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Postgraduate | ACU-OHSE603 | 2023

Physical Hazards in Occupational Environments

Investigate physical hazards in the workplace and address approaches for dealing with them. On your checklist are chemicals, asbestos, noise, electricity and confined spaces. You’ll assess risk levels and compile strategies and intervention methods.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
12 weeks

Start dates

  • 24 Apr 2023
  • 09 Oct 2023

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About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject students should be able to:

    • Evaluate specific physical hazards encountered in workplaces by assessing how these OHSE hazards lead to adverse effects that affect the common good, particularly on health, safety and environment through critical review of academic literature.
    •  Use OHSE hazard specific tools and methods to determine level of risk
    • Critique basic interventions and strategies to control the risk associated with specific hazards with reference to OHSE legislation, standards and literature
    • Recommend control measures to peers and key workplace stakeholders using appropriate OHS information, data, and communication skills

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.

Equivalent subjects

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

  • ACU-OHS603 (Not currently available)

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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