SLE723 - Physical Hazards
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|Unit chair:||C Gray|
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This unit covers the characteristics of radiation (energy, frequency, wavelength and the electromagnetic spectrum); non-ionising radiation ranging from static fields, through ELF, radio, microwave, infra-red, and visible frequencies to ultra-violet radiation is studied from the viewpoint of interaction with matter, measurement, health effects, exposure standards and controls. Emphasis is given to industrial sources of non-ionising radiation and special attention is given to lasers and the administrative controls to which they are subject. Similarly, ionising radiation, including electromagnetic (X and g) and particulate (a, b and n) radiation is considered, giving emphasis to commonly encountered sources of such radiation in industry and laboratories and with reference to the relevant legislation. The unit also looks at noise: the underlying physics of sound, hearing, physiological effects, noise induced hearing loss, audiometry, methods of monitoring noise levels and exposure, exposure standards, regulations and noise control; and vibration: underlying physics, physiological and medical effects, and measurement of vibration, exposure standards, regulations and vibration control.
Five assignments (6% each) 30%, examination 70%. To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit students must achieve a minimum mark of 50% in the examination and an overall mark of 50%.
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