Workplace injuries and accidents are occurring every day and causing problematic situations for both employees and the employer. To achieve a safety culture, and therefore reduce the number of injuries and accidents, employee competency must be achieved. During on-board training it is crucial to embed safety practices within procedural training, to have a seamless transition with completing a task, and doing it safely. During my study I compared the workplace practices I observed during my internship as NASA and contrasted those practices with safety norms within general industry. Many workplace injuries and accidents occur when employees are unaware, they’re committing a safety violation. By training employees in competency, injury and accidents rates will be lower, and a safety culture will be strengthened. Throughout this paper you will learn how to achieve employee competency while also training employees on OSHA violations and meet required training variables mandated by federal OSHA.

Semester/Year of Award

Spring 5-5-2019


Ronald Dotson

Mentor Professional Affiliation

Safety, Security, and Emergency Management

Access Options

Open Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



Safety, Security, and Emergency Management