ENVR07041 2019 Environmental Topics in the Workplace

General Details

Full Title
Environmental Topics in the Workplace
Transcript Title
Environmental Topics in the Wo
Code
ENVR07041
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Edel Costello, John Crummy
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_J07 201900 Level 7 Add-on Award in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Level 7 Embedded Award in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_J07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health
Description

The aim of this module is to address environmental topics in the workplace and their links to OHS.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Outline the parameters used for environmental monitoring including air and water.

2.

Carry out calculations on environmental data.

3.

Evaluate pollution abatement technologies.

4.

Examine the links between environmental and OHS issues in the workplace and the Environmental Risk Assessment Process.

5.
Identify and discuss how global environmental issues impact at the workplace level.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full-time.

This will include lectures and may include site visits, augmented by independent learning and directed learning.

This approach is expected to address student learning needs.

Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals).

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 30% Continuous Assessment and 70% Final Exam

Short answer questions quiz (10%): including calculations on environmental data shall take place (towards mid to end of semester).

Individual research report assignment (20%): On an environmental topic will examine the links between environmental and OHS issues in the workplace and will be submitted via Moodle towards the end of the semester.

Final exam (70%) at end of term.

Feedback using formative assessment will be ongoing via class discussions.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

1. Outline the parameters used for environmental monitoring including air and water.

  • Environmental monitoring and analysis; atmosphere, water, wastewater, waste etc

2. Carry out calculations on environmental data.

  • Environmental monitoring and analysis; atmosphere, water, wastewater, waste etc

3. Evaluate pollution abatement technologies.

  • Pollution abatement technologies including wastewater treatment, scrubber systems, thermal oxidisers, anaerobic digesters, etc

4. Examine the links between environmental and OHS issues in the workplace and the Environmental Risk Assessment Process.

  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Chemicals in the environment
  • Transfrontier shipment of waste
  • Waste management
  • Reports, case studies, journals, articles, etc

5. Identify and discuss how global environmental issues impact at the workplace level. 

  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Chemicals in the environment
  • Transfrontier shipment of waste
  • Waste management
  • Reports, case studies, journals, articles, etc

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Class discussion and feedback. Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Short answer questions including calculations on environmental data Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % OnGoing 1,2
3 Research assignment on workplace environmental topic Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % OnGoing 3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 70 % End of Term 1,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2012 Environmental Science
ISBN 0470646098 ISBN-13 9780470646090

Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, Eighth Edition provides emphasis on the scientific process throughout the book gives readers the structure to develop their critical thinking skills. Updated and revised to include the latest research in the field, the eighth edition continues to present a balanced analytical and interdisciplinary approach to the field. New streamlined text clears away the "jargon" to bring the issues and the science to the forefront. The new design and updated image program highlights key points and makes the book easier to navigate.

Recommended Reading
1990 Standard handbook of environmental engineering McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN UOM:39015015511309

The first major handbook covering the entire field of environmental engineering Written by 36 leading experts in the field, this hands-on'' reference provides complete coverage of the latest environmental engineering practices, and includes up-to-date information on legislation and quality criteria to help you establish and prioritize your work goals and objectives. Packed with over 900 table, charts, and drawings, the Handbook covers air quality control, water supply, wastewater disposal, solid waste management, storm-water, and hazardous waste management. It's a must-have reference for anyone who needs to understand, manage, or evaluate environmental engineering technology.

Recommended Reading
1997-01-01 Environmental Engineering McGraw-Hill College
ISBN 0077091272 ISBN-13 9780077091279

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Botkin, B., Keller, A., (2012). Environmental Science. 8th Ed., international student version. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley

Corbitt R.A. (1998) 2nd Ed Standard Handbook of Environmental Engineering McGraw-Hill

Kiely G. (1997) Environmental Engineering McGrath-Hill

EPA (2006) Environmental Liability Risk Assessment, Residuals Management Plans and Financial Provision EPA

EPA (2004) Guide to Storage and Transport of Materials EPA

EPA BAT Guidance Notes for various sectors EPA

Class Materials: Reports, Case Studies,  Journal Articles, etc

Journal Resources

Journal of Environmental Management

URL Resources

www.epa.ie

www.hsa.ie

www.iosh.co.uk

http://www.askaboutireland.ie/enfo/

https://www.eea.europa.eu/

https://www.who.int/

http://www.ccacoalition.org/en

https://www-sciencedirect-com.ezproxy.library.itsligo.ie/journal/journal-of-environmental-management

Other Resources

Students will be given access to handouts, relevant reports and research reports on the moodle page for this module.

Additional Information

None