SAFE06024 2013 BEHAVIOURAL SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS

General Details

Full Title
BEHAVIOURAL SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS
Transcript Title
BEHAVIOURAL SAFETY AND ERGO
Code
SAFE06024
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
David Mullarkey, Blaithin McGrath
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_G07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety & Health SG_SOCCU_H08 201400 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_B07 201600 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_C06 201600 Higher Certificate in Science SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Description

This module considers the individual in the workplace and their interaction with the work environment and workplace.  Students will learn fundamental ergonomic principles.  Organisational and individual behaviours as key factors in safety performance will be explored and key elements for managing an organisations safety will be considered.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Identify the principles and objectives of ergonomics.

2.

Examine the risk factors implicated in workplace manual handling injuries and the development of musculoskeletal disorders.

3.

Examine the legislation applicable to manual handling and display screen equipment

4.

Distinguish the organisational elements needed to manage health and safety.

5.

Identify the individual and organisational factors necessary for promoting safe behaviour within organisations.

6.

Explain the legal framework for managing the organisational aspects of health and safety.

Module Assessment Strategies

 Ongoing assessment of understanding and acquisition of knowledge will take place during each lecture using discussion and questions and answers - formative feedback occurs at this time.

Students will be given assignments - summative feedback will occur at this stage.

The final exam allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of fundamental ergonomic principles in occupational injury control, organisational and individual behaviours in safety performance and key elements for managing organisational safety

 

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Management of occupational risk: hierarchy of controls, operational and organisational controls, monitoring and review.

Historical background - Development of Industrial Psychology / Work Psychology. Context and relevance of Industrial Psychology.

Perception: Theories of Perception, Motivation, Learning and Behaviour.

Theories of motivation: Needs-based analysis - Motivation and Behaviour.

Learning: Piaget, Kolb - Learning & cycles.

Learning and behaviour: Geller and behavioural based safety process.

Manual handling definition, hazards associated with manual handling and strategies for control. Structure of the spine and back injury.

Legislation, employer duties and assessment of the risk factors involved in moving and handling loads. Training for safe lifting technique and principles for handling inanimate objects.

Musculoskeletal disorder risk factors and VDT workstation design, layout and assessment.

Safety Health & Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

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 In call discussion, questions & answers Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Short Answer Questions Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % Week 10 4,5
3 Individual Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % OnGoing 2,3

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 70 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 Chapter 4 Manual Handling of Loads.

HSA Guidance on the Management of Manual Handling in the Workplace - HSA Guidance

Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (as amended) - Guidance on Regulations, ISBN 071762823X, HSE Books, PO box 1999, Sudbury.

Manual Handling: Solutions you can handle HSG 115 HSE Books ISBN 978071760693I.

Better Backs: HSE Case Studies.

Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 Chapter 5 Display Screen Equipment.

Display Screen Equipment - HSA Guidance.

Ergonomics for Computerised Offices.

Kroemer, K.H.E., 2008, Fitting the Human: Introduction to Ergonomics, 6th ed., CRC Press

McKeown, C., 2007, Office Ergonomics: Practical Applications, CRC Press

Dul, J., Weerdmeester, B., 2008, Ergonomics for Brginner4s: A Quick Reference Guide, CRC Press

Ridley, J., Channing J., 2003 Safety at Work, Butterworth Heinemann.

Auerbach A. (1996) The World of Work; An Introduction to Industrial Organisational Psychology.

Sutherland Valerie (2006) The management of safety: The behavioural approach to changing organisations  Thousand Oaks London.

Krause T. (1997) 2nd ed. Behaviour Based Safety Process Wiley & Sons.

 

Other Resources

Materials given in class

Additional Information

None