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Subject details

  • Topics
    • A model of OHSE risk management
    • Risk Management: Noise
    • Risk Management: Thermal comfort
    • Risk Management: Hazardous chemicals
    • Risk Management: Confined spaces
    • Risk Management: Infectious Agents
    • Risk Management: Manual handling
    • Risk Management: Electricity
    • Risk Management: plant/mobile plant
    • Risk Management: Occupational driving
    • Risk Management: environmental conformance
    • Risk Management: waste management
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Glossary
      • Web links
      • Online assignment submission
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
    • Online Materials
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of how specific OHSE hazards lead to adverse effects on health, safety and environment
  2. Analyse information on specific OHSE hazards using the risk assessment/management framework to determine a level of risk
  3. Compare and contrast interventions and strategies to control the risk associated with specific hazards with reference to applicable OHSE legislation and standards
  4. Justify ethical and sustainable recommended actions to peers and key workplace stakeholders using appropriate technical and theoretical OHSE information.
  • Assignment 1 - Risk Management Report (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Online Discussion (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - Online exam (35%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • ACU-OHS603

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject introduces students to theory and practice of risk management applied to specific hazards that OHSE professionals typically encounter in modern organisational environments. Risks covered include noise, thermal comfort, hazardous chemicals, confined spaces, infectious agents, asbestos, electricity, plant and hazardous wastes. The focus will be on the risk management process with particular emphasis on processes to identify, analyse and respond to risk exposure within the legislative and organisational context.

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