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Seminars on Occupational Safety

Code: MESHO0005     Acronym: SSO

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Safety and Hygiene Engineering

Instance: 2017/2018 - 1S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Mining Engineering Department
Course/CS Responsible: Master in Occupational Safety and Hygiene Engineering

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
MESHO 34 Plano de estudos oficial a partir de 2007/08 1 - 6 56 162
MIEA 0 Syllabus since 2006/07 5 - 6 56 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Maria Luisa Pontes da Silva Ferreira de Matos

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


At the end of lective component of the UC, the student should be able to:

    • To know and distinguish the concept of Occupational safety:
    • To identify the most common risks of work accidents;
    • Identify some special risks;
    • Formulate an economic perspective of the accidents;
    • Point solutions for different risk situations.


Learning outcomes and competences

Once completed the UC, the student is able to meet the fundamental needs of a company in the field of Occupational Safety.

Working method


Pre-requirements (prior knowledge) and co-requirements (common knowledge)




    • Fundamentals of Occupational Safety;


    • Legal framework of workplace accidents;


    • Causes of workplace accidents, workplace accidents statistics, statistical control of accidents;


    • Personal protective equipment;


    • Prevention and Fire Safety;


    • Electrical Hazards;


    • Protection of machines; Main types of equipments;


    • Risks typification Electrical protection and mechanical protection; applicable law;


    • Safety Signs.


Mandatory literature

Alberto Sérgio Miguel; Manual de Higiene e Segurança do Trabalho, Porto Editora. ISBN: 2010
Macedo, Mário J. M.; Método de Gretener, Verlag Dashofer, 2008. ISBN: 9789896420055
PERRY, R.W. AND LINDELL, M.K. ; Preparedness for Emergency Response: Guidelines for the Emergency Planning Process. Disasters, 2003 (vol. 27, no. 4, p. 336-350)

Complementary Bibliography

David L. Goetsch; Occupational Safety and Health for Technologists, Engineers, and Managers, Prentice Hall, 2010

Teaching methods and learning activities


Theoretical presentation, case presentations, and resolution of exercises. The questions asked by the students are clarified as they are raised.


Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Teste 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Estudo autónomo 106,00
Frequência das aulas 56,00
Total: 162,00

Eligibility for exams

75% according to general evaluation rules of FEUP.

Eligibility for exams: 90 % to obtain the Vocational Training Certificate;

Calculation formula of final grade


Two tests are performed with the same weight. The 2nd test will take place on the scheduled date for the 1st call of the examinations. There will be exam to students who do not achieve the goals of the curricular unit in the distributed evaluation.


Examinations or Special Assignments


Internship work/project


Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

Evaluation with all the contents lected.

Classification improvement

Possibility for the student to repeat one of the tests at the time of appeal, if the classification in both tests is equal or higher than 7 points. If the classification in one of the tests is less than 7 points, the student will appeal over all subjects.


NOTE 1- The MIEA or Extraordinary student  who are attending this UC under the conditions referred in "Eligibility for exams", will ensure a Vacancy in the application to MESHO in the 1st phase of the next school year.

- The conclusion of MESHO allows obtaining a Professional Certificate in safety.

- The attribution of this Certificate is conditioned upon to frequency in 90% of the classes.

NOTE 2- The MIEA students who are attending this UC will be able to complete the mesho in just one school year.

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