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Safety is a fundamental concern in any transportation mode and a required competency for individuals working in any transportation or public works field. This course provides a thorough overview of the development and maintenance of safety policies and procedures for transportation activities. The federal Safety Management System (SMS) process including Quality Management Strategies using safety risk management (hazard identification, risk assessment and control) serves as the foundation for understanding the need to implement a safety culture stressing proactive v. reactive transportation safety program development and management. Predictive tools and methods such as Gap Analysis (GA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), and data sharing approaches are explored. Environmental Protection and Occupational Health and Safety policy and programs affecting transportation mode safety are also examined.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): PA 8050