SAFE07019 2013 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

General Details

Full Title
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
Transcript Title
OCCUP SAFETY AND HEALTH
Code
SAFE07019
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Billy Fitzgerald, Edel Costello, Mary Hannon
Programme Membership
SG_SENER_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Energy, Sustainability SG_SENVI_J07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Science in Environmental Protection SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SAGRI_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Science in Agri-Food Science SG_SAGRI_H08 201800 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Agri-Food Science
Description

This module will give students a foundation in occupational safety and health and highlight the links between environment health and safety in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Examine the links between environmental issues and occupational safety and health issues in the workplace.

2.

Identify a variety of hazards in the workplace and apply appropriate control measures

3.

Identify the functions and roles of organisations involved in Health and Safety management in Ireland.

4.

Outline the parameters used for Occupational Health and Safety monitoring in Ireland

5.

Identify and analyse Occupational Safety and Health and legislation in Ireland

6.

Communicate the need for effective management of Environmental, Health and Safety issues in the workplace

Module Assessment Strategies

Students will be assessed individually as well as in groups.  Written reports and presentations will be used in class in addition to terminal exam.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

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

Manual handling, ergonomics.

Hazardous materials classification, confined spaces, lock-out tag-out

Relevant EHS legislation

Accident investigation and emergency planning

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 Class discussion and feedback Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
2 Assignment Report on the effects of legislation and hazard identification on a prescribed work environment Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % OnGoing 2,5,6
3 Presentation Presentation on the effect of OSH on a prescribed workplace situation. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 15 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6
4 Short Answer Questions Questions covering entire module subject areas Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5,6

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

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

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

Other Resources

Moodle

Additional Information

None