SAFE06033 2013 SPECIAL PURPOSE AWARD OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

General Details

Full Title
SPECIAL PURPOSE AWARD OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
Transcript Title
SPA OSH
Code
SAFE06033
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Academic Year to Easter
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
David Mullarkey, Edel Costello, Ossian Geraghty, Mary Hannon, Blaithin McGrath
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_E06 201300 Level 6 Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SENVI_C06 201300 Higher Certificate in Science in Environmental Management
Description

This subject is aimed at persons with some or no previous knowledge of occupational safety and health (OSH). The subject aims to provide an overview of the main issues in OSH, occupational hygiene and the legislative context in which employers and employees must operate. The subject also provides an introduction to the concepts and basic principles that are necessary in order to appreciate why accidents occur, how to assess hazard and risk and the principles of risk control. The structure and roles of the main enforcement agencies is also explained.  Topics covered include, legislation, hazard and risk contro, occupational health and diseases, fire, electricity and machine safety, chemical safety, occupational hygiene, ergonomics, manual handling and safety statements.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Outline the legal framework and requirements for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) within organisations.

2.

 Identify basic hazards in the workplace and outline how a risk assessment would be conducted.

3.

 List and outline strategies for controlling hazards and reducing risks.

4.

Identify common occupational diseases and outline the advantages of promoting workers health and well-being.

5.

Outline measurement strategies for some common physical and chemical hazards in the workplace.

6.

 Describe the hazardous nature of chemicals and strategies for control

7.

Identify fire, electricity and machine hazards and explain key measures to minimise risks and develop procedures

8.

Identify Ergonomic hazards in the work place and strategies for control.

9.

List and explain key elements of the Safety Statement.

Module Assessment Strategies

Participants will be assessed using assignments throughout the duration of the course and these will comprise of short and multiple choice questions and written assignments.  Thefinal exam allows the student to demonstrate their overall knowledge of course content.

Indicative Syllabus

Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

Hazard identification and risk assessment.

Hierarchy of Controls

Fire Hazards, Electricity Hazards, Machine Hazards

Emergency Procedures

Chemical Hazards physiochemical properties, labelling and controls

Occupational Hygiene -Noise Monitoring, dust monitoring and gas monitoring 

Ergonomics and manual handling

Safety Statement and basic organisational controls.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Short Answer Questions Moodle Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 8 % OnGoing 1
2 Short Answer Questions Moodle Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 8 % OnGoing 2,3
3 Short Answer Questions Moodle Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 8 % OnGoing 7
4 Short Answer Questions Moodle Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 8 % OnGoing 4
5 Short Answer Questions Moodle Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 8 % OnGoing 5
6 Short Answer Questions Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % OnGoing 6,7

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Year 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
             
             

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Classroom Equipped for OLL. On Line Lecture 1.5 Weekly 1.50
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

As indicated on Moodle Page for SPA OSH

Other Resources

As indicated on Moodle Page for SPA OSH

Additional Information

None