workforce, and innovative program management for changing economic and societal contexts. This web-based course is available for 3 hours of graduate credit and is delivered entirely through K-State Online.
About the Instructor

>Dr. Mitch Ricketts is a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP), with over 20 years’ experience in occupational and agricultural safety and health.

Dr. Mitch Ricketts is a Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP), with over 20 years' experience in occupational and agricultural safety and health. Dr. Ricketts holds a Ph.D. in cognitive and human factors psychology.