Full Title Ergonomics

Short Title Ergonomics

Code SAFE08032
Level 08
Credit 05

Author Geraghty, Ossian
Department Environmental Science

Subject Area Safety Studies
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
This module examines the role of ergonomics in occupational loss control from the human factors perspective including the individual, the task and the organisation.

Indicative Syllabus
Fundamentals and fallacies of user centred design and the design process.

Intractible realities in accident prevention

Accident causation modelling

Classification of human error

Human machine systems and human machine interface.

Information processing, coding, compatibility and standardisation.

The workstation, posture, anthropometric data, reference planes, zone of convenient reach, optimal placement.

Job and work design.

Hand tool design. Prolonged static muscular loading and posture.

The musculoskeletal problem - a multi dimensional approach.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Analyse organisational failures inherent in accident causation. 

  2. Assess root cause factors and make recommendations for corrective actions.

  3. Evaluate the role of human factors in OSH loss.

  4. Utilise and apply ergonomic principles.

  5. Evaluate ergonomic interventions to manage OSH risks.

  6. Interpret and apply appropriate literature to the subject area.


Assessment Strategies
Final Theory 50%; Continuous Assessment 50%

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

Assessment Facilitites
PC, Broadband, Final Examination Centres

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
Case Study 1,2,3,4,5,6 40 Week 12
MCQ 1,2,3 10 Week 6


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Final Exam 1,2,3,4,5,6 50 Week 15


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 Distance Learning Suite Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Workshop Not Specified Workshop 4 Once Per Semester 0.27

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 1.27 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
Marras, W., Karwoski, V., 2006, The Occupational Ergonomics Handbook , Vol. I & Vol. II, Boca Raton aylor & Francis

Karwowski, W., Marras W., 2003. Occupational Ergonomics Design and Management of Work Systems , Boca Raton, CRC Press

Karwowski, W., 2006, International Encyclopaedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors , CRC Press

Decker, S., 2006, The Field Guide to Understanding Human Error , 2 nd ed., Aldershot, Ashgate Publishing

Dekker, S.W.A., 2005 . Ten Questions About Human Error , Mahwah, New Jersey, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc..

Peters, G.A., Peters, B.J., 2006, Human Error, Causes & Controls , CRC Press

Cacciabue, P.C., 2004, Guide to applying Human Factors Methods: Human Error and Accidents , Springer

Roughton, J.E., 2008, Job Hazard Analysis , London, Butterworth-Heinemann

Stanton, N.A., 2005, Human Factors and Ergonomics Methods , CRC Press

Ammerman, M., 2006, Root Cause Analysis: Improving Performance for Bottom-line Results , Boca Raton, Taylor & Francis Group

Sanders, M.H., 2004, Ergonomics and the Management of Musculoskeletal Disorders , Butterworth-Heinemann

Marras, W.S., 2008, The Working Back , John Wiley & Sons

Bhattacharya, A., 2012, Occupational Ergonomics: Theory & Applications, 2nd ed., CRC Press

McCauley Bush, P., 2011, Ergonomics: Foundational Principles, Applications and Technologies , CRC Press

Reese, C.D., 2011, Accident/Incident Prevention Techniques , 2nd ed., CRC Press

Kumar, S., 2007, Biomechanics in Ergonomics , CRC Press
Other Resources
None
Url Resources
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