Full Title Human and Organisational Safety Factors

Short Title Human :-:- Organisational Safety

Code SAFE07036
Level 07
Credit 05

Author McGrath, Blaithin
Department Environmental Science

Subject Area Safety Studies
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
This module will examine how safety performance can be influenced and improved through the application of behavioural science knowledge and techniques at individual, organisational and job levels. Reviewing relevant research into human factors and its role in safety management will be undertaken.

Indicative Syllabus
Historical background - Development of Industrial Psychology / Work Psychology. Context and relevance of Industrial Psychology.

Identify the range of influences on Organisational Culture and the types of culture.

Examine the nature of Safety Culture and links between it and Organisational Culture

Review safety culture maturity models and frameworks

Perception: Basic theories of Perception, Motivation, Behaviour and how it influences groups and individuals in workplaces

Introduction into Human Factors

Management of Environment, task and individual

Musculoskeletal disorder risk factors and VDT workstation design, layout and assessment.

Safety Health & Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Identify the range of dimensions to organisational culture and the interactions between management, teams and individuals.

  2. Examine the links between organisational culture, safety culture and safety climate

  3. Explore the framework models for measuring safety culture maturity

  4. Understanding human failure and accident causation.

  5. Examine concepts of human factors in the design of safer workplaces.

  6. Identify best practice in human and organisational factors for safety management.


Assessment Strategies
Continuous assessment 50%

Regular MCQs and assessments will be undertaken through Moodle and assignment uploads through Moodle.

Assessment Facilitites
PC, Broadband

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
Multiple Choice Exams 1,2,4,5 20 OnGoing
Assignment 2,3 30 Week 8


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Final Exam 1,2,4,5,6 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
Online Lecture Not Specified Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Group Learning Not Specified Workshop 4 Once Per Semester 0.27
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 5 Weekly 5.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 1.27 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 Chapter 4 Manual Handling of Loads.

HSA Guidance on the Management of Manual Handling in the Workplace - HSA Guidance

Better Backs: HSE Case Studies.

Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 Chapter 5 Display Screen Equipment.

Display Screen Equipment - HSA Guidance.

Ergonomics for Computerised Offices.

Kroemer, K.H.E., 2008, Fitting the Human: Introduction to Ergonomics, 6th ed., CRC Press

McKeown, C., 2007, Office Ergonomics: Practical Applications, CRC P

Auerbach A. (1996) The World of Work; An Introduction to Industrial Organisational Psychology.

Sutherland Valerie (2006) The management of safety: The behavioural approach to changing organisations Thousand Oaks London.

Krause T. (1997) 2 nd ed. Behaviour Based Safety Process Wiley & Sons.


Other Resources
Materials & research reports uploaded on moodle class page.
Url Resources
www.hsa.ie

www.hse.gov.uk
Additional Info

ISBN BookList

Book Cover Book Details
John Bernard Taylor 2010 Safety Culture (Psychological and Behavioural Aspects of Risk) Gower
ISBN-10 1409401278 ISBN-13 9781409401278
James Roughton Certified Safety Professional (CSP); Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP); Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM); MS in Safety Science; Past President of the Georgia Chapter of ASSE 2013 Safety Culture: An Innovative Leadership Approach Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN-10 0123964962 ISBN-13 9780123964960
Joanne Silvester 2004 Work Psychology: Understanding Human Behaviour in the Workplace Financal Times Management
ISBN-10 0273655442 ISBN-13 9780273655442
2008 Improvements in System Safety: Proceedings of the Sixteenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK, 5-7 February 2008 (Safety-Critical Systems Club) Springer
ISBN-10 1848000995 ISBN-13 9781848000995
2008 Improvements in System Safety: Proceedings of the Sixteenth Safety-critical Systems Symposium, Bristol, UK, 5-7 February 2008 (Safety-Critical Systems Club) Springer
ISBN-10 1848000995 ISBN-13 9781848000995