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Occupational Health and Safety

Code 15430
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload T(30H)/TP(30H)
Scientific area Engenharia e Gestão Industrial
Entry requirements Not applicable.
Mode of delivery Presential.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes Objectives:
To understand the concepts related to industrial occupational health and safety (IOHS), as well as the normative and voluntary documents and management tools in IOHS domain. On the other hand, to acquire skills to identify, assess and prevent hazards, as well as to monitor and prevent the main hazards substances.
Competences:
(a) To Recognise and understand concepts and knowledge related to Industrial Occupational, Health and Safety;
(b) To know the normative and voluntary documents s related to Industrial Occupational, Health and Safety.
(c) To obtain knowledge related to implementation of Occupational, Health and Safety management systems at Work.
(d) To obtain skills related to hazards identification and risk assessments.
(e) To identify the main hazardous substances and the available methodologies for its assessment and prevention.
Syllabus The syllabus allows the student to understand the concepts related to industrial occupational health and safety (IOHS), as well as the normative and voluntary documents and the management tools in IOHS domain. On the other hand, it enables students to acquire skills to identify, assess and prevent hazards, as well as to monitor and prevent the main hazardous substances:
­Chapter 1 provides the student recognition and understanding concepts and knowledge related to Industrial
Occupational, Health and Safety and to domain the normative and voluntary documents related to Industrial
Occupational, Health and Safety;
­Chapter 1 also provides the student the ability to obtain knowledge related to implementation of Occupational, Health and Safety management systems at Work;
­Chapters 2 and 3 provide the student the ability to obtain skills related to hazards identification and risk assessments;
­Chapter 3 also provides the student the ability to elaborate monitoring and emergency plans.
Main Bibliography 1. Legislation and standards on Safety, Hygiene and Health at Work.
2. Miguel, A.S.S.R., Manual de Higiene e Segurança do Trabalho, 8ª Edição, Porto Editora, 2005.
3. Harms-Ringdahl, L., Safety Analysis – Principles and Practice in Occupational Safety, 2nd Edition,Taylor & Francis, London, 2001.
4. Macedo, R., Manual de Higiene do Trabalho na Indústria, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 1988.
5. Karwowski, W. Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics Guidelines and Standards. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers, 2005.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria This curricular unit lasts for one semester course, with 64 hours of contact with the teacher, 86 hours of autonomous work and 10 hours for evaluation (total: 160 hours). The course is credited with 6 ECTS.
The course is structured in theoretical­-practical classes (TP), exposition of the subjects of the course, resolution of practical exercises and the development of an assignment.
The evaluation is performed through two written tests (50%), one practical assignment in real work context (40%) and individual practical exercises to develop in class (10%).
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-03-21

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