USC Aviation Offers Human Factors Mx Class

 - February 27, 2013, 1:10 PM

The University of Southern California Aviation Safety and Security program within the Viterbi School of Engineering is offering a human factors in aviation maintenance class designed to provide knowledge and understanding of human factors in the realm of aviation safety focusing on the role of the aviation maintainer. The class will run from April 26 to April 29.

The course will explore human factors issues as conditions/hazards that must be managed and examines how the maintainer can affect positive change. Specific issues such as fatigue management, deviations from approved procedure, situational awareness and the Dirty Dozen (the 12 most common aviation human-factors causes of errors) will be outlined and discussed in depth.

Data collection methodologies such as maintenance error decision aid and line operation safety audits are to be examined as viable methods of safety information and as hazard identification tools in an organization’s safety management system. The course also satisfies the human factors course requirement for the USC Safety & Security Certificate.