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SFTY 345 : Aviation Safety Program Management

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Aviation Safety Program Management
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.

The course is designed to familiarize students with the basic information applicable to organizational accident prevention and development of accident prevention programs. The focus is on the influence of "management" in carrying out safety.

1. Identify and apply system safety definitions, principles, and concepts discussed in the selected textbook.

2. Apply the basic concept of risk management as applied to aviation safety.

3. Justify the need for an aviation safety program and the issues, which must be addressed when building an aviation safety program.

4. Identify and understand the factors, which influence "risk taking" by people and management controls over "risk taking."

5. Demonstrate how the program elements listed below are incorporated into an aviation safety program: a) Internal reporting and information distribution systems.b) Safety committees. c) Inspection and audit programs. d) Education and training. e) Awards programs. f) Preparation for an accident investigation. g) Office Management

6. Explain the special requirements for an airport/heliport safety program and compare these requirements to a typical aviation safety program.

7. Compare and contrast the special requirements for an airport maintenance safety program to a typical aviation safety program.

8. Analyze and comprehend analytical techniques for hazard risk evaluation and control.

9. Apply safety management systems techniques in the development of an aviation safety program.

10. Develop and defend, in writing, an aviation safety program.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

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. Rick Lawin - 3/1/2015
Mr. Scott Burgess - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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