Subject details

Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:

  1. Explain how specific OHSE hazards lead to adverse effects on health, safety and environment
  2. Apply information on specific OHSE hazards using the risk assessment/management framework to determine a level of risk
  3. Describe basic interventions and strategies to control the risk associated with specific hazards with reference to OHSE legislation and standards
  4. Recommend control measures to peers and key workplace stakeholders using appropriate OHS information, data and communication skills.
  • 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: asbestos
    • Risk management: electricity
    • Risk management: plant/mobile plant
    • Risk management: occupational driving
    • Risk management: environmental conformance
    • Risk management: waste management
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Virtual Classroom
    • Online Materials

      • Quizzes
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
    • Other Materials

      • Video

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-OHS321
  • ACU-OHS201

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

ACU-OHSE201-Principles of Occupational Health and Safety , or ACU-OHS201

Special requirements

No special requirements

This  subject introduces students to basic 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 wil be on the risk managememt process with particular emphasis on processes to identify, analyse and respond to risk exposure within the legislative and organisational context.

  • Assignment 1 - Risk Management Report (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Online exam (35%)
  • Assignment 3 - Short answer quizzes (25%)

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.

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