OHSE201 - Introduction to Ohse Management
Teaching Organisation 3 hours of lectures and tutorials per week for 12 weeks as the on-campus load during the semester or equivalent. Online students are expected to spend a minimum of 8 hours per week on study, readings and assessment preparation.
In the 13 years from 2003 to 2015, 3,207 Australian workers lost their lives in work-related incidents and almost 1.7 million workers made workers’ compensation claims for serious injury or illness. Occupational Health and Safety practitioners work to effect change in this important and challenging area of workers’, managers’, and organisations’ lives and their skills are required in all organisations. This unit is introductory in nature, and provides you with an understanding of basic principles of OHS management, with a view to having the same addressed in greater detail by subsequent units, should you go on to complete a minor in OHSE. Topic areas covered include an introduction to OHSE; OHS management concepts; hazards, risks and risk management; risk assessment and control; good work design; consultation and training; emergency planning; standards and management systems; evaluation of OHS performance; auditing; and rethinking OHS. As a result, you will have the opportunity to explore and discuss a range of OHS management issues, and develop skills in applying this basic OHS practices in organisational contexts. In doing so, this unit aims to provide you with the foundation knowledge, and skills on which to base further development in OHSEM practice and/or to have informed discourse about OHS issues with organisational stakeholders.