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SFTY 600 : Occupational Safety and Health Management

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SFTY 600-WW
Campus
Worldwide
College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
SFTY
600
Occupational Safety and Health Management
3
This course provides a broad overview of occupational safety. It begins with an exploration of the history of the subject, moves through the OSH Act, workers' compensation, safety program development and management, and finally addresses hazards and controls. The application of safety and health management principles to the management of complex technical industries is covered.

Through a variety of case studies, projects and activities, this course is designed to provide graduate students with the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, organize, lead, manage and evaluate programs under the purview of the occupational safety and health manager or practitioner in a variety of industries.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Delineate occupational fatality, injury and illness as a significant public health problem and cost to individuals, communities and especially work organizations.

2. Design and implement safety training programs that incorporate appropriate adult learning theories and risk communication theories.

3. Formulate programs and workplace initiatives aimed at reducing and controlling workers’ compensation costs.

4. Apply their understanding of safety program development and management to a case, with emphasis on hazard appraisal and control.

5. Integrate occupational health psychology theories and practices into hazard appraisal and control initiatives.6. Formulate a plan to enhance or engineer a positive safety culture / climate within organizations.

7. Compare and contrast commitment-based and compliance-based safety management practices.

8. Evaluate and illustrate the effectiveness of occupational safety and health management programs through cost-benefit analyses, basic economic analyses, risk management methods or through statistical assessment.

9. Conduct a thorough review of the academic and empirical literature on an occupational safety topic and produce an academic research paper summarizing the literature on the topic.

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
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. Basis and Philosophy of Occupational Safety and Health Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Present the reasons why occupational safety has advanced since the early 1900’s. 2. Delineate occupational fatality, injury, and illness as a significant problem and cost to individuals, communities and especially work organizations. 3. Present an argument regarding how safety “pays” as a business case for safety. 4. Construct an argument defending contemporary roles and responsibilities required of today’s safety professionals. Topic 2. Workers’ Compensation Management Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Detail how workers’ compensation losses impact experience rating, workers’ compensation costs and organizations. 2. Describe how workers’ compensation operates and the types of losses within the workers’ compensation system. 3. Argue the benefits of establishing an effective return to work program. 4. Formulate programs and workplace initiatives aimed at reducing and controlling workers’ compensation costs. 5. Evaluate and determine workers’ compensation risk through an examination of experience rating. Topic 3. Safety Promotion and the Psychology of Occupational Est. Hrs. 4 Safety and Health Part I Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Describe and support how psychosocial and organizational factors influence worker behaviors and workplace safety and health outcomes. 2. Integrate occupational health psychology theories and practices into hazard appraisal and control initiatives. 3. Compare and contrast commitment-based and compliance-based safety management practices. Topic 4. Safety Promotion and the Psychology of Occupational Est. Hrs. 3 Safety and Health Part II Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Describe and support how psychosocial and organizational factors influence worker behaviors and workplace safety and health outcomes. 2. Integrate occupational health psychology theories and practices into hazard appraisal and control initiatives. 3. Formulate a plan to enhance or engineer a positive safety culture / climate within organizations. 4. Assess safety climate within an organization. Topic 5. Hazard Analysis, Prevention and Safety Management I Est. Hrs. 4 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Organize a safety and health management system within a workplace. 2. Recommend a strategy for seeking certification of a safety and health management system. 3. Develop a loss control program within an organization directed toward identifying, evaluating, eliminating and preventing workplace hazards. 4.Establish an inspection program within an organization. 5. Integrate safety, health and environmental audit practices in an organization’s overall safety and health management system. Topic 6. Hazard Analysis, Prevention and Safety Management II Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Locate scholarly articles related to occupational safety and health management. 2. Read, synthesize and summarize findings from scholarly journal articles. 3. Present implications for occupational safety and health practice and application based on findings from scholarly journal articles. 4. Recommend best practices for managing occupational safety and health in organizations. 5. Argue the merits of various approaches to occupational safety and health management. Topic 7 Safety Performance, Measurement and Monitoring Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Develop a plan to complete an incident or accident investigation within an organization. 2. Record occupational injuries and illnesses according to regulatory standards. 3. Formulate a plan to measure safety performance within an organization. Topic 8. Safety Training Est. Hrs. 5 Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Plan and organize safety and health training programs and initiatives. 2. Design and implement safety training programs that incorporate adult learning theories and risk communication theories. 3. Evaluate safety and health training. 4. Recommend best practices for efficacious safety and health training. 5. Discuss the benefits of a learning organization in the context of occupational safety and health Topic 9. Total Worker Health and the Integration of Est. Hrs. 5 Health Protection and Health Promotion Student Outcomes: The student will be able to: 1. Describe what is meant by Total Worker Health and the Integration of Health Protection and Health Promotion 2. List the essential elements of an effective workplace integrated program 3. Argue the merits of integrating health protection and health promotion
Dr. Todd Smith - 3/1/2015
todd.smith2@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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