Full Title SPECIAL PURPOSE AWARD OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

Short Title SPA OSH

Code SAFE06049
Level 06
Credit 10

Author McGrath, Blaithin
Department Environmental Science

Subject Area Safety Studies
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description

This module is aimed at those who require some knowledge of occupational safety and health (OSH).  It is especially for those who have any responsibility for the general management of health and safety aspects associated with their work place or work activities or for providing general guidance to other employees on health and safety.  The module aims to provide an overview of the main issues in OSH and the legislative context in which employers and employees must operate.  An introduction into the concepts and basic principles that are necessary in order to appreciate why accidents occur and how hazards can be identified and their risks of exposure and harm to persons be controlled within the workplace. 


Indicative Syllabus

Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

Hazard identification and risk assessment.

Hierarchy of Controls

Fire Hazards, Electricity Hazards, Machine Hazards

Emergency Procedures

Chemical Hazards physiochemical properties, labelling and controls

Occupational Health, Respiratory diseases, skin conditions, hearing loss, stress, musculoskeletal disorders

Occupational Hygiene -Noise, dust and gas monitoring 

Ergonomics and manual handling

Safety Statement and basic operational and organisational controls, inspections, audits, safety communication, training,  


Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Outline the legal framework and requirements for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) within organisations.

  2.  Identify basic hazards in the workplace and outline how a risk assessment would be conducted.

  3. Identify physical, chemical, biological, psychosocial and ergonomic human factor hazards.

  4. Develop an awareness of the common occupational diseases and the corresponding strategies for measuring and controlling the hazards.

  5. Outline appropriate strategies for the management of basic OSH risk.


Assessment Strategies

100% Continuous Assesment  

Assessments will use moodle and will take the form of quizzes and uploading of assignments.


Assessment Facilitites

Personal Computer with access to broadband.


Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
Co Requisite Modules
Incompatible Modules

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Multiple Choice Quizzes 1,2,3,4 40 OnGoing
Individual Assignment 1,2,3,4,5 60 OnGoing


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


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

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Online Lecture Not Specified Online Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 5 Weekly 5.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 7.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources

As indicated on Moodle Page for SPA OSH


Other Resources

As indicated on Moodle Page for SPA OSH

Url Resources

Links are on the moodle page for this module

Additional Info

ISBN BookList

Book Cover Book Details
2007 Safety at Work Routledge
ISBN-10 0750680350 ISBN-13 9780750680356
Jeremy Stranks 2012 Health & Safety at Work Kogan Page
ISBN-10 0749461195 ISBN-13 9780749461195