Principles of best practice for assessing student learning and methods to measure educational outcomes through an effective assessment program are discussed. Nine general principles of good practice for assessing student learning are reviewed. From this general overview, specific examples of direct and indirect measures of student learning outcomes are discussed. Finally, a discussion follows as to how assessment data can be used to improve higher educational program curriculum, course content, instructional delivery, and evaluate program effectiveness while enhancing stakeholder involvement in an effective safety and health educational program effort.
Charles W. McGlothlin, Jr., Ph.D., P.E.
This presentation looks at how colleges and universities can better recruit students into the safety and health field. With the expected retirement of thousands of baby boomer generation health and safety professionals on the horizon, there is anticipation of a significant employment need for upcoming safety and health professionals.
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
The presentation will explore the relationship between the program at Southeastern Louisiana University and the local business and industrial community. It will include a series of examples of successes in working with the business/industrial community and also include cautions as to where the program has run into problems.
College of Science & Technology - Southeastern Louisiana University
Ergonomic-related risk factors are identified that result in excess injuries to nursing home staff and residents. The impact of engineering controls designed to minimize manual transfers of residents are analyzed and a management evaluation system developed to assist nursing home management in the cost justification of needed engineering controls. A process for data collection, analyses, and development of a cost/benefit relationship is developed to help extended care facilities make the business case for engineering interventions which will reduce ergonomically-related injuries. This analytical approach could result in a user friendly management system which could have a major impact on a nationally recognized ergonomically-related injury problem area.
Since the first fatal aircraft accident in the United States on September 17, 1908, the need has existed to investigate these events. Compared to other modes of transportation, aviation is in fact very safe, but accidents will happen and there must be trained individuals available to respond, determine the causes, and bring forth preventative measures. A general overview of air safety investigation will be presented, along with a discussion of the three basic questions investigators must address. Recent accidents will be used to illustrate these questions. Specific methods used in the training of future investigators will be presented. Finally, challenges facing these future air safety investigators will be introduced.
Department of Applied Aviation Sciences - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, FL
In an attempt to manage safety concerns, information sheets simulating MSDS for chemicals, called Technology Safety Data Sheets (TSDS) were first introduced. Their aim is to capture and relate a concise abstract of technical information and provide it in a user-friendly format to workers, technology, equipment, or processes designers, as well as safety managers. TSDS utilizes information concluded from existing hazard analysis techniques such as What-If, Checklist, What-If/Checklist, Hazard and Operability Study (HAZOP), Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), and Job Safety Analysis (JSA). TSDS development can be taught at engineering schools to familiarize and educate non-safety professionals on safety issues at an early stage of their careers. If trained on the development of TSDS, these new engineers can set the stage for the understanding of safety and health concerns as they take on bigger and more important responsibilities .
School of Science & Computer Engineering - University of Houston-Clear Lake
The lessons learned from each exercise have been compiled and combined. Ten exercises were done during one school year and each exercise provided at least one unique improvement opportunity that was not identified in any of the other exercises. The design team was expecting each exercise to be completed in a fashion very similar for each school. The eleven categories of the lessons that were learned from the ten exercises are: School Security, Communications, Intruder in the Building, Administrative Confrontation, Fire alarm sounds after school in Lockdown, Evacuation, Assembly Points, Hazardous Vapor Release (HVR) Shelter, Training Opportunities, Audits, Additional Drills – Four part process. These categories will be discussed in detail with the goal of stimulating an exchange of ideas that will benefit the safety and security of school campuses.
LGH Safety Services, LLC
Prior to the development of the American National Standard for Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (ANSI Z-10) voluntary standard, there was no consensus standard in the United States for Occupational Health and Safety. Its development has created a significant gap between practice and this new metric. It may have also created a gap between the education of our students and the standard. This presentation will address these problems and their resolutions.
Arlington Heights, IL
Participating colleges/universities will provide informal presentations regarding their programs, institutions, and locations. Each presentation will be given concurrently in fifteen-minute sessions consisting of five-to-seven minute Power Point demos followed by seven-to-ten minute question and answer sessions. Every fifteen minutes, attendees will rotate to another table. This program will continue until attendees have seen as many programs as they desire.
Currently, the following programs have agreed to participate:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Murray State University
Southeastern Louisiana State University
Southeastern Oklahoma State University