Module Details

Module Code: AGRI S6012
Full Title Chemical and Environmental Risk Assessment
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Owner: Siobhan Keenan
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: The aim of this module is to provide the learner with the practical skills and knowledge necessary to manage chemical and environmental hazards in the workplace in a safe, legally compliant and risk-controlled manner.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Identify and discuss the statutory requirements for the management of chemical and environmental hazards in the workplace.
MLO2 Outline the chemical and environmental hazards in the workplace and associated health risks.
MLO3 Interpret chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and product labelling, in addition to identifying the hazards associated with chemical storage and use.
MLO4 Undertake a chemical and environmental risk assessment, required to maintain a safe place of work.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
 
Module Indicative Content
Chemical and Environmental Hazards
An introduction to the presence of chemical and environmental hazards in the work place. The effect of such hazards on the body and surrounding environment. Statutory requirements.
Chemical Hazards in Manufacturing
Interpreting hazard information, labelling and SDS (Safety Data Sheets). Inventory development and chemical management in the workplace.
Environmental Hazards in Manufacturing
Waste storage and disposal, emissions, hazardous substance, liquid waste, environmental impact of raw materials and packaging. Assessing environmental factors. Environmental Management System (BMS).
Risk Assessment Principles
Identify the hazards; Evaluate the risk; Record your finding; Review and revise.
Performing a Risk Assessment
Undertake a risk assessment in relation to chemical and environmental hazards in workplace settings. Determining control measures, procedures and required documentation.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
Project50.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome  
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
n/a
Project
Assessment Type Group Project % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome  
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
n/a
No Practical
No Final Examination

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Online quizzes.
Project
Assessment Type Project % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 100 Pass Mark 40
Timing Sem 2 End Learning Outcome 2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Complete a chemical / environmental risk assessment.
No Practical
No Final Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

This module has no Full Time workload.
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Online Contact Contact Online lectures, case studies, quizzes, discussion groups, supplementary reading Every Week 2.00 2
Lecture Contact Face to face lectures (2 hours twice per semester) Twice per semester 0.27 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Total Weekly Learner Workload 3.27
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.27
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Calow, P.. (1998), Handbook of environmental risk assessment and management, Blackwell Science, Oxford, [ISBN: 0865427321].
  • Simmons, S.. (2013), The Management of Environmental Risks in the Workplace, 3rd. RMS Publishing, [ISBN: 978-190667424].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Hughes P., Ferrett E.. (2005), Introduction to health and safety at work, 2nd ed. Elsevier, Amsterdam, [ISBN: 0750666234].
  • Tilleard, A.. (2010), Quick win safety management : answers to your top 100 safety management questions, Oaktree, Cork, [ISBN: 1904887414].
  • Waters, B.. (2013), Introduction to Environmental Management, 1st. Routledge, [ISBN: 978-04155344].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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