OHSE6060

Safety in the Workplace

10 Units

This course is designed to assist students integrate knowledge and skills from mathematics, chemistry, physics and risk management for managing and controlling a range of occupational health and safety hazards. Students are expected to find innovative and best practice solutions by actively collaborating in groups.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Health Sciences
Availability Semester 2 - 2016 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Develop and apply an effective process for managing and controlling a range occupational health and safety hazards
  2. Integrate knowledge from mathematics, chemistry, physics and risk management for effectively managing and controlling a range of occupational health and safety hazards.
  3. Use research-informed practice in occupational health and safety
  4. Develop innovative solutions in occupational health and safety hazard control and management through collaboration
  5. Communicate to a broad range of audiences the management and control of occupational health and safety hazards in a range of industrial workplaces.
Content
  1. Framework and process for managing and controlling occupational health and safety hazards
  2. Chemicals, fire safety and explosions
  3. Electrical energy and radiation
  4. Compressed gases and fluids
  5. Confined spaces
  6. Slips, trips and falls
  7. Plant and equipment safety
Requisites
  • Pre-requisite - successful completion of LEGL6004
Assumed Knowledge Basic mathematical, chemistry and physics skills and knowledge. Knowledge from OHSE 6020, OHSE 6040 and OHSE 6050.
Assessment Items
  • Report: Report on Safety in the Workplace
  • Written Assignment: Calculations in Safety in the Workplace
  • Formal Examination: Final Exam

Contact Hours
  • Online Activity: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term (Students are required to spend on average 120-140 hours of effort (contact and non-contact) including assessments per 10 unit course.)
  • Self-Directed Learning: for 7 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for OHSE6060
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