Management for Occupational Health and Safety
This course examines six key areas associated with effective Health and Safety management. These areas are: disaster/ emergency planning and preparedness; employment relations; theories and systems of management and organisational behaviour; Health and Safety training and competencies; contemporary Health & Safety priorities; measuring Health and Safety performance.
Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Semester 1 - 2015
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify and evaluate the impacts of a broad range of disasters and emergencies potentially affecting the workplace and the wider community.
- Identify and explain the underlying need for emergency preparedness contingencies and associated regulatory obligations.
- Analyse the relationship between employment relations systems and effective Health and Safety management.
- Identify, analyse and explain a broad range of management theories and viewpoints.
- Identify and analyse the type and effectiveness of the Health and Safety Management System adopted in terms of the political, social, regulatory and business environment in which the organisation operates.
- Identify and analyse the issues and legislative obligations associated with Health and Safety training and competencies.
- Analyse and explain the influence of performance measures on improving Health and Safety outcomes.
- Outline a broad range of contemporary national and international Health and Safety issues and priorities.
This course has four modules, as follows:
- Disaster and Emergency Planning
- Employment Relations
- Health and Safety Management Theory, Organisational Behaviour and Training
- Contemporary Health and Safety Priorities and Measuring Health and Safety performance
- Written Assignment: Essay/Written Assignment (Management of Emergencies)
- Online Learning Activity: Online Discussion
- Formal Examination: Exam
- Online Activity: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
- Self-Directed Learning: for 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Students are expected to spend on average 120-140 hours of effort or total load (contact and non-contact including assessment) per 10 unit course)
2015 Course Timetables for OHSE6070