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OCCH402 Occupational Safety

Introduction to workplace safety with an emphasis on managing health and safety systems and resources.

In 2014, accidents in the workplace resulted in 57 preventable New Zealand deaths and 43,167 new ACC claims for injuries. This paper has a focus on the analysis and management of environmental and psychosocial conditions that contribute to workplace injury and disease. Students will be taught best practice in hazard recognition and get team-based, hands-on practice in evaluating the occupational environment. Graduates will be able to develop and operationalise a strategy to manage health and safety in the workplace so as to meet, and exceed, the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Paper title Occupational Safety
Paper code OCCH402
Subject Occupational Health
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,692.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,125.00

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Restriction
OCCX 402
Limited to
MHealSc, MPhty, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPhty
Contact
Associate Professor David McBride: david.mcbride@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Academic Leader: Associate Professor David McBride
Paper Structure
The focus areas of this paper are:
  • Statutory requirements for health and safety in the workplace
  • Principles of occupational safety
  • Identification, assessment and control of safety hazards in the workplace
  • Integrating health and safety programmes into management systems
Teaching Arrangements
A three-day compulsory block weekend workshop in Dunedin

Interactive expert-led seminars by conferencing through Otago Connect
Textbooks
This text is available to students as an online resource through the University of Otago Library:

Levy BS, Wegman DH, Baron Sl, Sokas RK. Occupational and environmental health - recognizing and preventing disease and injury. (6th Edition). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be taught best practice in hazard recognition and get team-based, hands-on practice in evaluating the occupational environment. Graduates will be able to develop and operationalise a strategy to manage health and safety in the workplace so as to meet, and exceed, the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

Introduction to workplace safety with an emphasis on managing health and safety systems and resources.

This paper has a focus on the analysis and management of environmental and psychosocial conditions that contribute to workplace injury and disease. Students will be taught best practice in hazard recognition, control and surveillance and will get team-based, hands-on practice in evaluating the occupational environment. Graduates will be able to develop and operationalise a strategy to manage health and safety in the workplace so as to meet, and exceed, the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Paper title Occupational Safety
Paper code OCCH402
Subject Occupational Health
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
OCCX 402
Limited to
MHealSc, MPhty, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPhty
Contact
Associate Professor David McBride: david.mcbride@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Academic Leader: Associate Professor David McBride
Course Lecturer: Donna Burt
Paper Structure
The focus areas of this paper are:
  • Statutory requirements for health and safety in the workplace
  • Principles of occupational safety
  • Identification, assessment and control of safety hazards in the workplace
  • Integrating health and safety programmes into management systems
Teaching Arrangements
A three-day compulsory block weekend workshop in Dunedin

Interactive expert-led seminars by conferencing through Otago Connect
Textbooks
This text is available to students as an online resource through the University of Otago Library:

Levy BS, Wegman DH, Baron Sl, Sokas RK. Occupational and environmental health - recognizing and preventing disease and injury. (6th Edition). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Interdisciplinary perspective, Critical thinking, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be taught best practice in hazard recognition and get team-based, hands-on practice in evaluating the occupational environment. Graduates will be able to develop and operationalise a strategy to manage health and safety in the workplace so as to meet, and exceed, the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act.

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard