AD5861: Environmental Issues within Health and Safety Practice

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 5, Max 50.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semester 2.
Teaching Methods: 8 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 80hr(s) Other (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: This module aims to demonstrate to students the relationship between occupational, environmental and public health and the environmental impact of their working practices.
Module Content: EHS management systems (ISO 14001, OHSAS 8001, cGMP), Statutory licensing and reporting, water waste-water treatment systems and operation, waste management facility design and operation, risk monitoring, auditing and inspection, compliance under environmental legislation.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Recognise and specify the components of an integrated management system for managing environmental risk.
  • Assess the importance of water treatment and waste water facility operation.
  • Describe waste management facility design, development and maintenance.
  • Evaluate procedures for the monitoring, auditing and inspection of environmental safety risks.
  • Explain current sources of environmental legislation relating to compliance.
  • Analyse the environmental licensing process for regulating activities with the relevant regularoty authorities (EPA, HSA, etc.) and discuss the license reporting requirements.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,500 word Environmental Health and Safety Case study).
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 (in the Autumn).

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