ΤΙΤΛΟΣ ΜΑΘΗΜΑΤΟΣ: ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΔΙΑΧΕΙΡΙΣΗ ΥΓΡΩΝ ΑΠΟΒΛΗΤΩΝ Ι

COURSEUNITTITLE:

OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

 

COURSEUNIT

CODE:

 

TYPE OF

COURSE:

 

Compulsory

LEVEL OF

COURSE:

 

First cycle, General Education

SEMESTER OF

STUDY:

5th

 

NUMBER OF ECTS:

 

MODE OF DELIVERY:

PowerPoint presentations of the principles in Occupational Safety and Health at work and presentation of relative videos provided by the HSE, UK. Virtual laboratories and relevant internet sites and applications are used for practice. After the four first lectures, students select one topic to focus and study. Each student has to present his topic and his findings to the class and he has to be able to defend them.

 

CONTACT TIME-

LECTURES:

Three hours per week/ thirteen weeks

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Occupational Safety and Health provides a general introduction to the field of occupational safety and health of any kind of working environment. The course includes introducing concepts, terminology, and methodology in the practice of OSH and identifies resource materials. Three basic modules are presented:

  • EU and national legislation and the role of the professionals in this frame.
  • Hazards at work (exposure to harmful physical, chemical and biological agents), such as chemicals, noise, thermal stress. Ergonomics and psychological stress are also discussed. Special focus is given on the new EU regulations for chemicals, i.e. REACH and CLP.

General principles of evaluating the work environment, sampling methodology, evaluating exposure to health hazards and control, principles of ventilation, personal protective equipment and safety signs.

  • Management of safety and health at work. Risk assessment, prevention and mitigation strategies).

 

The class would benefit those needing a basic understanding of OSH, those wishing to become professionals in OSH and /or to pursue a Master's degree in OSH.

 

 

INSTRUCTOR:

 

Assistant Prof. Dr. Glykeria Loupa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECOMMENDED READING:

1. E-book «Occupational Safety and Health» G. Loupa, available in the e-class.

2.«Occupational Safety and Hygiene», P. Marchavilas, TZIOLAS Press, 2009                   

3.«Occupational Safety and Hygiene, Protection of the Environment» Κ. Papakostantinou, Ch. Belias. ROSSILI Press, 2007.

4.Papers

5. Publications of the Hellenic Institute of Health and Safety at work and of the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA).

 

PREREQUISITES:

Calculus, Chemistry, Atmospheric Physics, Applied Statistics, Fluid Mechanics, Physical processes.

 

LEARNING

OUTCOMES

ANDCOMPETENCES:

 

  1. Knowledge based
  • To be informed of the relevant legislation and in any new regulation concerning the OSH
  • Health hazards at work and Exposure assessment
  • Chemicals, REACH and CLP
  • Occupational Health Standards
  • Evaluating the working environment (Surveys, Sampling, Risk assessment)
  • Controlling health Hazards
  • Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment

 

2. Skills / Competences acquired

  • Students will be able to recognize, evaluate and recommend controls for a variety of potentially hazardous occupational exposures.
  • Students will be informed in the basic legislation, regulations and guidelines in OSH.
  • Students will be able to conduct a complete survey in a working environment and identify the potential hazards and stresses for the health of the workers.
  • Students will be able to propose preventive or mitigation strategies to sustain or improve the health of the workers.

 

ASSESSMENTMETHODS:

Oral examination, oral presentation of the the personal student assignment student in a topic relevant to OSH. Student’s participation in discussions is also evaluated.

 

LANGUAGE: 

Greek

 

Contact

  • Address:Department of Environmental Engineering, 67100, Xanthi

  • Telephone: 30 25410 79109,79117,79112

  • Email: secr@env.duth.gr