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Document ID (ISN)112337
CIS number 12-0048
Year 2009
Convention or series no. RR 702
Author(s) Stacey N., Simpson K., Schleyer G.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Integrating risk concepts into undergraduate engineering courses
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2009. x, 29p. Illus. Bibl.ref.
Internet access Integrating_risk_concepts_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in English]
Abstract This report describes a joint project conducted by the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) and the University of Liverpool Engineering Department to integrate risk concepts into their undergraduate engineering course. The project defined risk education learning outcomes that can be integrated into an undergraduate engineering curriculum and implementing them by merging new teaching materials (involving real accident case studies) into core engineering modules. The success of the project was evaluated in terms of student's understanding of risk, at different points during their course, and interactions of the project team with academic staff. A questionnaire to ascertain students' understanding of risk was developed to support both development of materials and their evaluation.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; university training; hazard evaluation; safety and health training
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; programme evaluation; public OSH institutions; report
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
Risk evaluation