Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe, compose, analyze and apply the principles and theories of key Safety Management System elements, with an effective safety policy and a major influence towards program ownership; to include responsibility, accountability, and the commitment of management.
2. Demonstrate and explain the risk management process and its application of safety assurance to allow monitoring and measurement of safety performance, through the use of audits and surveys to identifying hazards, assessing their impact, and mitigating or removing the hazard for continuous improvement process of the program.
3. Explain and illustrate effective safety promotion and its application to provide a foundation for a sound safety culture through which safety programs are managed and integrated across the functional entities of the whole organization, with emphasis on training, communication, and participation.
4. Identify and describe safety team member positions, typical roles, job description, responsibilities, personnel requirements and functions of personnel involved in the safety management process and an effective safety program.
5. Describe the basis of major management theories and techniques that have influenced the practice of safety management programs in aviation, and describe current examples of safety management programs and variants in aviation today.
6. Identify measures of safety performance which can be used to evaluate the performance of persons involved in the various safety-functional roles.
7. Identify and describe the nature and scope of agencies that enforce safety and health legislation and related compliance operations.
8. Describe and understand the key principles in the development of an integrated aviation safety program to include: incident/accident investigations and reporting systems, safety audits and inspections, performance criteria and evaluation programs, job safety analysis, and trend analysis programs.
9. Develop communication techniques and training requirements to encourage employees, supervisors, and managers in the use of safety reporting, safety action, and voluntary reporting programs to reduce risk to employees, customers, and assets.
10. Identify and apply appropriate research methodologies and data analysis for graduate level problems related to course subject matter