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On completion of the module the student should be able:
-To identify and explain the major sources of OSH legislation and the Irish legal system, including compensation rules.
-To explain the differences between criminal and civil law, statute law and common law.
-To discuss the major components of key Irish health and safety legislation.
-To discuss the legal duties of major stakeholders.
-To explain the components of a safety management system and advise on the development of a safety management system for a low-risk business.
-To describe and explain the principles of risk management in the context of OSH.
-To apply the concepts of hazard identification, risk assessment, and controls to work situations.
-To recognise ergonomic, mechanical, chemical, and psychosocial hazards in the Irish workplace setting and make recommendations to mitigate the associated
- To demonstrate ability to engage with learning materials, plan to include study into a busy schedule, and to produce a professional report on an OSH-related topic.
This module will (re)introduce you to studying at third level, and introduce you to the Irish legal system and OSH law as well as the broad principles of risk management and how they can be applied to OSH management in practice. It will also introduce you to the key hazard groups that affect every workplace: mechanical hazards, ergonomic hazards, chemical hazards and psycho-social hazards.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs
The learning outcomes for this module are consistent with achieving the objectives of SDG 3 (Good Health) and SDG 8 (Decent Work) from an occupational health and well-being perspective, and the objectives of SDG 4 (Quality Education) as this module contributes to fostering an inclusive and equitable education that promotes lifelong learning for all.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Students will normally be working adults, with a strong interest in, and/or some responsibility for, occupational safety and health
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: Report applying OSH Legislation and/or Risk Management principles to a specified type of workplace.||Unspecified||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Assignment: To carry out a basic Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment; providing an evidence-based rationale for risk-ratings.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Assignment: Study Plan||Unspecified||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities
Your grader will complete a rubric to indicate areas that you completed well and areas that could be improved in each of your assignments. You will receive feedback on your assignment in the form of written annotations on the assessment in Brightspace, and an overarching summary feedback comment. Tutors will give overarching assignment advice based on class-level assignment feedback during tutorials
|Assoc Professor Conor Buggy||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mrs Jamie Campbell||Tutor|
|Mr Tim Cranley||Tutor|
|Mr Darrell Fernandes||Tutor|
|Ms Una Hogan||Tutor|
|Mr Declan Monahan||Tutor|