Full Title Management of Hazardous Materials and Processes

Short Title Hazardous Mats and Processes

Code SAFE07032
Level 07
Credit 05

Author Costello, Edel
Department Environmental Science

Subject Area Safety Studies
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
The aim of this module is to present students with the technical and legislative information to manage dangerous materials in the workplace with a focus on OHS and environmental protection.

Indicative Syllabus
Classification and labelling systems

REACH & CLP

Physico-chemical hazards

Storage and containment of dangerous goods

Transport of dangerous goods

Control of major accident hazards

Fire, explosion and static electricity hazards

Safe systems of work


Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Define the hazardous properties of substances and assess their implications to the workplace.


  2. Outline the steps to be followed and the legal requirements for safe transport of dangerous substances.

  3. Discuss storage and containment of dangerous goods with respect to health and safety in the workplace.

  4. Analyse legislation prescribed for the control of major accident hazards with reference to case studies of major disasters and identify the key lessons to be learned.

  5. Apply the principles of safe systems of work to controlling hazards in the workplace.

Assessment Strategies
Final Theory 50%; Continuous assessment 50%

The students will be exposed to a blend of learning activities e.g. on-line lectures (via AdobeConnect), 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 on-line lectures and supplementary reading material) and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals).

Assessment Facilitites
PC, Broadband, Final Examination Centre

Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

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
MCQs 1,2,3,5 20 OnGoing
Written Report 4 30 Week 12


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
End of term exam. 1,2,3,4,5 50 End of Term


Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Workshop Not Specified Group Learning 4 Once Per Semester 0.27

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 1.27 Hours

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

Crowl D. A. (2002) 2 nd 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) 2 nd Ed Kings Safety in the Process Industries Arnold

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

Eaves D. (2010) Disasters: learning the lessons for a safer world; IOSH
Other Resources
None

Url Resources
www.hsa.ie

www.hse.gov.uk

www.csb.gov
Additional Info

ISBN BookList

Book Cover Book Details
Nicholas J. Bahr 2014 System Safety Engineering and Risk Assessment: A Practical Approach, Second Edition CRC Press
ISBN-10 1466551607 ISBN-13 9781466551602