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SFTY 580 : Environmental Protection for the Safety, Health and Environmental Manager

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SFTY 580-WW
Campus
Worldwide
College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
SFTY
580
Environmental Protection for the Safety, Health and Environmental Manager
3
This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and techniques used by the safety, health and environmental manager to protect workers, the community and the environment from environmental hazards; to facilitate a strategic approach to environmental conservation and sustainable business practices; and, to comply with EPA, OSHA and state and local regulations. Prevention and mitigation of environmental problems will be paramount in the course, but management techniques and programs focused on containment and clean-up of spills and releases will also be addressed.

This course will provide graduate students with the knowledge, skills and techniques to prevent and mitigate environmental problems through the development and implementation of a formal environmental management system. These programs will further enhance environmental conservation and sustainable business practices.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Incorporate the most current environmental regulations into environmental protection programs and initiatives.

2. Develop and implement a formal environmental management system.

3. Establish organizational strategies and initiatives aimed at enhancing environmental conservation and sustainable business practices.

4. Evaluate risks and develop solutions to prevent and mitigate environmental hazards.

5. Create plans for spill or release reporting, containment and clean-up.

6. Communicate safety, health and environmental risks through effective risk communication techniques.7. 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
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
Written and oral communication, as well as computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus.
Topic 1. The History, Scope, and Purpose of Protection of Human Health and the Environment Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Analyze an environmental impact situation 2. Apply the appropriate environmental regulation protecting a corporation, its employees, human health and the environment 3. Identify what corporations can do to conserve natural resources and prevent degradation of our air, atmosphere, lakes, land and ground water 4. Describe the criteria used to judge adequate storage disposal Topic 2. The Development and Implementation of an Environmental Management System Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Utilize an EMS to present a systematic approach for managing an organization’s environmental affairs 2. Employ an EMS as a tool to gauge and improve the environmental performance of a corporation which has designed and implemented it 3. Apply guidelines in an EMS to focus on continual improvement of the environmental management of the plant operations Topic 3. The Establishment of Strategies Aimed at Enhancing Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Environmental Practices Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Apply environmentally sound methods of managing waste generated in a corporation 2. Analyze the carbon cycle and determine its impact on the environment and global warming 3. Analyze the value of recycling resources to corporations Topic 4. Prevention and Mitigation of Environmental Hazards in Corporations Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Apply the principles of ecological restoration and hazard mitigation in a corporate setting; 2. Analyze the complex and dynamic interactions between corporations, its employees and their environment; 3. Explain the role of government policy at municipal, regional, national, and global levels to achieve sustainable natural disaster response and environmental mitigation; 4. Apply theoretical concepts of corporate emergency and disaster management planning to complex environmental problems and issues; 5. Critically analyze complex and often competing social, environmental, and economic interests in developing corporate hazard mitigation and restoration plans. Topic 5. Plans for Spill Reporting, Containment, and Cleanup Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Report hazardous chemical spill when the quantity of oil and hazardous chemicals spillage exceed the reportable quantity; 2. Apply a SPCC plan, prepared for your manufacturing facility, to day to day plant operations for minimizing and preventing oil spills (safeguards and safe working conditions); 3. Apply in-place control measures to prevent a spill from affecting the surrounding environmentally, sensitive areas; and 4. Apply the plant SPCC plan to develop a Cleanup plan for restoring damage caused by any spill. Topic 6. Delineating Hazardous Chemical Spill Est. Hrs. 6 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Develop a Contaminant Delineation plan; 2. Develop and implement a Contaminant Delineation plan at a chemical spill area within the manufacturing facility to define the extent of chemical contamination; 3. Analyze field and subsurface data; and 4. Manage, evaluate, and interpret data for remediation of the contamination. Topic 7 Environmental Remediation of Chemical Spills Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Develop the factors critical in the design of a contamination remediation program; 2. Develop factors critical for costing a remediation project; 3. Develop Site Remedial Objectives for site cleanup; and 4. Determine which type of date to collect to gauge remediation progress. Topic 8. Sources and Effects of Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases Est. Hrs. 6 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Quantify and reduce the generation of greenhouse gasses and other air pollutants in manufacturing facilities; 2. Apply applicable environmental regulations to your manufacturing process with respect to air emissions; 3. Identify methods to control the atmospheric loading of manufacturing air pollutants; and 4. Describe a suitable and cost effective control measure to reduce or eliminate air pollution at your manufacturing facility. Topic 9. Effective Environmental Risk Communication Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Analyze risk of a situation which can potentially cause a threat to safety and human health of the employees working at a manufacturing facility; 2. Assess challenges to effective risk communication; and 3. Apply OSHA's Risk/Hazard Communication standard to inform employees of potential risk at their work place and protective measure necessary to work at a particular plant location.
Dr. Ajit T. Joseph - 3/1/2015
josepha7@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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