Degree in Sales and Retail Management (LGVR)
Cod: 21190
Department: DCSG
Scientific area: Health and Safety at Work
Total working hours: 156
Total contact time: 26

This course unit covers multidisciplinary issues that include business development principles, to improve the quality of life by reducing work accidents and sicknesses. Contents are structured in 4 Parts, divided in one or more themes:

Part I discusses the fundamental principles and concepts of occupational safety and health, as well as the most relevant legislation.

Part II presents ways of organizing and managing occupational risk prevention services and a methodology for evaluating occupational risks in companies or institutions.

Part III covers topics such as: Personal Protective Equipment at Work; Fire Prevention, Protection, and Firefighting; and Safety with Machines, Tools, and Loads.

Part IV also presents specific subjects such as: Noise; Physical Risks; Chemical Risks; Electrical Risks; Ergonomic Risks.


1. Safety at Work 

2. Health at Work 

3. Work Hazards


Evaluate occupational risks.

Develop proposals of prevention and protection measures for the elimination or minimization of occupational risks, aiming at increasing safety and decreasing occupational illnesses.




Part I - Introduction to Health and Safety at Work (HSW)

Fundamental SHW Concepts

Part II - Organizing Risk Prevention

Part III - Safety at work

Part IV - Health at work

1- Compilação de textos de aprendizagem a disponibilizar na plataforma de e-learning no espaço da unidade curricular.

2- A. Sérgio Miguel, Segurança e Higiene no Trabalho, Universidade Aberta, 1998, ISBN: 978-972-674-511-2.

3- Arlindo Moreira, Segurança e Saúde no Trabalho em Ambiente de Escritório, Lidel, 2010;

4- Ed Ferret, International Health and Safety at Work Revision Guide: For the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety [3 ed.], Taylor & Francis Group, 2021, ISBN: 978-036-752-501-9

5- John White, Health and safety management: an alternative approach to reducing accidents, injury and illness at work, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019, ISBN: 978-1-138-50083-9


Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a final digital test, Global e-folio (e-folio G) at the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final exam (100%).