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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (BDA 31302)

Group Project (30%) Roles and responsibilities of an engineer related to safety and health in the real working environment

1. Instruction:

a. This project will be carried out in group.

b. Each group consists of 3- 6 members.

2. Things To Do:

Investigate the roles and responsibilities of engineering graduates related to

safety and health in the real working environment

(select only 1 industry).

Conduct comprehensive literature review (journals, books, conference proceedings) related to safety and health in the real working environment.

Use relevant Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) 1994, Factories and Machinery Act (FMA) 1967, Environmental Quality Act 1974 and/or Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Management System standards /guidelines.

Identify diverse groups of stakeholders with widely varying needs related to safety and health.

Identify ethical behaviour and sense of responsibilities towards society.

Investigate moral issues and suggest countermeasures to solve problems ethically.

Assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice.

Prepare a comprehensive report (maximum 20 pages excluding Appendices)

presentation

and presentation slides. Proposed contents of the report and slides are as follows:

1. Introduction

2. Roles of an engineer related to safety and health

3. Moral responsibilities of an engineer related to safety and health

4. Roles of an Occupational Safety, Health and Environment (OSHE) Department in an organization related to legal, environment, public interest and societal impact

5. Discussion and suggestions

6. Conclusion

7. References

8. Appendices (e.g. Case study Instrument, Interview Protocol, Gantt Chart, Work Progress)

3. Outcomes

a. Presentation slides (Progress Presentation)

i. Each group is expected to present their progress in Week 8-9 (10 minute presentation which is followed by a 5-minute question and answer session).

ii. Language: English

b. A comprehensive report (with proper literature review, in-text citations and references)

i. Each group is expected to submit the report in Week 14.

ii. Language: English

4. Assessment criteria (30 marks)

a. Report (20%)

Ethics - Demonstrate an understanding of moral responsibilities of an engineer related to safety and health (CLO2, PLO8) 10%

The Engineer and Society - Contribute to the role of an engineer in the real working environment related to safety and health (CLO3, PLO13)

10%

b. Presentation and presentation slides (10%)

Communication - Perform effective communication in solving problems related to safety and health (P5, LO3) 10%