SAFE07029 2019 Safety and Health Legislation 2

General Details

Full Title
Safety and Health Legislation 2
Transcript Title
Safety and Health Legislation
Code
SAFE07029
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
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Blaithin McGrath
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_J07 201900 Level 7 Add-on Award in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Level 7 Embedded Award in Science in Occupational Safety and Health
Description

The module examines a wide range of health and safety legislation in the workplace and considers aspects of employment law and data protection legislation relevant to the health and safety professional.   

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Identify key legal requirements of the major statutory instruments relating to safety, health and welfare at work.

2.
Explain the statutory claims process in Ireland.
3.

Demonstrate a knowledge of relevant employment law and data protection legislation.

4.
Apply a knowledge of the law to relevant work place issues.
5.

Demonstrate an ability to source and keep abreast of relevant  legislation and its impact on the work environment. 

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full-time. This will include lectures, 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, unloading assignments and journals)

 

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 30% Continuous Assessment and 70% Final Exam.  2 assessments worth 15% each will be given during the term.  Self-assessment tests and other forms of formative assessment are provided to students to check their own progress towards achieving the learning outcomes of the module and to motivate learning. 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Module Dependencies

Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Significance of the Reasonably Practicable Doctrine in Health and Safety Legislation

Overview of the General Application Regulations 2007-2016 and associated amendments

Organisation of Working Time Act 1997

General Data Protection Legislation

Sensitive risk groups 

Stress related litigation

Charter for Dignity in the Workplace.  Code of Practice for Bullying in the Workplace.

EU Directives as applicable.

Overview of chemical legislation, Chemicals, carcinogens, REACH, ATEX

Relevant Case Law & Court Judgement

Construction Regulations 2013.

Radiological Protection Act 1991.

Mines & Quarries Act and relevant legislation.

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Moodle Quiz Continuous Assessment Assessment 15 % Week 6 1,2
2 Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 15 % Week 11 1,3,5
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 70 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
20/08/2019 Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Law in Ireland NIFAST

Required Reading
2007 Health and Safety Law and Practice
ISBN 185800439X ISBN-13 9781858004396

The focus of Health and Safety: Law and Practice - 2nd edition is on the legislative and common law positions relating to health and safety and the consequent implications for employers and employees.It is comprehensive and fully up-to-date, incorporating the most recent legislation - Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 - which repeals and replaces the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989. It also includes a brand new chapter on bullying, harassment and stress as a health and safety issue in the work place.It is therefore an indispensable source of reference to the many detailed regulations implemented under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the authoritative guidelines issued by the Health and Safety Authority.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Handouts and lecture reading materials provided in class.

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

Kinsella, J., 2012, Health, Safety & Welfare Law in Ireland, 2nd Edition, 2012, Gill & Macmillan

Byrne, R., 2008, Safety Health and Welfare at Work Law in Ireland: 2nd Edition, NIFAST

Shannon, G., 2007, Health & safety Law & Practice: 2nd Edition, Round Hall Ltd.

Byrne, R., Safety Health and Welfare at Work Law in Ireland: Supplement, 2003, NIFAST

Byrne & McCutcheon, 2003, The Irish Legal System, 4th ed., Butterworths , Dublin

Raymond Byrne (2008) 2nd Edition Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Law in Ireland:  A Guide  NIFAST,

Irish Health and Safety Authority publications, inlcuding ACoPs and Guidelines

Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment  Acts and Regulations relevant to Occupational Safety Health and Welfare Government Publications

Journal Resources

Health and Safety Review Journal IRN Publishing

URL Resources

www,bailli.ie

www.hsa.ie

Other Resources

Computer access for moodle assessment

Additional Information

None