School Of Science And Health

Safety and Risk ManagementWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300677.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Recognition that OHS procedures are legislatively required at the workplace and the ability to recognise the need to protect workers from harm at the workplace. Knowledge of the basics of OHS legislation in the students’ jurisdiction.

Equivalent Units
300390 - Safety Management. 300395 - Risk Assessment

About this Unit
This unit provides a critical insight into the theory and practice of managing safety and health at the workplace with a dual focus on risk management and safety management. Students have the opportunity to develop a safety systems approach concentrating on hazard identification, risk assessment and devising control measures incorporating safety management principles. Safety culture and its influence on OHS practice is also detailed. In addition, the unit addresses the legal underpinning of OHS requirements at the workplace. Labour market change and the role of government, unions and employer organisations are also examined. Global perspectives on OHS from various jurisdictions ranging from the USA, Hong Kong and China are also scrutinised.

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