SAFE06045 2019 Sector Specific Workplace Hazards

General Details

Full Title
Sector Specific Workplace Hazards
Transcript Title
Sector Specific Workplace Haza
Code
SAFE06045
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
10 - 10 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_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Science in Occupational Safety and Health
Description

This module will introduce students to the workplace hazards associated with specific sectors including manufacturing industries, construction, agriculture, transport, healthcare etc.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Outline the general workplace hazards categories and those hazards associated with specific employment sectors.

2.

Describe the standard international classifications used by the HSA for statistical data.

3.

Explore the different HSA on-line learning courses aimed at different industrial sectors

4.

Source and interpret current information and research on sector specific workplace hazards.

5.

Work within groups to prepare and present reports.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered part-time.

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques.

This will include online lectures (via adobe connect or similar), workshops 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).

The online delivery will be blended with workshops to bring the learners together to facilitate group learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% Continuous assessment

3 x Moodle Quizzes (MCQ's) (30%): shall take place approx every 4 weeks after classes start within the semester.

Group and Workshop Project (30%): Working within groups students will source & interpret current information & research on sector specific workplace hazards to prepare & make presentations at the workshop and will be submitted via Moodle towards the middle of the semester.

Individual research report assignment (40%): Students shall produce a detailed report on the same research topic described above and will be submitted via Moodle towards the end of the semester.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

1. Outline the general workplace hazards categories and those hazards associated with specific employment sectors.

  • Occupational Hazard Categories; physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic, psychosocial.

2. Describe the standard international classifications used by the HSA for statistical data.

  • Sector specific breakdown of HSA accident/incident and fatality statistics. NACE System and Eurostats.

3. Explore the different HSA on-line learning courses aimed at different industrial sectors

  • Relevant HSA sector specific online learning modules for education, farming and construction.

4. Source and interpret current information and research on sector specific workplace hazards.

  • Employment sectors including manufacturing industry, pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, construction, farming, transport, healthcare, retail etc. and associated occupational safety issues.
  • Hazard identification strategies in the workplace.

5. Work within groups to prepare and present reports.

  • Produce group project presentation to be presented at the workshop.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 MCQ's x 3 Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3
2 Working within groups students will source & interpret current information & research on sector specific workplace hazards to prepare & make presentations at the workshop. Continuous Assessment Group Project 30 % OnGoing 4,5
3 Individual Research Assignment: Students shall produce a detailed report on the same research topic described above. Continuous Assessment Individual Project 40 % OnGoing 4

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Distance Learning Suite Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed learning 1.85 Weekly 1.85
Workshop Flat Classroom Workshop 2.5 Once Per Semester 0.17
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 10 Weekly 10.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.02 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2016-05-03 Health and Safety at Work
ISBN 0749478179 ISBN-13 9780749478179

Establish the proper systems and procedures for effective health and safety management and the legal requirements that businesses need to be aware of with this guide for UK employers.

Recommended Reading
2016-11-14 Physical and Biological Hazards of the Workplace John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781119276524 ISBN-13 1119276527

Completely updated version this classic reference covers both physical hazards and biological agents Provides updated information on protecting workers from proven and possible health risks from manual material handling, extremes of temperature and pressure, ionizing and non-ionizing (magnetic fields) radiation, shiftwork, and more Details major changes in our understanding of biological hazards including Ebola, Chikungunya, Zika, HIV, Hepatitis C, Lyme disease, MERS-CoV, TB, and much more All infectious diseases have been updated from an occupational health perspective Includes practical guidance on to how to set up medical surveillance for hazards and suggests preventive measures that can be used to reduce occupational diseases

Recommended Reading
2009-10 Principles of Health and Safety at Work Routledge
ISBN 090135743X ISBN-13 9780901357434

Widely acknowledged as the one stop summary of health and safety fundamentals, Principles covers law, safety technology, occupational health and hygiene and safety management techniques. Originally written by the late international health and safety expert Allan St John Holt, this new edition has been comprehensively updated by Allan's colleague Jim Allen. The book is designed as a concise, accessible introduction to health and safety basics and includes revision notes and a wide range of references. It is a first class resource for NEBOSH Certificate students.

Recommended Reading
2009-01 Fire Risk Thorogood Publishing
ISBN 9781854186034 ISBN-13 1854186035

Fire safety regulations have undergone their most significant change for over thirty years and owners of companies, employers, builders and landlords in UK face a seismic shift in liabilities and potential penalties. The responsibility for the safety of occupants and premises now lies with owners and employers. This invaluable new book draws on over thirty years of professional fire fighting, rescue and safety enforcement experience to provide a jargon-free practical guide to current liabilities and compliance.

Recommended Reading
2007-11-01 Health and Safety at Work Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN 9780749451486 ISBN-13 0749451483

Health and safety legislation has significantly changed over the last 10 years and regulation is now required in service sector industries as well as those described as 'dangerous', after increasing complaints of muscle injury and stress-related illnesses. This revised edition of Health and Safety at Work has been updated to include the latest legislation and considerations required for your workplace including: Construction Regulations (2007); Smoking at work (Health Act 2006); Principles of good practice (Control Of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations); Work at height (2005); Control of noise at work (2005); Behavioural society; and Workplace exposure limits. This practical guide continues to provide advice on how to establish procedures in your organization. Written in jargon-free language, it cuts through the legal complexities to enable your full understanding of the law and your peace of mind when putting procedures in place. Formerly published as A Manager's Guide to Health & Safety at Work

Recommended Reading
2006 The A-Z of Health and Safety Thorogood Publishing
ISBN 1854183877 ISBN-13 9781854183873

Health and safety law and practice has changed considerably in recent years and in an increasingly litigious society, all organisations must be up to speed with best practice.

Recommended Reading
2006 Health and Safety Pocket Book Routledge
ISBN 9780750667814 ISBN-13 0750667818

This pocket book contains a unique compilation of tables, data, checklists and a glossary for a wide range of health and safety topics. It includes: * the principal legal health and safety requirements for every industry * checklists for major hazards affecting all industries * safety management elements and systems * a glossary of the main concepts of health and safety * a wealth of charts with the nitty-gritty, hard to remember detail - such as the recommended air changes in ventilation and the maximum ratios of illuminance for adjacent areas * a list of the most important health and safety courses, publications and organisations The A-Z arrangement within the chapters and extensive cross-referencing makes the book easy to navigate. The Health and Safety Pocket Book is a compact first point of reference for practicing health and safety professionals and auditors out on site visits, managers and HR personnel with health and safety responsibilities, and employee representatives. The book will also be useful on a wide range of health and safety courses at all levels. Jeremy Stranks has 40 years of experience in occupational safety and health enforcement, management, consultancy and training. He is a founding member of NEBOSH and has lectured on numerous training courses on all aspects of health and safety. His company Safety and Hygiene Consultants offers companies advice in drawing up Health and Safety policies, writing risk assessments and audit procedures. * Essential information compiled into a single reference, which can otherwise only be found by consulting various sources * Concise tabular format making trailing through pages of text unnecessary * Cheap and portable - ideal for site visits

Recommended Reading
2004-07-28 Health and Safety in Brief, Third Edition Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN 0750662115 ISBN-13 9780750662116

In plain English, John Ridley guides the reader through Health and Safety legislation and explains how to comply with it in practical terms. The text is clearly laid out, distinguishing between bulleted summaries of legislative requirements and the author's advice and commentary.

By condensing the fundamental contents of the author's acclaimed Safety at Work into a practical and affordable volume, Health and Safety .in Brief has established itself as a valuable handbook for safety representatives and managers, as well as an essential aide-mmoire for students on the following courses:
* NEBOSH National Certificate and Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health
* IOSH Working Safely and Managing Safely
* CIEH Advanced Certificate in Health & Safety in the Workplace
* British Safety Council Certificate in Safety Management
* NVQs in Occupational Safety and Health

New in this edition:
* The effects of the Woolf Report reforms on UK law
* Changes in UK law as a result of EU directives, affecting the Chemical (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
* EU led changes in regulations concerning asbestos, lead, and explosive atmospheres and the new EU exposure limits
* New accident reporting procedure

* A concise source of essential legal information and best practice for managers
* Acts as a revision aid for IOSH, NEBOSH and other examinations
* Bulleted summaries and checklists provide quick access to the information required

Recommended Reading
2003-10-08 Safety at Work, Sixth Edition Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN 0750654937 ISBN-13 9780750654937

Safety at Work is widely accepted as the authoritative guide to safety and health in the workplace and covers all aspects of safety management.

The sixth edition has been revised to cover recent changes to UK practice and standards in health, safety, employment and environmental legislation. It also incorporates EU directives and references to harmonised and international standards.

Reflecting the importance of the roles of directors and managers in health and safety, new chapters cover the management of risk, emphasising the need for a sound organisational structure to achieve effective risk management. Developments in the behavioural approach to risk management and current thinking on the development of an international standard on safety management are also covered.

Quality of the environment is rapidly becoming part of the safety manager's responsibilities both in the workplace and in the context of global pollution. A completely new part consisting of five chapters has been added dealing solely with environmental issues (including ISO 14001).

The increasingly important role of ergonomics in health and safety is reflected in a new chapter on Applied Ergonomics, dealing with the subject pragmatically, that will allow the manager and practitioner to design process and operations that are within the limits of the human body. The effects of stress, an emerging concern in health and safety, are covered in various chapters.

* The leading book on the subject of occupational safety that covers all aspects of safety management.
* Revised to include changes in health, safety, employment and environmental legislation and issues.
* Covers information required for NEBOSH and IOSH qualifications

Recommended Reading
2001-03-28 Physical Hazards of the Workplace CRC Press
ISBN 9781420033007 ISBN-13 142003300X

The recognition and control of hazards in the work environment is the cornerstone of every company's safety and health plan. There are dangers in every workplace, especially those devoted to technology, machinery, and potentially hazardous material. Employers and their management teams must understand the regulations that provide for facility safety. The successful implementation of these legal standards is required for the profitable and legitimate management of any business. Physical Hazards of the Workplace addresses environmental and occupational dangers on the factory floor and in the office. The author explores OSHA, DOT and other federal, state, and local regulatory compliance codes. He explains how to implement these regulations for the prevention and minimization of the growing number of hazards found in work environments. The author devotes individual chapters to dangers related to machines, the respiratory system, the circulatory system, confined spaces, chemicals, personnel, cumulative trauma, environmental issues, electricity, noise, fire and explosion, and the risk of falling. One key chapter discusses issues of emergency and disaster preparedness. The useful appendices concisely detail OSHA training requirements, posting standards, and more.

Recommended Reading
2004-06-03 Health and Safety in Brief Routledge
ISBN 9780750662116 ISBN-13 0750662115

In plain English, John Ridley guides the reader through Health and Safety legislation and explains how to comply with it in practical terms. The text is clearly laid out, distinguishing between bulleted summaries of legislative requirements and the authors advice and commentary. By condensing the fundamental contents of the authors acclaimed Safety at Work into a practical and affordable volume, Health and Safety ...in Brief has established itself as a valuable handbook for safety representatives and managers, as well as an essential aide-mmoire for students on the following courses: * NEBOSH National Certificate and Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health * IOSH Working Safely and Managing Safely * CIEH Advanced Certificate in Health & Safety in the Workplace * British Safety Council Certificate in Safety Management * NVQs in Occupational Safety and Health New in this edition: * The effects of the Woolf Report reforms on UK law * Changes in UK law as a result of EU directives, affecting the Chemical (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations and Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations * EU led changes in regulations concerning asbestos, lead, and explosive atmospheres and the new EU exposure limits * New accident reporting procedure

Recommended Reading
2001 Fire Hazards in Industry Elsevier
ISBN 0750653213 ISBN-13 9780750653213

Publisher Fact Sheet This book has been designed to cover, in general terms, exactly what is required of employers.

Recommended Reading
2000 The Handbook of Health and Safety Practice Financial Times/Prentice Hall
ISBN 0273644327 ISBN-13 9780273644323

The Handbook of Health and Safety Practice is the book for anyone involved in health and safety including: health and safety practitioners, personnel managers, lawyers, engineers and those studying for NEBOSH, IOSH and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health examinations. Organised in two parts, the legal and the practical aspects, this book gives you complete coverage of health and safety and tells you how to implement them successfully in your company.

Recommended Reading
1996-03-04 Safety Technology: Health and Safety in Practice (Health & Safety in Practice) Financial Times Prentice Hall
ISBN 0273622234 ISBN-13 9780273622239

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

John M. Madden (2017) Electrical Safety and the Law Routledge

Jeremy Stranks (2016) Health and Safety at Work: An Essential Guide for Managers Kogan Page

J. C. Das (2012) ARC Flash Hazard Analysis and Mitigation John Wiley & Sons

Allan St. John Holt, Jim Allen (2009) Principles of Health and Safety at Work Routledge

Allan Grice (2009) Fire Risk Thorogood

Jeremy W. Stranks (2006) The A-Z of Health and Safety Thorogood

Jeremy W. Stranks (2006) Health and Safety Pocket Book Routledge

John R. Ridley, Dick Pearce (2006) Safety with Machinery Elsevier

Geoffrey Bottrill, Derek Cheyne, G. Vijayaraghavan (2005) Practical Electrical Equipment and Installations in Hazardous Areas Newnes

David Macdonald (2004) Practical Machinery Safety Elsevier

John Ridley (2004) Health and Safety in Brief Routledge

Larry R. Collins, Thomas D. Schneid (2001) Physical Hazards of the Workplace CRC Press

Norman Thomson (2001) Fire Hazards in Industry Elsevier

Michael McMahon (2001) Fire Safety Round Hall

Jeremy W. Stranks (2000) The Handbook of Health and Safety Practice Financial Times/Prentice Hall.

Jimmy Tzimenakis, David Holland (2000) Electrical Product Safety Newnes

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

Journal Resources

Journal of Safety Research

Professional Safety Journal

URL Resources

www.hsa.ie

www.hse.gov.uk

www.iosh.co.uk

https://www-sciencedirect-com.ezproxy.library.itsligo.ie/journal/journal-of-safety-research

Other Resources

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

Additional Information

None