Curricular Unit:Code:
Health and Safety in the Workplace997SST
1UndergraduateQuality, Environment and Safety Management6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
• Identify the main barriers of the body to the action of toxic agents
• Understand the key mechanisms of the human immune defense
• describe the main groups of biological agents
• Measures to prevent and protect individual and collective
• Understand and analyze legal documents
• describe the main groups of chemicals
• Understand the effects of combined exposures
• Specify procedures for calibration of instruments for reading
1. Concepts and definitions
2. Fundamental principles of prevention
3. Causes and consequences of accidents at work and occupational diseases
4. Control of risks associated with workplaces and work equipment
5. Safety of work equipment
6. Work with special risks
6.1 Working in confined spaces
6.2 Working at height
6.3 Working in excavations
6.4 Demolition work
6.5 Working in the transportation of hazardous materials
7. Mechanical handling of loads: risks, preventive and protective measures
8. Manual handling of loads: risks, preventive and protective measures
9. Storage, use and disposal of hazardous chemicals: risks, preventive and protective measures.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The programmatic contents are in coherence with the objectives formulated for the curricular unit since the topics included in the program cover the main aspects in OSH.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The teaching methodologies are mainly expositive, interrogative and demonstrative, both during classes and tutorial orientation sessions. Case-studies are frequently used, in order to allow the interpretation and correct application of theoretical knowledge. Students are encouraged and oriented to perform research essays. Whenever possible, lectures with external guests are promoted.
The evaluation is continuous, through the practical application of knowledge in individual or group assignments, and research essays.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The teaching methodologies of this curricular unit were planned in order to enhance the practical applicability of the theoretical concepts transmitted. According to this, it is believed that learning methodologies like lectures with external guests, and case-studies, together with study orientation practices, will enable the students to understand the relevance of these subjects in the practice of organizational management, as well as the relevance of their role in this scope.
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Lecturer (* Responsible):
Nelson Azevedo Barros (