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|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,692.75|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,125.00|
- OCCX 402
- Limited to
- MHealSc, MPhty, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPhty
- Associate Professor David McBride: email@example.com
- 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
- This text is available to students as an online resource through the University of
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.
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- 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.