Full Title EHS Regulation

Short Title EHS Regulation

Code LAW09012
Level 09
Credit 10

Author Savage, Margaret
Department Environmental Science

Subject Area Law
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description

This subject introduces the learner to current occupational, health and safety (OHS) and environmental legal instruments and institutional structures and processes. The learner will be able to will be able to identify, explain and critique OHS and environmental regulation and other interventions and safeguards in a European and Irish context. The learner will be able to plan and begin the compilation of a legal register.


Indicative Syllabus

Legal issues such as: sources of law, the courts, legal liability.

Key organisations, regulators and authorised bodies in OHS and environmental regulation.

Overview of environmental regulation and the wider context: local, national and international.

Environmental regulation compliance and enforcement.

Legislation in topical and salient areas relating to environmental matters for example water quality, control of discharges, wastewater, air, waste, noise, conservation and biodiversity, environmental prior authorisations.

Relevant caselaw in relation to OHS

Integration of OHS law to relevant workplace issues

Legal register


Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Demonstrate an applied knowledge and understanding of salient areas of OHS and environmental legislation, including the major obligations/provisions of the main Irish environmental and health and safety Acts and S.I.'s and relevant international legal documents.

  2. Evaluate the legal and institutional framework designed for safety and health and for environmental protection in Ireland.

  3. Communicate information and caselaw regarding OHS and environmental legislation in terms appropriate to the target audience.

  4. Critically review, interpret and evaluate relevant legal instruments aimed at addressing current OHS and environmental issues and critically comment on the extent to which existing legislation addresses these issues.

  5. Assess the implications and effectiveness of the existing legislative framework in the wider socio-economic context.

  6. Outline how to prepare a legal register and evaluate which items of legislation should be included and why.


Assessment Strategies

Continuous assessment - 50%, Final exam-50%. Regular assessments may be undertaken via moodle and assignments delivered as per module requirements. Students may be assessed individually or in group environments with a strong emphasis on continual improvement and skill building.


Assessment Facilitites

PC, broadband, final examination centres. Transport to site visits. Remote proctoring facilities will be required.


Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
Co Requisite Modules
Incompatible Modules

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Examination 50 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Quiz 1 10 OnGoing
Written Assessment 1,3,6 40 Week 12


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Final Theory 1,2,4,5 50 End of Semester


Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Independent Learning Not Specified research and assessment 10 Weekly 10.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Distance Learning Suite Online Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Workshop Not Specified Site visit/guest lectures 4.5 Once Per Semester 0.30
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 1.7 Weekly 1.70

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 4.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources

Other Resources

N/A

Url Resources

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/

http://www.courts.ie/

www.epa.ie

http://www.hsa.ie/eng/

 

Additional Info

ISBN BookList

Book Cover Book Details
Raymond Byrne 2014 Byrne and McCutcheon on the Irish Legal System Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN-10 1780435002 ISBN-13 9781780435008
Cotter, A. M. 2004 Environmental Law- Ireland. Dublin: Law Society of Ireland.
ISBN-10 ISBN-13
Brian Doolan 2003 Principles of Irish Law Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN-10 0717134881 ISBN-13 9780717134885
John Gore-Grimes 2011 Planning and Environmental Law in Ireland Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN-10 1847663656 ISBN-13 9781847663658
Jordan, A. :-:- Adelle, C. Edited by Andrew, Camilla 2012 Environmental Policy in the EU Actors, Institutions and Processes, (3rd ed) Routledge
ISBN-10 ISBN-13
John J. Morrissey 2014 Local Authority Enforcement Bloomsbury Professional
ISBN-10 1780432526 ISBN-13 9781780432526
Scannell, Y. S. 2005 Environmental and Law Use Law. Dublin: Thomson Round Hall.
ISBN-10 ISBN-13