Health and Safety at Work

Name: Health and Safety at Work
Code: GEO11397L
Duration: 15 weeks/78 hours
Scientific Area: Geological Engineering

Teaching languages: Portuguese
Languages of tutoring support: Portuguese, English
Regime de Frequência: Presencial

Sustainable Development Goals

Learning Goals

Create competences in several sides of industrial security and hygiene, mainly in:
Knowledge of the actual legislation;

Development of a culture ?good? conditions at work;

Identification and solution of problems concerning the theme hygiene and security.

Create a Health and Safety Plan appropriate to an industrial activity, with particular emphasis on mining and manufacturing industry.

Collect and interpret critically relevant scientific information on the topics of the syllabus.

Communicate ideas and scientific knowledge, oral and written form, organized in a coherent and logical issues about the scope of this Unit.


Module 1 - Industrial Hygiene
I - Chemical hazards (solids, liquids, gases and vapors);
II - Physical hazards (noise, heat / ventilation, vibration);
Module 2 - Industrial Safety
I - Electrical hazards;
II- Fire;
III ? Ergonomy / loads and movement;
IV- Protection machinery;
V- Protection tools and utensils at work;
VI- Prevention in cargo handling operations;
VII- Individual protection of industrial accidents. Protection equipments.
Module 3 - Risk analysis and safety and health plans.
Module 4 - Technical audits of safety.
Module 5 - Legislation.

Teaching Methods

Teaching methodologies - explanation in the classroom.
Evaluation - Elaboration of a practical work.
Technical visits.

Teaching Staff