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SFTY 540 : Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response

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SFTY 540-WW
Campus
Worldwide
College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
SFTY
540
Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response
3
This course is designed to increase the student's knowledge of disaster preparedness and emergency response procedures, safety and health hazards and controls, and enforcement issues. Topics include elements of an emergency response plan, training requirements, the incident command system, medical surveillance, and post-emergency recovery. Major elements involved in disasters and emergencies, systems use, and attention to essential human services are covered.

This course is designed to provide students with the fundamentals of disaster preparedness and emergency response and management. By completing this course, the student will be able to formulate disaster preparedness plans and programs, implement emergency response procedures and establish post-emergency recovery efforts.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Describe and apply the disciplines and theories of disaster preparedness and emergency response and management.

2. Formulate an emergency response plan to include the core essential functions and processes of responding to a disaster event.

3. Delineate the diverse and unique priorities in planning, training, equipping, and exercising initiatives for first responders and the assessment of hazard impact.

4. Classify and describe the primary principles of the recovery discipline and evaluate the integrated mechanisms and management processes to include damage assessment, planning, and transitioning to normal agency control and management.5. Identify and explain the activities and capabilities of the preparedness discipline in planning, training, organizing, exercise and refinement, maintaining organizational capacity, and public education and outreach programs.

6. Identify and explain the essential and core capabilities of the communications discipline to ensure operability, interoperability, and continuity of communications to allow emergency responders to effectively communicate internally and externally with the public and media.

7. Describe the basis for major changes in emergency management resulting from terrorist threats and natural disasters, while comparing tactics and efforts utilized by first responders and lessons learned.

8. Identify and describe the nature and scope of the hazards confronting emergency management.

9. Identify and describe current activities in international emergency management and the challenges of future perspectives in defining roles, responsibilities, and coordinating structures for an integrated nationwide emergency management plan.

10. 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
Written and oral communication, as well as computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus.
Topic 1. Introduction to Emergency Management and Disaster Response Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Understand the historical evolution of emergency management and disaster research. 2. Identify and describe ethical standards for the profession of emergency management. 3. Understand the value of research for the practice of emergency management. 4. Define and critique the four phases of emergency management. 5. Understand the roles of various federal, state, and local agencies and organizations involved in disaster and emergency management 6. Identify key organizations and agencies in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors that play a role in disaster management. Topic 2. Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Analysis/Mitigation Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Explain reasons for developing a hazards vulnerability baseline. 2. Identify types of natural, technological, and man-made hazards that can affect our community and nation. 3. Explain how hazards become risks. 4. Assess the cascading “ripple” impact of disasters. 5. Demonstrate how demographic changes are affecting vulnerability to hazards. 6. Discuss the process of Risk Analysis, and the importance of determining hazard likelihoods and consequences. 7. Discuss the use of quantitative and qualitative methods to determine likelihoods and consequences of hazards. Topic 3. Disaster Preparedness Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Identify and apply established core capabilities for disaster preparedness. 2. Discuss types of natural, technological, and man-made hazards and assess preparedness measures for each. 3. Explain preparedness and how it enhances the capability to manage emergencies. 4. Identify strategies for improving community preparedness. 5. Define and apply the systems approach to disaster preparedness. Topic 4. National Incident Management System (NIMS); Incident Management System (IMS)/Emergency Operations Control (EOC) Est. Hrs. 3 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Demonstrate how the NIMS Command and Management component supports the management of expanding incidents. 2. Assess the purpose of the NIMS Components including: Preparedness, Communications and Information Management, Resource Management, and Command and Management. 3. Explain how major incidents engender special management challenges. 4. Explain the circumstances in which multi-agency coordination systems are established. 5. Illustrate the roles of NIMS and ICS during an emergency operation. Topic 5. Disaster Responder Safety Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Apply the OSHA regulations governing worker safety and health. 2. Demonstrate application of the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards. 3. Evaluate risk factors for emergency responders. 4. Identify and apply appropriate controls, based on risk factors. 5. Apply appropriate hierarchy of controls. Topic 6. Managing Mass Fatalities Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Underscore the probability of mass fatalities in major disasters. 2. Evaluate management challenges associated with mass casualty events. 3. Demonstrate plan elements for mass fatality incidents. 4. Apply the steps that can be taken to manage the mass fatality incident effectively. 5. Delineate information about Disaster Mortuary Teams (DMORT), including their purpose and method of operation. Topic 7 Response to Natural Disasters Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Understand the criteria by which hazards and events are classified as “natural”. 2. Analyze cases of domestic and international events to determine the appropriate application of planning and response. 3. Evaluate the risk for natural disaster in your community or region. 4. Apply the National Response Framework to international natural risks/disasters. Topic 8. Response to Technological Disasters Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Evaluate the criteria by which hazards and events are classified as “technological” 2. Analyze cases of domestic and international events to determine the appropriate application of planning and response. 3. Evaluate the risk for technological disaster in your community or region. 4. Apply the National Response Framework to technological risks/disasters. Topic 9. Disaster Recovery Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Understand the purpose and application of the National Disaster Recovery Framework. 2. Apply NDRF and lessons learned from past recovery operations to measures being taken to recover from more recent events (i.e. Hurricane Sandy). 3. Discuss the importance of stakeholder involvement in recovery planning and execution. 4. Define core recovery capabilities. 5. Finalize a comprehensive case study, assessing disaster mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery in your community/region.
Dr. Katherine Moran - 3/1/2015
katherine.moran@erau.edu
Dr. Katherine Moran - 3/1/2015
morank@erau.edu
Dr. Ian McAndrew - 3/1/2015
mcand4f1@erau.edu
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
kenneth.witcher@erau.edu
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1-6 Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management Upon successful completion of the Master of Science in Occupational Safety Management program, graduates will be able to:

PO 1 – Anticipate, recognize, evaluate, prevent and control workplace safety and occupational health hazards within numerous industries to protect people, property, the environment and organizational operations.

PO 2 – Effectively manage the occupational safety and health function within a variety of industries.

PO 3 – Justify occupational safety and health programs, initiatives and control efforts through the use of business and risk management metrics, by maintaining compliance with applicable standards and regulations or through scientific evaluation of outcomes.

PO 4 – Effectively communicate and interact with persons at all levels within an organization and externally about occupational safety, health and environmental management.

PO 5 – Practice and perform in an ethical, moral, responsible, and accountable manner in all aspects, but especially in the practice of safety.

PO 6 – Identify an occupational safety and health research problem; complete a thorough review of the scholarly literature; formulate hypotheses; collect and appropriately analyze data; and, interpret and report research findings to improve the field of occupational safety and health or to provide solutions to an occupational safety and health problem.
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