Module Overview

Environmental Health and Safety

This module will present a technical analysis of the complete profile of hazards generated or presented by an organisational scenario or situation. This profile is presented under chemical physical biological and human factors headings. Those organisational factors that influence the level of risk from the hazards concerned are also presented together with novel and emergent hazards. Specialist skills in Environmental Health and Safety will be developed, as well as improving analytical and critical thinking, decision making, and using professional judgement skills in a work-related curriculum.

Module Code

TFSM 9002

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

The module begins with the concept of the hazard spectrum and the totality of hazard profile inherent in organisations situations or scenarios. A critical evaluation of this spectrum is presented using the categorisation of chemical, physical, biological and human factor hazards. Specific hazards have been selected for in-depth analysis which include ionising radiation, electrical hazards, the globally harmonised system for testing, and classifying chemicals. Lectures are further given on blood, waterborne, airborne and food borne pathogens. A case study into hazards presented by a multi-site and multi-functional organisation is then critically evaluated. The module finishes with a critical evaluation of how hazard profiles can vary within organisations due to extrinsic factors such as legislation, regulation, corporate & social responsibility, and other market and consumer pressures.

Face-to-face lectures will be delivered and students will be expected to contribute to class discussions using their respective academic disciplines. Report writing skills will be tested by supplying a real word manufacturing engineering scenario and tasking students with presenting the spectrum of hazards to be expected. Self-directed learning is emphasised and greatly encouraged by using class based tutorial questions, on-line resources and self-reflection. reflection.

This module will be delivered multimodally, with the student choosing one of two options; Hyflex or attendance in class.  Content can also be delivered  as pre-recorded video or as required pre-reading of selected peer reviewed papers, articles, case studies or past dissertations

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100