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.
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.
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.