SAFE06042 2019 Occupational Safety and Health Legislation
This module examines key aspects of the legal system and key requirements of legislation relating to safety, health and welfare in the workplace.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Describe the operation of the legal system in connection with safety and health at work.
Distinguish between civil liability and criminal liability.
Identify the requirements of major OSH legislation mainly the 2005 Act and key features of the 2007 General Application Regulations.
Interpret and apply legislative requirements to the workplace.
Demonstrate an ability to read and interpret safety & health legislation.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
The students will be exposed to a blend of learning activities e.g. on-line lectures (via Adobe Connect), independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address various student learning needs. Moodle will be used to upload educational material( e.g. powerpoint presentations. recordings of on-line lectures and supplementary reading material) and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals).
The online delivery will be blended with workshops to bring the learners together to facilitate group learning.
Module Assessment Strategies
Final Theory 50%; Continuous assessment 50%
Regular MCQs will be undertaken through Moodle and assignment uploads through Moodle.
Repeat assignments will be available on Moodle, subject to IT Sligo Procedure on late submissions, 'Applications for extension of continuous assessment deadlines'.
Sources of Law, Primary Legislation, Delegated Legislation, EU Influence
Civil & Criminal Liability, Duty of Care & Contributory Negligence
Barrington Commission Report and Interim Board on Occupational Safety & Health
E.U. Framework Directives
Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act, 2005
Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Multiple Choice||Continuous Assessment||Multiple Choice||10 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4|
|2||Assessment 3||Continuous Assessment||Assignment||20 %||Week 12||3,4,5|
|3||Workshop Assignment||Continuous Assessment||Closed Book Exam||20 %||OnGoing|
End of Semester / Year Assessment
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Final Exam||Final Exam||Closed Book Exam||50 %||End of Term||1,2,3,4,5|
Online Learning Mode Workload
|Online Lecture||Not Specified||Lecture||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Group Learning||Not Specified||Workshop||2.5||Once Per Semester||0.17|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Self Study||10||Weekly||10.00|
|Directed Learning||Not Specified||Directed Learning||1.85||Weekly||1.85|
Required & Recommended Book List
2006-12-01 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005: Offprint from the Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated Round Hall Ltd
ISBN 1858004357 ISBN-13 9781858004358
2013-12-11 Safety and Health Acts: Annotated and Consolidated Round Hall Ltd
ISBN 0414032918 ISBN-13 9780414032910
2007-11-30 Health and Safety: Law and Practice Round Hall Ltd
ISBN 185800439X ISBN-13 9781858004396
2012-03-09 Health, Safety & Welfare Law in Ireland Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN 0717152634 ISBN-13 9780717152636
Updated edition of this popular introduction to health, safety and welfare law in Ireland covering all areas of occupational health and safety law, including guidelines on all recent legislation and safety documents. *New to this edition: * Health and safety strategy document 2010-2012 * Updated guidelines on workplace violence and bullying * Guidelines on stress management * Guidelines on occupational asthma and dermatitis * Artificial radiation in the workplace * Annual Report of the Health and Safety Authority 2010, with inspections and legal proceedings conducted by the Authority for the year 2008/2009 * Guidelines on Chemical Safety (Chemical Safety Act 2008) * Irish Immunisation Schedule 2011 * Updated guidelines on farm safety, including new guidelines for children and young people on the farm and the safe use of farm machinery. * Describes the principal duties and obligations of employers and employees as outlined in the Health and Safety at Work Acts 1989 to 2005, including subsequent Regulations. * Examines the role and function of the Health and Safety Authority, the Rights Commissioner, Employment Equality Authority, Employment Appeals Tribunal and the Labour Court in relation to workplace welfare. Suitable For: * Students taking courses on which Safety and Health at Work FETAC Level 5 is a module. * FAS Safe Pass courses Updated edition of this popular introduction to health, safety and welfare law in Ireland covering all areas of occupational health and safety law, including guidelines on all recent legislation and safety documents. New to this edition: Health and safety strategy document 2010-2012 Updated guidelines on workplace violence and bullying Guidelines on stress management Guidelines on occupational asthma and dermatitis Artificial radiation in the workplace Annual Report of the Health and Safety Authority, including inspections by the Authority and legal proceedings conducted by the Authority - Guidelines on Chemical Safety (Chemical Safety Act 2008) Irish Immunisation Schedule 2011 Updated guidelines on farm safety, including special new guidelines for young farm workers and farm children and the safe use of farm machinery. Describes the principal duties and obligations of employers and employees as outlined in the Health and Safety at Work Acts 1989 to 2005, including subsequent Regulations. Addresses issues relating to the provision and promotion of safe and healthy working practices, systems and training. Identifies risk factors in relation to safety under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations. Introduces legislative provisions governing employee welfare and considers the issue of insurance in relation to the workplace and the law governing this practice. Examines the role and function of the Health and Safety Authority, the Rights Commissioner, Employment Equality Authority, Employment Appeals Tribunal and the Labour
Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 (S.I. No. 10 of 2005)
Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 HSA Guidance
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007
(S.I No. 299 of 2007)
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007 HSA Guidance
As directed in lecture material.
Health and Safety Review (electronic journal) from IT Sligo Library web page