SAFE06023 2013 ENVIRONMENT HEALTH AND SAFETY
This module will give students a foundation in Environmental Health and Safety enabling them to apply these fundamentals to the area of pharmaceutical science.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Identify hazards in the workplace and apply appropriate control measures with special reference to the needs of the pharmaceutical sector.
Identify the functions and roles of organisations involved in Environmental Health and Safety management in Ireland.
Outline the parameters used for Environmental Health and Safety monitoring in Ireland
Examine the links between environmental and occupational safety and health issues in the workplace.
Identify and analyse Occupational Safety and Health and Environmental legislation with reference to its impact on the Pharmaceutical sector.
Communicate the need for effective management of Evnvironmental, Health and Safety issues in the workplace.
Module Assessment Strategies
Students will be assessed individually and as groups through a variety of written assignments and presentation work. Short answer questions will summarise the individuals learning at the end of the semester.
Environmental monitoring and analysis; atmosphere, water, wastewater, waste etc.
Hazard identification and risk assessment
Fire, electricity, emergency planning and hazards associated with building activities.
Noise, dust, vibration and associated occupational hygiene issues.
Occupational diseases, health promotion, psychosocial hazards, food hygiene.
Manual handling, ergonomics.
Hazardous materials classification, confined spaces, lock-out tag-out etc.
EHS management systems and communication.
Relevant EHS legislation.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Class discussion and feedback.||Formative||UNKNOWN||- %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|2||Individual Project Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment project based on a prescribed work environment||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||20 %||OnGoing||1,4,5,6|
|3||Group Project group presentation on EHS issues in the chemical/pharmaceutical industries||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||30 %||OnGoing||1,4,5,6|
|4||Group Project Report on the impact of Environmental, Health and safety on the situation outlined in Assessment 3||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||10 %||OnGoing||2,3,4,5,6|
|5||Short Answer Questions exam of questions covering the entire module content||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||40 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Independent Learning||UNKNOWN||Self Study||4||Weekly||4.00|
Mooney A.M. (2003) Environmental Law Cavenish
Corbitt R.A. (1998) 2nd Ed Standard Handbook of Environmental Engineering McGraw-Hill
EPA (2006) Environmental Liability Risk Assessment, Residuals Management Plans and Financial Provision EPA
EPA BAT Guidance Notes for various sectors EPA
Ridley J. & Channing J. (2004) 6th ed Safety At Work Butterworth Heinemann
Stranks J. (2000) 5th ed Handbook of Health and Safety Practice Pearson Education
Ridley J. (2004) 3rd ed Health and Safety in Brief Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann
Curley T.(2006) The Construction Safety Handbook Oak Tree Press
Stranks J. (1995) Occupational Health and Hygiene Pitman Publishing
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