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Occupational health and safety (6 points)


Leader: Dr David Goddard, Dr Jim Phillips and Associate Professor John Price

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: An understanding of Occupational Health and Safety is fundamental to ergonomic practice. This unit provides an appreciation of OHS legislation and standards which will be related to workplace related injuries and human factors contributing to major accidents. This unit will address the impact of ambient conditions, job characteristics, equipment design, and stress upon accidents and human error. The laboratory program will address industrial hazards and modes of intervention.

Assessment: Examination (3 hours, short answer): 55% + Laboratory report (2000 words): 20% + Essay (2000 words): 20% + Seminar: 5%

Contact Hours: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: HFE4022

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