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SFTY 215 : Introduction to Health, Occupational, and Aviation Safety

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Introduction to Health, Occupational, and Aviation Safety
This course introduces the student to the field of safety and covers basic health, safety, and regulatory issues that apply to aviation business in the United States. Included is a comprehensive health and safety overview of legislative development and enactment of appropriate statutes, regulations, and laws. This course also provides an introduction to hazard recognition, reporting, analysis, and control used in risk management and accident prevention. Additional topics include accident investigation, safety data statistics, ergonomics, security and emergency preparedness, safety culture, aircraft systems, air traffic control, and workers' compensation. This course reviews theories, applications, and practices of the field of safety.

This course is to introduce the student to the basic concepts of occupational and aviation safety so that the student can use the course as an overview to prepare for further study in the field with the potential to enter the safety profession. In addition this course is to provide students not majoring in Safetywith a basic understanding of employer’s legal responsibilities for worker safety, as well as how to meet those responsibilities.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Describe the historical development of safety as it relates to the workplace today.

2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the fundamental regulatory requirements, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, and workers compensation laws.

3. Describe the basics of the reporting and record keeping requirements under OSHA, FAA, and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

4. Describe the basic theories and principles of accident causation and prevention.5. Describe the voluntary safety programs and their purpose.

6. Describe in general how safety and health risks are dealt with by businesses.

7. Demonstrate the basic concepts of human factors, ergonomics and the Job Safety Analysis.

8. Describe the basic principles of fire prevention, as well as how security and property insurance interface with fire prevention.

9. Identify and discuss safety issues presented in current safety periodicals.

10. Describe a "global" view of the overall safety effort and the effectiveness of that effort in organizations.

11. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter. (Effective July 1, 2013)

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Mr. Randall Weiland - 3/1/2015
Mr. Scott Burgess - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
Key: 104