SAFE07037 2019 Hazard and Risk Control

General Details

Full Title
Hazard and Risk Control
Transcript Title
Hazard and Risk Control
Code
SAFE07037
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)
Edel Costello, Rachel Nugent
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_J07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health
Description

This module addresses theoretical and practical aspects of controlling occupational loss in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Appraise workplace injury, illness & fatality statistics to extrapolate the cost of occupational loss

2.

Define and differentiate between key terminology applicable to the subject area.

3.

Explain the nature of risk and the concept of risk assessment.

4.

Identify and assess workplace hazards.

5.

Discuss and apply concepts and principles relevant to controlling occupational loss.

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 50% Continuous Assessment and 50% Final Exam.

Quizzes and assignments will be undertaken through Moodle and assignments uploaded through Moodle. Students may be assessed individually or in a group setting. 

Criteria will be given to students indicating assessment strategies for this module. Students will be expected to carry out a hazard identification and risk assessment for a workplace scenario and develop suitable controls to demonstrate their knowledge of the practical application of hazard identification techniques & risk assessment methodologies.

Two MCQs will be undertaken over the semester, one approximately midway and one near the end of the semester. Summative and formative feedback will be given.

The final exam allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of controlling occupational loss in the workplace.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

1. Appraise workplace injury, illness & fatality statistics to extrapolate the cost of occupational loss.

  • Accident/injury/fatality statistics.
  • Costing and comparison, direct, indirect, societal, and personal costs.
  • Insurance iceberg and research.

2. Define and differentiate between key terminologies applicable to the subject area.

  • Accident, incident and near miss.
  • The safety professional's role.
  • Reactive V proactive approach.
  • Traditional and Best Practice approach.
  • Incident ratio studies research and causation models.

3. Explain the nature of occupational risk and the concept of risk assessment.

  • Types and categories of occupational risk 
  • Determining levels of risk
  • Risk assessment process 

4. Identify and assess workplace hazards.

  • Hazard types and categories.
  • Hazard identification techniques.
  • Risk assessment methodologies.

5. Discuss and apply concepts and principles relevant to controlling occupational loss.

  • Principles of preventing occupational loss
  • Risk management control options and the hierarchy of controls
  • Principles of Prevention

 

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 Multiple Choice Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 5 % Week 5 1,2
2 Workshop/Assignment Continuous Assessment Assignment 10 % Week 6 4,5
3 Work based assignment Continuous Assessment Assignment 30 % Week 12 4,5
4 Multiple Choice Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 5 % Week 13 3,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % Week 15 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Online Online Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Workshop Not Specified Workshop 2.5 Once Per Semester 0.17
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study / Directed Reading 5 Weekly 5.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning .85 Weekly 0.85
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.02 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2011-08-23 Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications Wiley
ISBN 0470637641 ISBN-13 9780470637647

An introduction to risk assessment that utilizes key theory and state-of-the-art applications

With its balanced coverage of theory and applications along with standards and regulations, Risk Assessment: Theory, Methods, and Applications serves as a comprehensive introduction to the topic. The book serves as a practical guide to current risk analysis and risk assessment, emphasizing the possibility of sudden, major accidents across various areas of practice from machinery and manufacturing processes to nuclear power plants and transportation systems.

The author applies a uniform framework to the discussion of each method, setting forth clear objectives and descriptions, while also shedding light on applications, essential resources, and advantages and disadvantages. Following an introduction that provides an overview of risk assessment, the book is organized into two sections that outline key theory, methods, and applications.

  • Introduction to Risk Assessment defines key concepts and details the steps of a thorough risk assessment along with the necessary quantitative risk measures. Chapters outline the overall risk assessment process, and a discussion of accident models and accident causation offers readers new insights into how and why accidents occur to help them make better assessments.

  • Risk Assessment Methods and Applications carefully describes the most relevant methods for risk assessment, including preliminary hazard analysis, HAZOP, fault tree analysis, and event tree analysis. Here, each method is accompanied by a self-contained description as well as workflow diagrams and worksheets that illustrate the use of discussed techniques. Important problem areas in risk assessment, such as barriers and barrier analysis, human errors, and human reliability, are discussed along with uncertainty and sensitivity analysis.

Each chapter concludes with a listing of resources for further study of the topic, and detailed appendices outline main results from probability and statistics, related formulas, and a listing of key terms used in risk assessment. A related website features problems that allow readers to test their comprehension of the presented material and supplemental slides to facilitate the learning process.

Risk Assessment is an excellent book for courses on risk analysis and risk assessment at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. It also serves as a valuable reference for engineers, researchers, consultants, and practitioners who use risk assessment techniques in their everyday work.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Health and Safety Authority Annual Reports - Available on www.HSA.ie

Health and Safety Authority, Summary of Workplace Injury Illness and Fatality Statistics

Nolan, D. P., 2010, Loss Prevention & Safety Control: Terms & Definitions, CRC Press

Bateman, M., 2006, Tolley's Practical Risk Assessment Handbook, 5th ed., Butterworth-Heinemann

Taylor, M., 2007, Tolleys Workplace Accident Handbook, 2nd ed., Butter-Heinemann

Ridley, J.R., 2003, Safety at Work, Butterworth Heinemann

Stranks, J., 2006, A Managers Guide to Health and Safety at Work, Kogan Page

Hughes, P., Ferret, E., 2006, Introduction to Health and Safety at Work, Butterworth-Heinemann

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URL Resources

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Other Resources

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Additional Information

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