SAFE09002 2016 OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH 2 - Occupational Hygiene and Chemical Risk Management

General Details

Full Title
OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH 2 - Occupational Hygiene and Chemical Risk Management
Transcript Title
OSH 2 - OccHygiene&Chemicals
Code
SAFE09002
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
09 - NFQ Level 9
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
David Mullarkey, Edel Costello, Ossian Geraghty
Programme Membership
SG_SEHSM_M09 201600 Master of Science in EHS Management
Description

This module addresses the systematic management of major occupational safety and health risks, their causative agents and health effects.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.
Interpret  the prescribed regulatory framework applicable to occupational exposure.
2.

Apply appropriate data analysing and summarising skills to evaluate measured data against statutory limits.

3.
Formulate safe systems of work relevant to safety critical work activities.
4.
Appraise how facility design and procedures are employed to protect man and the environment.
5.
Integrate the knowledge, principles and theories pertaining to OSH/environment.
6.
Participate in groups, communicate and defend findings in relation to prescribed OSH problems.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The students will be exposed to a blend of learning activities e.g. online lectures (via adobe connect or similar), independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address various student learning needs. Moodle will be used to upload educational material (e.g. powerpoint presentations, recordings of online lectures and supplementary reading material) and 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

Continuous assessment - 50%, Final exam - 50%.

Regular assessments will be undertaken via moodle and assignments uploaded via moodle. Assignments may be designed across modules delivered in the same semester.

Students may be assessed individually or in group environments with a strong emphasis on continual improvement and skill building.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessment, where relevant, will involve assignment, practical test or examination that provides evidence that the student has met the subject and topic learning outcomes to the required standard.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Physico-chemical hazards

Storage containment and transport of dangerous goods

Safe systems of work including confined spaces, lock-out/tag-out

Chemical exposure in the workplace

Occupational exposure to vibration

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 Group and individual assessment of subject specific project work. Continuous Assessment Assessment 50 % 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 Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Martel, B., Chemical Risk Analysis - A Practical Handbook, Elsevier Science & Technology, 2000

South, Tim.  Managing noise and vibration at work : a practical guide to assessment, measurement and control, Oxford : Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004

Harrington, J., Gardiner, K., 2005. Occupational Hygiene. 3rd ed. Malden, Mass. Blackwell Pub

Ramachandran, G. 2005. Occupational exposure assessment for air contaminants. Boca Raton. CRC Press

Safety Health & Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations, 2001. Government Publications Office Dublin

Safety Health & Welfare at Work (Carcinogens) Regulations, 2001. Government Publications Office Dublin

2007 Code of Practice for the Safety Health & Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations, 2001. Government Publications Office Dublin

Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007. Government Publications Office Dublin

Sanders R.E. (2005) 3rd Ed Chemical Process Safety: Learning from case histories Elsevier Butterworth Heinmann

Crowl D. A. (2002) 2nd Ed Chemical Process Safety: fundamentals with applications Prentice Hall PTR

Skelton B. (1997) Process Safety Analysis: an introduction Institution of Chemical Engineers

King R.W. (1997) 2nd Ed Kings Safety in the Process Industries Arnold

Barton J. (2002) Dust Explosion, Prevention and Protection IChemE

Other Resources

A flat classroom with adequate IT resources will be required for all sessions.

Additional Information

None