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.
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21 Nov 2022
Established in 1991 after amalgamating four eastern Australian Catholic tertiary institutes, Australian Catholic University now has seven campuses, from Brisbane to Melbourne and welcomes students of all beliefs. Specialising in arts, business, education, health sciences, law, theology and philosophy, ACU encourages its students to think critically and ethically and bring change to their communities and offer this online through Open Universities Australia.
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
Knowledge of specific physical hazards encountered in workplaces as well as skills in determining associated risk exposure and harm reduction, are critical components of OHSE professional practice and their responsibility to the common good, the environment and society. In this unit students will learn how exposure to hazards such as noise, thermal comfort, hazardous chemicals, confined spaces, infectious agents, asbestos, electricity, plant, and hazardous wastes may impact workers' and others' health, and the environment.