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Because the program emphasizes experiential and peer-to-peer learning, students not only master the course content, they also engage in a variety of activities that teach them how to apply that content to their own business environment. These activities include

  • Using the latest techniques to retrospectively analyze real-world disasters and “near misses,” and applying the lessons to their own company
  • Developing financial models to make the “business case” that system safety reduces total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Engaging with industry and legal professionals in online forums to explore the role of the civil justice system in promoting or discouraging best corporate safety practices
  • Grads_smallParticipating in unique exercises to acquire a thorough knowledge of design aspects of ergonomics
  • Developing risk assessment matrices for specific case studies in their business sector
  • Identifying and redesigning error-provocative environments in their own workplace
  • Reviewing provided incident investigation reports, and analyzing their strengths and weaknesses
  • Examining current whistleblower protection law, and discussing methods to determine whether or not their own company has ethical and legal procedures in place for transparent reporting of wrongdoing in the safety arena
  • Analyzing case studies to gain an understanding of the critical role of safety specifications being included in their company’s procurement documents
  • Conducting "gap analyses" of their company's policies by comparing them to best practices, and identifying unintended consequences of poor safety policy in their own business and industry sector
  • Completing a capstone project in which they develop an advanced safety management plan for their business unit that is consistent with the ANSI Z-10 standard