Course Brief

The focus of ergonomics is on the individual. In the design of work, and all aspects of the work, the human (either as the worker, operator or user) must always remain central in our considerations; thus it is not possible to undertake ergonomic surveys or audits of work places, or work systems, without considering the people who are involved. Design for human use should therefore be based on the characteristics of the users.Aims of Course
  • Explore, evaluate and build on the existing theory and practice associated with chemical hazards found in the workplace;
  • Introduce and develop an appreciation and understanding of risk that the different types of chemical hazards can present to workers and other people affected by them;
  • Develop a framework for rational decision making in managing chemical hazards in the workplace;
  • Develop skills and decision-making when presented with chemical hazards in the workplace.

  • This course is offered in 0 hours

On successful completion of this module, the student would be able to:

  • understand ergonomics definitions and principles;
  • appreciate some applications of ergonomics to problems which may occur in the workplace;
  • understand the roles of the various disciplines which contribute to ergonomics;
  • appreciate the extent of human variation and why ergonomics methodology has to be able to overcome the problems arising from such variation;
  • understand the nature of the interfaces which can exist between an individual, the work tasks, work environment and the organisation.

This course comprises fifteen (15) units:

1.   Introduction to Ergonomics

2.    Ergonomic Methods and Techniques

3.    Information Processing

4.    Workplace Equipment and Products

5.    Human Machine Interface, Reliability and Error

6.    Work Organisation

7.    Work Physiology

8.     Assessment of Health Risks

9.     Environmental Ergonomics and Personal Protection

10.   Musculoskeletal Disorders and Injury

11.   Job Satisfaction and Organisation Commitment

12.   Control and Work

13.   Designing Shift Systems

14.   Working Time and Safety

15.   Shift work Interventions

This course comprises two (2) assignments

  • MSc. Safety, Health, Environment or Occupational Hygiene

    Occupational safety and health aims to prevent accidents, ill-health and other losses arising from work and work related activities. The last few years have also seen safety professionals becoming increasingly responsible for environmental issues and, with current concern about climate change, this responsibility will almost certainly grow. As the field continues to grow, so will the need for professionals with graduate and post-graduate qualifications.

    This HSE postgraduate programme delivered by lecturers at SBCS, with industry expertise, and awarded by the University of Greenwich, is currently the only post-graduate programme offered locally that is accredited by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). It covers all aspects of occupational safety, health and environment. Significant emphasis is placed on learning and research. One of the first courses that students take is Critical Thinking, which provides them with the skills necessary to take full advantage of their studies.

    Graduates will be eligible to apply for graduate membership from IOSH.

    At SBCS we focus on -

    • Producing graduates who are capable of thinking critically, creatively and ethically.
    • Graduates who are team players with the ability to communicate persuasively.

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