Work Health and Safety
Identify hazards in the workplace. Pore over the Work Health and Safety Act. Learn the four-step risk management procedure designed to protect workers from work hazards.Build a strong theoretical foundation for your health and safety studies.
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- 17 Jul 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will have:
- an appreciation of the key elements of a WHS management system
- an understanding of the main parts of the model Work Health and Safety Act
- the ability to apply the four steps in the risk management procedure to protect workers from hazards at work
- an understanding of the main types of hazards at work
- an appreciation of process of eliminating or controlling the risk to health and safety at work.
- OHS management systems
- Legal framework
- Risk management process
- Workplaces environment
- Manual handling
- Psychosocial hazards
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No additional requirements
This subject was previously known as IRL160.
This subject provides you with a practical and theoretical understanding of health and safety in Australian workplaces. The subject examines the legal obligations in the workplace and risk management. You will have an opportunity to transfer theoretical knowledge to practice by undertaking analysis of a workplace, a practical exercise which will also require you to consider the theoretical aspects of the Workplace Health & Safety problems that you discover.
- Online Discussion (15%)
- Written Assignment 1 (35%)
- Written Assignment 2 (50%)
Current study term: 16 Jul 23 to 13 Oct 23
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