Ocupational Health and Safety (261234)

Learning Outcomes

Provide students of essential skills on occupational preventive risks; Identify the several areas of OHS; occupational health and safety legislation; Identify emerging occupational risks of new forms of work organization.

Study Program

1. Definition of Occupational Health and Safety
2. Introduction to the fundamentals of hygiene, safety and occupational health
- The dynamic relationship between work and health (medicine at     work,ergonomics, occupational psychology ...)
3. Safety and Prevention
3.1. Definition of occupational accidents and disease
3.2. Factors that threaten hygiene, safety and health at work
3.3. Productivity and quality        
4. Reducing risks
4.1. Collective and Individual Protection
4.2. Safety Signs
5. Health and conditions at work
5.1. Physical hazard
5.2. Chemical hazard
5.3. Ergonomic hazard
5.4. Psychosocial hazard (Harassment, mobbing, bullying, stress)       
6. Occupational safety and health management systems
6.1. Organization of safety services and health - Deming Cycle             (PDCA)
6.2. Risk Process - Analysis, Assessment and Management
7. Fundamental Laws



Miguel, A. (2014). Manual de Higiene e Segurança do Trabalho, 13ª ed. Porto: Porto Editora.
Freitas, L. (2011). Segurança e saúde do trabalho. Lisboa: edições Sílabo.