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SFTY 462 : Health, Safety and Aviation Law

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Health, Safety and Aviation Law
This course introduces the student to the legal issues and concerns confronting the health and safety industry. Included is an overview of the historical legal precedence established for the aviation industry as well as a comprehensive examination of the laws, regulations and legislation that governs the actions and authority of the health and safety professional. This course also provides an introduction to the governing bodies and associations tasked with setting the legal standards by which the industry must operate, including the scope and level of their authority.

This course is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of the legal environment surrounding the functions of a health and safety professional. The course will seek to instill a methodical approach to addressing and solving the business ethical and legal challenges theywill and might encounter, thus enhancing the students’ effectiveness as a professional. Students will learn the genesis of our system of government, how laws are enacted, promulgated, interpreted, and enforced, how these are shaped by societal expectations, and how competing and developing principals form law to meet needs of evolving technologies, business, individuals and society. Emphasis is placed on the evolving area of health and safety fields, with particular attention on governing statutes, regulations, and legal doctrines.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Explicate how the U.S. Constitution was forged (competing principles proposed, compromises made), its theoretical construct, and its current practical application.

2. Comprehend the functioning of the United States common law system, together with both criminal and civil procedures.

3. Articulate federal/state development of statutory and common law efforts/implementation directed toward workplace employee safety.4. Identify employer rights, defenses, and options in employer implementation/compliance with applicable federal/state statutory/regulatory safe workplace standards;

5. Have a working familiarity with federal/state laws protecting applicants/employees from workplace discrimination;

6. Evaluate and develop effective workplace safety programs that ensure compliance with governmental mandates/standards.

7. Exhibit an appreciation for both personal and company potential workplace safety liability issues, and assess various protection strategies/options for both company/organization asset protection.

8. Discern issue identification of potential legal liability considerations collateral to safety.

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)

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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
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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
Aaron S. Springer, Esq. - 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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