Health & Safety
Distinction between criminal and civil liability Origin of health and safety legislation in Ireland The Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and relevant RegulationsDuties of employers and employees Specific legislation and requirements relating to hazard and risk communication Use of chemicals in the workplace Introduction to OHSAS 18001 and 18002.
Quality and GMP in Industry
Introduction to quality, rise of the concept of quality, quality versus regulation in industry GMP Regulation and Regulatory authorities in Ireland, EU, USA Documentation Control, Personnel, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, deviations, product recall, complaints, role of QP Introduction to ISO/IEC 17025 Good laboratory practice, laboratory records, and weighing Sampling and sample types Methods and method validation, accuracy, precision Measurement Traceability & calibration Materials management
Community Based Learning
Development of experiments and hands-on activities to demonstrate scientific principles to children of school-going age. Reflection on the effectiveness and content of the presentations, development of their transferable skills and the role of professional chemists in society. An alternative activity can be availed of by students who are interested in preparing for and coordinating class visits by their peers and assisting in the preparation of a press release / video on the activities undertaken. Further details can be obtained on contacting the laboratory supervisor.
The module is delivered through a series of lectures (20 hours), tutorials (4 hours), laboratory practical classes/ community based learning (15 hours) and self-study (61 hours).
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