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SFTY 315 : Environmental Compliance and Safety

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SFTY 315-WW
Campus
Worldwide
College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
SFTY
315
Environmental Compliance and Safety
3
This course examines matters associated with health and safety relating to the environment including air, water quality and sanitation. Areas of concentration include hazardous materials, their storage, handling, and transportation. Additional study includes waste management and cleanup as well as a detailed study of environmental laws, regulations, and protection of workers involved in activities associated with hazardous material activities.

This is a foundation course in the Occupational Safety and Health curriculum. The course is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge concerning the domestic laws governing environmental compliance as well as the processes and procedure used in both industry and government to achieve compliance and a safe workplace. Coverage includes the major statutes, regulations and executive orders including the enforcement roles of federal and state agencies. Also covered is an introduction to international environmental compliance issue.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Describe the historical and current development of environmental and safety legislation and regulation.

2. Identify and explain compliance strategies used in both industry and government including the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Transportation.

3. Comprehend the fundamental treatment and policy objectives of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments, Superfund legislation, and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act.

4. Comprehend the fundamental treatment and policy objectives of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act and the policy objective of the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act.5. Comprehend the fundamental treatment and source reduction objectives of the Pollution Prevention Act and the policy objectives of the Federal Toxic Substances Control Act and state identification and labeling requirements.

6. Comprehend the fundamental treatment and policy objectives of the Clean Air and Water Acts and the policy objectives of the National Environmental Policy.

7. Identify international compliance issues and explain the standardization movement in the context of the International Organization of Standardization (ISO).

8. Analyze civil and criminal liability risks arising from noncompliance.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

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

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 


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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.

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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
Dr. Ajit Joseph - 3/1/2015
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Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
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Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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