Injuries, Anatomy, Biomechanics & Federal Regulation

Safety continues to be one of the most important factors in motor vehicle design, manufacturing, and marketing.  This course provides a comprehensive overview of these critical automotive safety considerations: injury and anatomy; human tolerance and biomechanics; occupant protection; testing; and federal legislation. The knowledge shared at this course enables participants to be more aware of safety considerations and to better understand and interact with safety experts.

This course has been approved by the Accreditation Commission for Traffic Accident Reconstruction (ACTAR) for 18 Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Upon completion of this course, accredited reconstructionists should mail a copy of their course certificate of achievement and the $5 participant CEU fee to ACTAR, PO Box 1493, North Platte, NE 69103.

What Will You Learn

By attending in this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the significance of various injuries, how to rank order and quantitatively compare their severity, and how to access overall severity of multiple injuries 
  • Assess the significance of various test results, know their basis and how to interpret them 
  • Identify the biomechanical and legal basis of safety regulations and their changes (especially FMVSS 208 and 214) 
  • Describe the different measuring capabilities of various test dummies including Hybrid III
  • Contrast the difference between impact and deceleration injuries for various body regions and explain the "third collision," which takes place within the vehicle 

Is This Course For You

This course is designed for all professionals technical or managerial who are involved either directly or indirectly with vehicle safety performance.  An engineering undergraduate degree in any discipline would be beneficial.

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