Course Brief

Aims The course aims to:
  • 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.

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Toxic Substances – the Nature of the Hazard

In this chapter a range of techniques will be considered in relation to hazard assessment. These will include chemical safety assessments and reports. The development safety data sheets and the use of international safety cards and the global harmonised system for classification and labelling of chemicals will be considered.

Assessing Exposure to Toxic Substances in the Workplace

Advanced Monitoring Techniques and Sampling Strategies will be considered in this chapter. Techniques for assessing skin exposure will explored as will exposure modelling, and the development of exposure scenarios.

Occupational Health

This chapter will investigate the basic elements of occupational health programmes and will consider the use of health surveillance as a control strategy. Biological monitoring and ethical issues relating to occupational health will be reviewed.

Occupational Epidemiology

This chapter will provide an over-view of epidemiology. It will consider the approaches to measuring health and disease, causation and study types. It will also look at the application of occupational epidemiology in the prevention of disease.

Major Hazards

This chapter will evaluate approaches to the control of major hazards. These will include approaches such as risk analysis, risk management plans and safety reports. The WHO approach to control of major hazards and mitigation of major chemical disasters will be reviewed.

Management of the Chemical Environment

Issues such as chemical safety programmes, managing and auditing and integrated management systems will be considered in this chapter. Management issues in relationship to health hazards and major hazards will be considered. Common approaches to chemical safety in the chemical industry such as product stewardship and responsible care will be discussed.

Emerging Issues

This chapter will discuss emerging issues such as indoor air quality, nano-technology, and chemical safety in developing countries.

This course has two (2) assignments.

  • MSc. Safety, Health, Environment or Occupational Hygiene

    This Safety, Health & Environment / Occupational Hygiene postgraduate programme 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), UK. It covers various aspects of occupational safety, health and environment and graduates are eligible to apply for graduate membership with IOSH.

    REGISTER BEFORE AUGUST 30, 2023 to get 10% off the first semester's tuition.

    NEXT INTAKE: September 2023.

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 11, 2023

    CLASSES BEGIN: September 16, 2023

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    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.

    Highlights at a glance:

    • 2 years in duration; 8 modules and 1 Dissertation
    • Delivered online. 
    • IOSH Accredited - graduates can apply for graduate membership with IOSH
    • Assessment criteria - coursework only, 1 Final Dissertation 
    • Global Recognition and Portability
    • Expert Lecturers