SAFE07025 2019 Occupational Safety and Health

General Details

Full Title
Occupational Safety and Health
Transcript Title
Occupational Safety and Health
N/A %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
ESCI - Environmental Science
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Edel Costello, Frances Lucy, Mary Hannon
Programme Membership
SG_SENVI_J07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Environmental Management

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

Learning Outcomes

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


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


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


Examine Occupational Safety and Health legislation in Ireland and identify the roles of the various stakeholders involved including employers and employees


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


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

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered part-time and will include a blend of learning activities e.g. on-line lectures (via Adobe Connect), augmented by independent learning and directed learning. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources (e.g. powerpoint presentations, recordings of online lectures and supplementary reading material) and a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals).

This approach is expected to address various student learning needs. 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

Formative assessment will be delivered through class discussions and individual feedback.  Students will be assessed through a variety of means e.g (but not limited to). quizzes, reports and mind maps.  MCQ at the end of the module will cover all content delivered through the module.

Repeat Assessments

Continuous Assessment

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

Hazard identification and risk assessment and application of control measures.

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 issues and how they affect workers.

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

Key stakeholders in the management of OSH in the workplace.

Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and associated Regulations.

Relationship between environmental and OSH issues in the workplace.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment Ongoing Q&A during module delivery to engage and interact with the students. Formative Performance Evaluation - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 MCQs Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % Any 1,2,3
3 Written report/s on a prescribed OSH topic/scenario Continuous Assessment Assessment 60 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
4 Short Answer Questions to examine students learning across the entire module Continuous Assessment Assessment 30 % End of Semester 1,2,3

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 0.85 Weekly 0.85
Workshop Not Specified Group work as directed 2.5 Once Per Semester 0.17
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.02 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

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
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.

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

Journal Resources

Health and Safety Review

Other Resources


Computer & broadband connection to internet

Adobe connect

Additional Information