SAFE09013 2016 SAFETY HEALTH AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

General Details

Full Title
SAFETY HEALTH AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Transcript Title
SAFETY AND QUALITY SYSTEMS
Code
SAFE09013
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)
Bob Kennedy PhD, Blaithin McGrath
Programme Membership
SG_SEHSM_M09 201600 Master of Science in EHS Management
Description

The aim of this module is to introduce the concepts of safety health and quality management and explore the requirements of OHSAS 18001 and other OSH management systems and the ISO 9000 family of standards.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Apply the core elements of OHSAS 18001 into health and safety management.

2.

Integrate knowledge of related issues into developing OSH management systems.

3.

Appraise the effectiveness of OSH management systems.

4.

Apply the core elements of the ISO9000 family of standards to any management system.

5.

Conduct process/system audits.

6.

Lead continual improvement [LEAN & Six-Sigma] as well as day-to-day CAPA activities.

7.

Participate constructively in a structured team environment.

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

History and development of OSH management systems

Responsible Care, DuPont, OSH/ILO 2001, BS OHSAS 18001

Elements of an OSH management system; policy, planning, implementation, operation, performance measurement, checking and corrective action, management review

Objectives setting, OSH KPIs, performance standards

Leadership qualities, safety culture maturity model, behavioural based safety programmes, consultation and communication process.

Defining roles and assigning responsibilities, leadership

Integrating OSH into business management

Integration of OSHMS, QMS

The ISO 9000 Family of Standards.

Total Quality Management culture and practises.

Auditing, Learning and Continual improvement.

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 material Continuous Assessment Assessment 35 % OnGoing 1,2,3,7
2 Group and Individual Assessment of subject specific material Continuous Assessment Assessment 15 % OnGoing 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 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

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

 BS (2007) BS: OHSAS 18001:2007 British Standards

BS (2007) BS: OHSAS 18002:2007 British Standards

Gregory Smith (2011) Management Obligations for Health and Safety CRC Press

Joe Kausek (2007) OHSAS 18001: Designing and Implementing an Effective Health and Safety Management System Government Institutes Inc., U.S.

Smith, Hunt & Green (2004)3rd ed. Managing Safety the Systems Way BSI

Joe Kausek (2006) The Management System Auditor's Handbook American Society Quality

ISO 9000:2000 International Standards Organisation

Raymond Murphy (2002) Implementing an ISO 9001:2000 based quality management system; including safety and environmental  Government Institutes 2002

Nanda Vivek (2005) Quality Management System handbook for product development Companies  CRC Press

ISO9000 Quality management systems - fundamentals and vocabulary.

ISO9001 Quality management systems – Requirements

ISO9004 Managing for the sustained success of an organization -- A quality management approach.

ISO19011 Guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing

Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbox. George M. et al McGrawHill 2005 ISBN 0-07-144119-0

Class materials & Specific OSH & QMS Systems  

Other Resources

Directed Journal Articles

Directed research reports

 

Additional Information

None