Introduction to workplace safety with an emphasis on managing health and safety systems and resources.
This paper has a focus on the analysis and risk management of environmental and psychosocial conditions that contribute to workplace injury and disease. Students will be taught best practice in health and safety management through developing hands on skills in hazard recognition, control and surveillance. Team based learning is emphasised. 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||Semester 2 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,018.75|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- OCCX 402
- Limited to
- MHealSc, MPhty, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPhty
Occupational Health Administrator: Amara Boyd firstname.lastname@example.org
- Teaching staff
Academic Leader: Dr Moazzam Zaidi
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
This Distance Learning paper is a combination of remote and in-person teaching.
A three-day compulsory block weekend workshop in Dunedin and interactive expert-led seminars by video conferencing through Zoom.
These texts are available to students as online resources through the University of Otago Library:
Levy BS, Wegman DH, Baron SL, Sokas RK. Occupational and environmental health - recognizing and preventing disease and injury. (7th Edition). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Channing J. (2013). Safety at Work. (8th edition). New York : Taylor and Francis
- 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.