Semester: 6 / Spring
Lectures/Classes: 30 / 30 hours
Field of study: Safety Engineering
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: optional
Prerequisites: Knowledge of ergonomics and hazard analysis
Contact person: dr Łukasz Kuta lukasz.kuta@upwr.edu.pl
Short description: This subject concerns a wide analysis of the hazards associated with the performed work. It is also presented an algorithm of occupational risk management (risk assessment and its acceptance). The methods of occupational risk assessment are described in details. Especially specified is the method of assessing worker’s exposure to hazardous and harmful factors in the workplace. The analyzed issues concern mainly accidents at work (post-accident procedure and prevention).
Full description: The definition of occupational risk and its measurement. Law basics for risk assessment. Requirements for proper risk assessment. Risk perception and acceptance. The risk perception and undertaking. Decision theory as a model for the analysis of dangerous behavior. The algorithm of the occupational risk management. Occupational risk management. The components of risk assessment. Characteristic of objects and identification of threats. The criteria for the classification of risk assessment methods. Quantitative and qualitative methods of risk assessment. Deductive and inductive methods of risk assessment. Matrix methods of risk assessment. Methods of risk assessment which based on indicators. Risk graphs as a method of risk assessment. Risk assessment for measurable factors. Accident and the accident rate. Accident rate as epidemiological phenomenon. Post-accident procedures - requirements for investigators. Models of accidents. Collection of data concerning accidents at work.Reporting of risk assessment and risk informing.
Bibliography: 1. Bello G.C., Colombari V., The Human Factors in Risk Analyses of Process Plants: The Control Room Operators Model TESEO. Reliability Engineering 1, 1980. 2.Five steps to risk assessment, Health and Safety executive Books, UK, 1997. 3. Guidance on risk assessment at work. European Commission, Directorate General V Employment, Industrial Relations and Social Affairs. Luxemburg 1996. 4. Occhipinti E., Colombini D. Updating Reference Values and Predictive Models of the OCRA Method in the Risk Assessment of Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders of the Upper Limbs. Ergonomics 50(11),2007. 5. Parsons K.C. Human thermal environments. Second Edition. London, Taylor and Francis 1993.
Learning outcomes: After completing the course student in terms of knowledge: 1. Knows the basic definitions used in the risk assessment (IB1A_W11). 2. Knows the law basics for risk assessment and indicates the objectives of risk assessment (IB1A_W15). 3. Lists the methods of risk assessment (IB1A_W15). in terms of skills: 1. Is able to identify threats in the workplace (IB1A_U12). 2. Can choose appropriate method for estimating the occupational risk and can carry out a risk assessment (IB1A_U18). 3. Is able to characterize the object of risk assessment (IB1A_U18). in terms of social competences: 1. Understands the importance of risk assessment for efficient company management (IB1A_K01, IB1A_K02).
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Total grade components: grade obtained at classes (50%) + grade obtained at lectures (50%)

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