OHSE2730 - Occupational Safety

Course CodeCourse NameIntake

Occupational Safety

Trimester 1
15 Jan 2021


Considers the fundamental principles and practice of chemical, fire and explosion, electrical, machinery and construction safety, with reference to Singapore OHS legislation.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Identify the physical, chemical, biological, mechanical and electrical hazards in a wide range of   working environments;
  2. Evaluate the potential consequences of identified hazards;
  3. Develop strategies to eliminate hazards or minimize risk;
  4. Prepare clear instructions and reports;
  5. Identify relevant sections of OHS legislation and assess if legal requirements are satisfied


In each unit of study, students will review relevant physical and chemical principles,

  1. both qualitatively and quantitatively;
  2. apply them to a range of industrial situations that could result in physical injury and/or environmental damage;
  3. and make recommendations for safety management procedures, which conform to legislative requirements.

Study Units:

  1. Construction safety;
  2. Machinery and plant safety;
  3. Electrical safety;
  4. Chemical safety;
  5. Fire and explosion safety;
  6. Radiation safety


Assessment Items

Two (2) Written Assignments: Report format

Final Examination: Written Formal Examination

Contact Hours

Lecture at PSB Academy

Face to Face on Campus 40 hour(s) per Term Full Term