Full Title OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & HEALTH 2 - Occupational Hygiene and Chemical Risk Management

Short Title OSH 2 - OccHygiene:-:-Chemicals

Code SAFE09002
Level 09
Credit 05

Author Geraghty, Ossian
Department Environmental Science

Subject Area Safety Studies
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
This module addresses the systematic management of major occupational safety and health risks, their causative agents and health effects.

Indicative Syllabus
Physico-chemical hazards

Storage containment and transport of dangerous goods

Safe systems of work including confined spaces, lock-out/tag-out

Chemical exposure in the workplace

Occupational exposure to vibration

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Interpret  the prescribed regulatory framework applicable to occupational exposure.
  2. Apply appropriate data analysing and summarising skills to evaluate measured data against statutory limits.

  3. Formulate safe systems of work relevant to safety critical work activities.
  4. Appraise how facility design and procedures are employed to protect man and the environment.
  5. Integrate the knowledge, principles and theories pertaining to OSH/environment.
  6. Participate in groups, communicate and defend findings in relation to prescribed OSH problems.

Assessment Strategies
Continuous assessment - 50%, Final exam - 50%.

Regular assessments will be undertaken via moodle and assignments uploaded via moodle. Assignments may be designed across modules delivered in the same semester.

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, laboratories for practicals. Remote proctoring facilities may be required.

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
Group and individual assessment of subject specific project work. 1,2,3,4,5,6 50 OnGoing


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Final 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
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4.5 Weekly 4.50

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 2.50 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4.5 Weekly 4.50

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 2.50 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lecture 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 4.5 Weekly 4.50

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 2.50 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
Martel, B., Chemical Risk Analysis - A Practical Handbook, Elsevier Science & Technology, 2000

South, Tim. Managing noise and vibration at work : a practical guide to assessment, measurement and control, Oxford : Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann, 2004

Harrington , J., Gardiner , K., 2005. Occupational Hygiene. 3rd ed. Malden, Mass. Blackwell Pub

Ramachandran, G. 2005. Occupational exposure assessment for air contaminants. Boca Raton. CRC Press

Safety Health & Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations, 2001. Government Publications Office Dublin

Safety Health & Welfare at Work (Carcinogens) Regulations, 2001. Government Publications Office Dublin

2007 Code of Practice for the Safety Health & Welfare at Work (Chemical Agents) Regulations, 2001. Government Publications Office Dublin

Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007. Government Publications Office Dublin

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
Other Resources
A flat classroom with adequate IT resources will be required for all sessions.
Url Resources
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