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SFTY 470 : Advanced Occupational Safety and Health Technology

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Advanced Occupational Safety and Health Technology
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.

This course brings together the technical knowledge, skill, and expertise along with management abilities needed by a safety professional in today’s work environment. This course is a designed as the capstone for the Minor in Occupational Safety and Health, and as such the course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the theories and concepts of Occupational Safety and Health.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Research information pertaining to the business or operation using appropriate tools and references to obtain general risk data.

2. Evaluate actual business and operations data by comparing the data against internal history as well as national or industry standards in order to recognize and define risks.

3. Communicate the results of surveys to management with appropriate documentation in order to educate management about risks and to recommend and justify appropriate actions for managing current and potential loss scenarios.4. Evaluate risks using established analytical techniques in order to prioritize corrective actions.

5. Select hazard control measures by reviewing available options and choosing the most appropriate in order to manage risk.

6. Communicate the identified hazard control measures by identifying essential resources and implementation strategies in order to manage risk.

7. Verify that recommended hazard controls are implemented using management and evaluation techniques in order to ensure risks are adequately managed.

8. Assess the effectiveness of specified hazard controls by analyzing performance data in order to ensure risks are adequately managed.

9. Identify catastrophic and emergency response scenarios using established techniques in order to anticipate risks.

10. Develop response plans for scenarios by reviewing available options, selecting viable strategies, and documenting action plans in order to ensure appropriate response to disasters and other emergencies.

11. Explain the responsibilities of a safety professional and be able to apply a Code of Ethics.

12. 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.

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
Dr. Karim Hardy - 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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