NAME OF COURSE/MODULE: CHEMICAL SAFETY MANAGEMENT
COURSE CODE: SCU1402
NAME(S) OF ACADEMIC STAFF: DR MOHD HAFEZ BIN MOHD ISA
RATIONALE FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE/MODULE IN THE PROGRAMME: A chemical industrial technologist, during his/her professional career, is primarily working in plants engaged in the manufacture of various chemical products. It is therefore necessary to provide adequate information to the student about the safety measures and procedures involved when dealing with various types hazardous materials and chemicals, different types of hazards at workplace, engineering aspects of safety equipment and others. This course will encourage the students to become competent Chemical, Health and Risk Assessor as an option for their professional career after graduation.
SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED:  

SEM IV / YEAR 2

TOTAL STUDENT LEARNING TIME (SLT)

 FACE TO FACE

NON FACE TO FACE TOTAL GUIDED AND INDEPENDENT LEARNING
L = Lecture

T = Tutorial

P = Practical

O= Others

L

28

T

 

0

P

 

0

O

 

81

O

 

52

L + T + P + O = 80 HOURS

CREDIT VALUE: 2
PREREQUISITE (IF ANY): NONE
OBJECTIVES: 1.To develop understanding of various functions of management, role of workers and engineers and providing knowledge about safety and health at workplace.

2. To provide knowledge of regulatory requirements pertaining to health, safety and the environment

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

 

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the ability to:

1. Explain type of hazards categories for different types of chemicals. (LO1 – C2)

2. Work in group to produce specific report on current topic related to chemical safety and health; and to present the topic during lecture. (LO4 – P3, CS3; LO5 – A2, TS1)

3. Demonstrate proper handling of chemicals and other precautionary measures as stated in Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), as well as by referring to the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act 1994 and other subsidiary regulation under it. (LO6 – A3, EM2, LL1)

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS: Students should be able to develop problem solving skills through a process of lectures, group presentations and lab practical
TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY:

 

Teaching-learning strategy:

  • The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, group assignments and presentations, informal activities and various textbooks.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
SYNOPSIS:

 

This course will introduce students on guidelines on how to manage safety in laboratory. Safety is part of the requirements on designing and operating experiments which includes choosing reagents and laboratory equipment. “Prudent practices” stating working conditions of chemists either by groups or individuals, for their own protection and safeness, which also includes their neighbours, communities and surrounding, will largely dependent on the laboratory safety culture practices. Safety and health issues include hazard and risk assessments. Students will benefit in terms of better understanding on issues relating to decision making and the consequence arising from the decision being made.
MODE OF DELIVERY: Lecture, writing report and presentation
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES:
A. Continuous Assessment (60%)
Category Percentage (%) Assessment Method
•      Cognitive

•      Communication skills, team work and ethics

•      Assigment

15%

30%

15%

•    Test

•    Presentation

•    Report

B. Final Examination (40%)
Examination : Structured and essay type questions 50% •   Structure type questions
MAIN REFERENCES SUPPORTING THE COURSE 1.Khalik Bin Hj. Wood, Zaharuddin Bin Ahmad, Zulkifli Bin Mohamad Hasim, Chemical Safety, Malaysian Institute for Nuclear Technology, 2001. (ISBN: 967-9970-11-6)
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES SUPPORTING 1.  André P., Grenouillet, P., Safety in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratory, Wiley-Interscience, 1994. (ISBN: 978-0-471-18556-7)

2. Stricoff, R. S.,  Walters, D. B., Handbook of Laboratory Health and Safety, 2nd Edition, Wiley-Interscience, 1995. (ISBN: 978-0-471-02628-0)

3. DiBerardinis, L. J.  (Editor), Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health, 2nd Edition, Wiley-Interscience, 1998. (ISBN: 978-0-471-16017-5)

4.  Nelson, D. G., Managing Chemical Safety, Government Institutes, 2002. (ISBN-10: 0865878382 ;ISBN-13: 978-0865878389)

5.   Fulekar, M. H, Industrial Hygiene and Chemical Safety, I. K. International Publishing House, 2006 (ISBN: 8188237922)