Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: PTAC-1408- Section: 13
Safety, Health Environment I
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Instructor Information
Instructor Michael Sparrow
Phone(409) 984-6333
Location:Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201 E
Hours:Mon 10:00-11:15
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description An overview of safety, health, and environmental issues in the performance of all job tasks.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes
Core Objectives
Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLOs:
1. Use technology to access operator-specific documentation and training.
2. Identify specific equipment and operating parameters to meet industry standards.
3. Describe the principles of quality control.
4. Diagram the process control elements in a control loop.
5. Identify basic processes, equipment, and systems to meet industry standards.
6. Implement standard safety procedures as required in industry.
7. Demonstrate comprehension of content-area reading material.
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Safety, Health and Environment , CAPT 2006 Edition, Publisher-Pearson. Or CAPT 2010 Edition: ISBN-10:0-13-700401-X / ISBN-13:978-0-13-700401-0
Lecture Topics
Key Terms and Questions are due on designated date unless otherwise specified!
Week of:
August 24    Introduction to class.
            Chapter 1-Introduction to Process Equipment        
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August 31    Chapter 2-Process Drawings and Industry Standards
            Chapter 3-Tools
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September 7    Chapter 4-Piping, Gaskets, Tubing, Hoses and Fittings/Review forTest 1        
     Chapter 5-Valves Key Terms            

Week of:
Sept 14     Chapter 5-Valves Questions Continued (completed Test 1 Study Guide Due.9/17
     Test 1 (Chapters 1,2,3,4 & 5) (Test open 9/17)

Week of:
Sept 21     Chapter 6-Pumps Dynamic Key Terms and Questions
     Chapter 6-Pumps Continued Positive Displacement        

        Sept. 28th Last Day to drop or withdraw without academic penalty

Week of:
Sept 28        Chapter 7- Compressors
            Chapter 8-Turbines
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Oct 5        Chapter 9-Motors and Engines / Review for Test 2
             Chapter 10-Power Transmission and Lubrication
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Oct 12        Test 2-(Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10)
     Chapter 11- Heat Exchangers
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Oct 19        Chapter 12- Cooling Towers
            Chapter 13-Furnaces / Review Test 3

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Oct 26        Chapter 14-Boilers
            Chapter 15-Vessels

November 19th Last Day to Drop or Withdraw with academic penalty

Week of:
Nov 2        Test 3-(Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15)
            Chapter 16-Reactors

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Nov 9        Chapter 17-Filters and Dryers    
            Chapter 18-Solids Handling Equipment    
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Nov 16        Chapter 19-Environmental Control Equipment/Review Test 4
            Chapter 20-Auxiliary Equipment

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Nov 23        Test 4-(Chapters 16,17,18,19 & 20) (Dec. 1st./ Review for Final Exam
            Thanksgiving Holiday Thursday & Friday, Nov. 26 & 27        

Week of:
Nov 30        Completed Final Exam Review due Dec. 1        
            Final Exam Dec. 3 thru Dec. 6

Week of
Dec 7        Graduation Friday, Dec. 11, 2020

Major Assignments

FALL 2020
PTAC    1408 Safety, Health and Environment

Week of:
August 24        LO/TO simulator training
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August 31        Types of Hazards and their Effects

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September 7            Holiday Monday, Sept.7th
            Recognizing Chemical & Biological Hazards

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September 14        Equipment and Energy Hazards
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September 21        Fire and Explosion Hazards

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September 28        Press, Temp. Radiation, Hazards: Hazardous Atmospheres and Respirator Hazards

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October 5         Working Area and Height Hazards demonstration        

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October 12        Hearing and Noise Hazards Construction and Tool Hazards

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October 19        Vehicle and Transportation and Natural Disaster and Inclement Weather Hazards

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October 26        Physical Security and Cyber Security

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November 2        Engineering Controls: Alarms & Indicator Systems illustrations

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November 9        Process Containment/Permitting Systems Illustrations and Instruction

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November 16        Personal Protective Equipment & First Aid

Week of:
November 23        Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Response Equipment Video and Instruction            


Final Exam Date December 3, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 6, 2020 - 11:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
DETERMINATION OF FINAL GRADE: Chapter Tests-33%, Quizzes/homework/labs-34% Final Exam-33%
1. You will have 4 Major Tests and a Final Exam in this class. All tests and the exam are taken ONLINE on a specified day. There are "NO RETAKES". If you miss "ONE" Test, your lowest current test score will be given for that test, ONLY if you missed the test due to an EXCUSED absence or a makeup test will be allowed if absence is excused per the absence policy. If you miss more than one test, you will receive a zero for each additional test you miss. If you are involved in Academic Dishonesty, you will receive a ZERO for that test. TAKING THE FINAL EXAM IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE COURSE .
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy ATTENDANCE POLICY: Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Missing a day of lecture can possible cause you to drop a letter grade on tests.
1. Tardiness (more than 5mins), for lectures or labs, 2 Tardies will count as an Absence.
2. Absences: NOTE: Excused absences (verifiable) are only allowed for, an illness that requires a hospital stay or a death in your immediate family, excluding aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 5 absences=drop 1 letter grade, 7 absences=drop 2 letter grades, 9-absences=drop 3 letter grades, 11 absences=F
3. A student with no absences, if classes are in person, will receive 15 bonus points added to your test points total at the end of the semester.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.