Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
404004082015OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IICompulsory482
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
1. To be able to give the basic information about occupational health and safety required in their workplace. 2. To be able to give a wide awareness to the student who will face to many problems in the future and who will carry legal responsibilities and who will be supposed to apply a scientific and sound sense of safety when he will be working as a chemical engineer in a chemical plant. 3. To be able to teach occupational hygiene; definition, basic aspects, occupational health and safety. 4. To be able to teach the obligations of the occupational health and safety committee replaced in the plants. 5. To be able to give information about the harmful factors in the work place. 6. To be able to teach the environmental and personal control precautions. 7. To be able to teach the inhalation, discharging and effects of the toxicants. 8. To be able to give examples about specifications and precaution methods of some chemicals. 9. To be able to give information about Safety Data Sheet (SDS). 10. To be able to give examples about major hazards and major hazard installations, major accidents, examples of fire, explosion and toxic release, ILO convention. 11. To be able to give information about designing and operating a safe chemical plant. Cost approach, choice of process, operations, compatible material, specifications of electrical installation and grounding, construction phase, fire and emergency, corrosion. 12. To be able to give the risk assessment methods, analyzing methods, HAZAN, HAZOP and examples. 13. To be able to give information about the explosions and fires: Types of fire and gas and dust explosions, BLEVE.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Demet Astley
Learning Outcomes
1Students will; Obtain the basic information about occupational health and safety required in their workplace.
2Learn a wide awareness of many problems in the future, legal responsibilities and a scientific and sound sense of safety when he will be working as a chemical engineer in a chemical plant.
3Learn definition and basic aspects of occupational hygiene, occupational health and safety.
4Learn the environmental and personal control precautions, inhalation, discharging and effects of the toxicants, specifications and precaution methods of some chemicals, information about Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
5Obtain the basic information about designing and operating a safe chemical plant. Cost approach, choice of process, operations, compatible material, specifications of electrical installation and grounding, construction phase, fire and emergency, corrosion.
6Obtain the basic information about the risk assessment methods, analyzing methods, HAZAN, HAZOP and examples.
7Obtain the basic information about the explosions and fires: Types of fire and gas and dust explosions, BLEVE.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
The basic information about safety and health concept on the bases of national, international, sectoral as well as that of workplaces. This concept covers mainly workplaces that are related to the chemical industries and technologies. By this course, it is aimed to give a wide awareness to the student who will face to many problems in the future and who will carry legal responsibilities and who will be supposed to apply a scientific and sound sense of safety when he will be working as a chemical engineer in a chemical plant.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to Process Safety
2Description of occupational health and safety and their elements: health concept, safety concept, occupational accidents, occupational diseases, statistics of accidents.
3Occupational health and safety committee and health service charged in a workplace. National and international legislation, lists and codes; Laws, conventions, classifications, concerning lists by Turkish State, ILO, other countries.
4Occupational hygiene; definition, basic aspects.
5Control technology for hazards in workplaces; both environmental and personal control measures.
6Process Safety Management (PSM).
7Hazardous chemicals (inorganic and organic): specifications and prevention methods.
8Toxicology; definition and related explanations, routes of entry of toxicants.
9MIDTERM EXAM
10Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
11Major hazards and major hazard installations: description of major accidents, examples of fire, explosion and toxic release, ILO convention.
12References of designing and operating a safe chemical plant. Cost approach, choice of process, operations, compatible material, specifications of electrical installation and grounding, construction phase, fire and emergency, corrosion.
13Risk assessment. Description of analyzing methods, HAZOP.
14Risk assessment, HAZAN, Fault Tree analysis and examples.
15Explosions and fires: Types of fire and gas and dust explosions, BLEVE.
16FINAL EXAM
Recommended or Required Reading
1. D. A. Crowl, J.F. Louvar, "Chemical Process Safety: Fundamentals with Applications", Prentice Hall International Series in the Physical and Chemical Engineering Sciences, 1990. 2. N.Gizli, C.Uraz “Process Safety and Hazard Prevention” Lecture notes, İzmir, March, 2015.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Project Preparation133
Self Study133
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination11515
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)68
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