AD5809: Human Factors in Safety, Health and Welfare at Work
|No. of Students:||Min 10, Max 100.|
|Teaching Period(s):||Semester 1.|
|Teaching Methods:||8 x 3hr(s) Lectures; Other (Self-directed study and independent research)|
|Module Co-ordinator:||Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.|
|Lecturer(s):||Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.|
|Module Objective:||To consider human attitudes and behavious in relation to safety, health and welfare at work. To provide a broad overview of the field of Human Factors, including understanding on the importance of human factors, human factors methods, key topic areas and relevance within health and safety in the workplace.|
Behaviour based safety strategies based on observation and reinforcement principles that aim to increase levels of performance and motivation for safer working practices at individual, group and organisational levels.
The role of Cognition in the occurrence of human error in the workplace.
Identification and development of the Safety Culture within organisations, with particular focus on management Commitment , safety System, Risk, Work Pressure and Compliance.
The management of work related stress.
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
|Assessment:||Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (3 x 500 word written assessments, 10 marks each; 1 x 1,500 word case study, 70 marks).|
|Compulsory Elements:||Continuous Assessment.|
|Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.):||Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.|
|Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module:||40%.|
|End of Year Written Examination Profile:||No Formal Written Examination.|
|Requirements for Supplemental Examination:||Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.|