Safety (SFTY)


SFTY 311  Fundamentals of Occupational Safety and Health  3 Credits (3,0)

The student will be provided an introduction and overview of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act and how provisions of the Act are implemented in the workplace. The course is designed for the beginning safety student and is a prerequisite for most of the higher-level safety courses. Material presented covers the rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act, the appeals process, recordkeeping, and voluntary protection programs. The course also includes an introduction to OSHA's general industry standards and an overview of the requirements of the more frequently referenced standards.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

SFTY 320  Human Factors in Aviation Safety  3 Credits (3,0)

This course focuses on the major causative agent in aircraft accidents: the human being. Emphasis is placed on psychological and physiological factors that enhance the accident probability. Included is a detailed analysis of ergonomics (human engineering) and its influence in aviation design.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

SFTY 321  Ergonomics  3 Credits (3,0)

The concepts and physiological aspects of ergonomics will be examined in this course. Material presented covers anthropometric principles in workspace and equipment design, workspace design, human-machine systems, analysis and design of displays and controls, and environmental factors affecting work environment.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

SFTY 330  Aircraft Accident Investigation  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is a detailed evaluation of methods and procedures involved in aircraft accident investigation. The organization, duties and procedures of an aircraft board are analyzed. The student explores procedures for determining accident causes through analysis of such elements as the function and techniques employed by the trained accident investigator and the role of the specialized laboratory. Analysis is also made of reporting procedures and the all-important follow-up work designed to avoid similar or related aircraft accidents.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

SFTY 335  Mechanical and Structural Factors in Aviation Safety  3 Credits (3,0)

This course examines the influence that design, manufacturing, metallurgy, and maintenance have on aircraft accidents. A detailed analysis of the failure process will be conducted. Additional topics of discussion include: stress and design loading, fatigue, corrosion, and the envelope of operation.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

SFTY 341  Occupational Safety and Health Program Management  3 Credits (3,0)

Students will learn about the principles of the development and management of materials, techniques, and procedures used in the implementation of occupational safety and health programs and their application in a variety of occupational settings. Examined will be the management techniques, governmental regulations, and safety and health programs developed for industry. The course will focus on the history of the safety and health movement; government regulations; safety and health program organization; hazard information and analysis process; and implementation of an occupational safety and health program.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

SFTY 345  Aviation Safety Program Management  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is a study of the principles of the development and management of an effective safety program. The philosophy and historical development of major concepts are examined with particular emphasis on areas of special concern in organizational accident prevention. Students analyze the influence of morale, education and training, the role of the supervisor, and other substantial program elements of value to the safety manager.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

SFTY 350  Aircraft Crash and Emergency Management  3 Credits (3,0)

Theory, practices and techniques utilized in the response phase of aircraft crashes and emergencies are examined. This course is designed as a "real world" introduction to the field of emergency response at the CFR agency level, the airport response and administration levels and the related and associated entities involved in aircraft mishaps.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

SFTY 355  Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology  3 Credits (3,0)

This course focuses on the evaluation of principles associated with industrial hygiene. Topics include recognition, evaluation and control of hazards related to noise, vibration, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, thermal conditions, pressure, chemicals, airborne contaminants, and biological substances. These subjects will be discussed in relation to all regulatory requirements, using both engineering and non-engineering controls for reducing or eliminating health hazards in the workplace.
Prerequisites: PHYS 102 or PHYS 160 and SFTY 311 and RSCH 202.

SFTY 365  Fire Protection  3 Credits (3,0)

This course introduces the basics of fire and fire protection. Students will study the physics, chemistry, characteristics and behavior of fire, fire hazards of material, fire suppression systems, extinguishing agents, and detection and alarm systems. Primary emphasis will be on transportation related fire hazards and the regulatory requirements associated with air, rail, marine, and highway modes of transportation.
Prerequisites: PHYS 102 and SFTY 311 and RSCH 202.

SFTY 375  Propulsion Plant Investigation  3 Credits (3,0)

A technical course in aircraft reciprocating and turbine engine fundamentals and relevant accident investigative procedures. Areas of study include basic construction and design with emphasis on major sections, components, and their mechanical relationships. Power plant systems and system mishap investigation is also covered and includes fuel, lubrication, ignition, and start systems. A study of propeller basics and investigative techniques is also included. On site field investigation as well as engine teardown/disassembly procedures are presented.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

SFTY 409  Aviation Safety  3 Credits (3,0)

This course covers all facets for an aviation safety program including both flying safety and safety of ground operations. Major problem areas in aviation safety, safety program evaluation, and impact of accidents on industry are covered. Focus is on human factors, basic accident prevention programs, and the roles of various government and industry organizations have in preventing accidents.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

SFTY 410  Design of Engineering Hazard Controls  3 Credits (3,0)

This course addresses the application of scientific and engineering principles and methods to achieve optimum safety and health through the analysis and design of processes, equipment, products, facilities, operations and environments. Subjects will include; product design, plant layout, construction maintenance, pressure vessels and transportation vehicles and systems. These subjects will be discussed in relation to all regulatory requirements.
Prerequisites: PHYS 102 and SFTY 311 and RSCH 202.

SFTY 435  Aircraft Crash Survival Analysis and Design  3 Credits (3,0)

This course provides an in-depth analysis of the accident environment, with particular emphasis on the protection of the occupants. The injury mechanisms and causes will be analyzed, as will the physics and kinematics of the impact sequence. The intent of the course is to familiarize the student with what can be done to minimize the effects of an accident.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

SFTY 440  System Safety Management  3 Credits (3,0)

This course reviews the development and implementation of the system safety discipline in technical industries, including aviation. "System Safety" entails specialized integration of skills and resources in all phases of the life cycle of a given system in furtherance of accident prevention. Its heritage is systems engineering and management theory but amplified to include modern safety practices derived from numerous disciplines. Students will acquire an understanding of how safety is designed into equipment, processes, and facilities under development, evaluated and enhanced during testing, and assured or otherwise controlled during operational use.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

SFTY 470  Advanced Occupational Safety and Health Technology  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is the culminating experience that derives from previous work in the occupational safety and health technology field. In this course, a heavy emphasis is placed on the analysis of previously learned occupational safety and health theories and concepts so as to determine their appropriate application. A secondary emphasis is placed on the horizontal integration of these theories and concepts in a practical framework, which will serve as professional guidance for the practicing Occupational Safety and Health Technologist. Students will draw on previous occupational safety and health studies, and develop and defend an in-depth analysis of an occupational safety and health issue in a program or business of their choice.
Prerequisites: SFTY 311 and SFTY 341 and SFTY 355 and RSCH 202.